Shop Re-Opening - 6 July 2020

The White Gecko Charity Challenge

The White Gecko Team will shortly be embarking on a charity challenge to raise money for three worthy charities - Blood Bikes Wales, Diabetes UK and Hope Rescue.

We (Sara, Sarah Jane and Sian) will be walking the equivalent of 1.3 million fabric metres during July, August and September 2020 - which works out to be 6,522 steps per person, per day!

The distance is approximately the same as Land's End to John O'Groats which is the virtual route we will be following.

You can see how we get on via our Facebook and Instagram pages

To donate, please visit

Sara Demonstrating the Applique Templates on Hochanda TV

How to Sew with White Gecko Craft Lounge Launch on Hochanda!

Quilting Tutorials with June Tailor Designs at Hochanda - The Home of Crafts, Hobbies and Arts

Shop wins National Award

The White Gecko Craft Lounge has recently been named the Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: Wales at the British Sewing Awards 2017. 

 The award, voted for by readers of Sew Magazine and members of the wider public, comes two years after the shop opened in Camms Corner, Dinas Powys. With competition coming from other fabric and haberdashery shops across Wales, the award is the first win for this small shop. 

 Co-owner Sarah Fowler said, “This is great win for our lovely little shop and has really put us on the map for crafters from both South Wales and beyond. We stock a fabulous range of products and place a lot of emphasis on our selection of classes which has translated in this win.”

 Collecting the award at a large craft industry event last month, the owners of the White Gecko Craft Lounge were in good company with national winners including John Lewis, Liberty of London, Clover and Gütermann.