Kaffe Fassett’s Mystery Knit-a-Long

Rowan are running a second Knit-a-Long after the success of their Martin Storey project in 2013. This year the patterns have been created by Kaffe Fassett who is concentrating on colour work. Click here to view a video from Kaffe Fassett and Kate Buller explaining the...
Book signing with Stuart Hillard

Book signing with Stuart Hillard

We have been chosen to host an event with BBC2’s Great British Sewing Bee finalist Stuart Hillard Sherborne’s leading haberdashery and making shop, Butterfly Bright, has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to host a visit from Stuart Hillard –...

Could this be YOUR dream job?

We are hiring! The time has come to expand our team and we are looking for the perfect person to work with us on Saturdays and possibly other days during peak periods. You will receive full training and some great benefits including free parking and in-store...
RICE delivery!

RICE delivery!

  We always get excited when a delivery arrives from RICE! We have chosen some fabulous storage boxes perfect for hiding away all of those toys or keeping your craft materials safe and sound       Melamine cups are a staple here at Butterfly Bright...
Kids Summer Sewing Club

Kids Summer Sewing Club

This summer we will be running a series of workshops aimed at children who are just starting to use a sewing machine.   We have given a guide age of 12 but if you have a younger child who is keen and relatively competent on a machine please call us to discuss....

New Rowan wool cotton 4ply

    We are slowly but surely adding to our stock of Rowan Yarns   The latest arrival is a range of pretty pastels from the wool cotton range, this is a 4 ply weight yarn suitable for garment making and has been fully tested for use on babywear....
Yarn Shop Day – Sat 3rd May 2014

Yarn Shop Day – Sat 3rd May 2014

On Saturday 3rd May yarn shops across the UK will be celebrating Yarn Shop Day and here at Butterfly Bright we have lots planned! The event, the first of its kind, is supported by the industry and with extensive media coverage from Lets Knit, Lets get...
Crochet Easter eggs – free pattern

Crochet Easter eggs – free pattern

Recipe for Crochet Eggs Ingredients Rowan Cotton Glace in a choice of spring shades, we chose Ecru (725), Shell (845) and Shoot (814) 3mm crochet hook Some polyfil toy stuffing Tapestry needle     Method Ch3 and sl st to join in a ring Round 1 – 5dc in ring...
Amy Butler charm pack tote bag

Amy Butler charm pack tote bag

                We ordered in some lovely charm packs by Amy Butler recently but they are never quite as inspiring in their packaging as they are when made up into something. So after laying out the squares I decided they would...
Easter beanbag chicks!

Easter beanbag chicks!

    I have been meaning to try out this pattern for a while, I spotted it on RedTedArt’s website which is full of great ideas for kids crafts. You can follow RedTedArt on facebook to keep up with all the fab ideas they have!        ...
Disappearing 9 Patch

Disappearing 9 Patch

Inspired by the lovely new patchwork and quilting magazine ‘Pretty Patches’ I decided to have a go at their disappearing 9 patch tutorial. So this is what I did… I chose some fabric that have been hanging around in my stash, 3 red/pink, 3 yellow and...
Feather and Fan Alpaca Scarf

Feather and Fan Alpaca Scarf

      Feather and Fan Alpaca Scarf – by Caroline Bradshaw at Butterfly Bright It is a real treat to be knitting with this luxurious super soft Alpaca yarn from Italy, Sierra Andina is 100% pure Alpaca yarn, from the company made famous for its glorious...
Make your own fabric Christmas tree decoration

Make your own fabric Christmas tree decoration

Our family Christmas tree tells a hundred stories with decorations from all over the world as well as handmade ones from all generations. Every year I like to make a new handmade decoration to add to the collection and I would like to share this one with you. So...
Christmas shopping at Butterfly Bright

Christmas shopping at Butterfly Bright

    Christmas shopping made easy with homewares, haberdashery and happy days! Whether you are shopping for the person who makes, or for one who prefers something made for them, we have a wonderful selection of gifts to choose from… Homewares &...
Sherborne Artisan Market – Nov 30th

Sherborne Artisan Market – Nov 30th

              The next Sherborne Artisan Market is on Saturday 30th November. We have a bumper number of stalls booked in and will not be running a cafe so that we can squeeze them all in to the two rooms available. Some familiar...
Patchwork Table Runner

Patchwork Table Runner

                I recently saw another lovely idea on Pinterest for a patchwork table runner so I thought I would give it a go! I started by using a few fabrics from the scraps box along with some new prints that had just...
We now stock Rowan Yarn

We now stock Rowan Yarn

                For all you keen knitters out there (and of course the crochet fans too!) we are now very excited to be stocking a fabulous range of Rowan yarns We have started with a lovely range of Aran weight yarn for those...

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