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Great Tapestry of Scotland is Moving

23 June

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is moving to the Kirkcaldy Galleries in Fife from June 20th to September  20th, following the wonderfully successful period in Ayr Town Hall which drew 20,000 visitors. Have a look at their website for a taste of this beautiful tapestry – |                 […]

New colours

20 January

Appletons recently introduced two new colours to our pastels range – shades 887 and 888. If you would like a sample of these new blues, please contact us! This takes our entire range up to 423 different shades which we will be showing at h+h cologne in March.

Cologne 2015

30 December

Appletons will be taking part in h + h cologne 2015 – the international trade fair for creative handicraft and hobbies. Come and see us in Cologne between 27-29th March 2015! We will be exhibiting a complete range of all 423 Appletons colours as well as a selection of completed designers work. Nicola Jarvis will […]

Mace and Nairn under new ownership

20 August

Mace and Nairn has been taken on by Gill & Richard Riordan as of the end of July 2014. This company was established in 1959 and has been supplying Appletons wool for many years. Now, Mace and Nairn are an online supply company and their website is definitely worth a look ( We wish Richard […]

Dovecot Studio to stock Appletons Wool

25 July

Dovecot Studios is the UK’s oldest practicing tapestry studio and has been using Appletons wool since Dovecot was founded in 1912 – in fact they recently discovered an invoice for Appletons wool dated that year! They will be stocking Appletons wool for sale to the public from 1st August 2014. Have a look at their […]