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Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love this Year’s Award-nominated Yarn Stores!

Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love this Year’s Award-nominated Yarn Stores!

Here’s why you’ll love the award-nominated shops for the 2021 British Knitting & Crochet awards!

The British Knitting and Crochet Awards for 2021 are officially underway! Here are all the fantastic reasons why you’ll love visiting this year’s award-nominated independent local yarn stores. If you live locally or are visiting these areas then be sure to pay them a visit and enjoy all the exciting yarny goodies they have to offer! To cast your vote in this year’s British Knitting & Crochet Awards head over to letsknit.co.uk/awards

Yarn for the Soul

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - South West of England



Why you’ll love them:
1. Stocks a wide variety of hand dyed yarn
2. Only stocks natural fibres
3. Find exciting imports from across the globe (Cohana, Floop, The Knit Kit)
4. Yarn for the Soul is run on a passion for colour, texture and natural fibres
5. Well known for quirky and unusual accessories and a little bit of luxury at an affordable price

Yarn for the Soul
11a Silver Street
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 8PS

yarnforthesoul.co.uk


Angel & Acorn Boutique with Nylara Knits

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - The North of England

Why you’ll love them:
1. Family-run, independent business located in the village of Standish Wigan
2. Stock a wide range of yarn from big brand names such as Stylecraft, Rico, King Cole and James C Brett, to speciality hand-dyed yarn from local business Siobhancrafts
3. Outstanding customer service, offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience to all.
4. Weekly Knit & Natter Groups where all are welcome and monthly workshops (restrictions permitting)
5.Always on hand to offer help and advice, whether it be in the shop, online or over the phone.

Angel & Acorn Boutique with Nylara Knits
42 High Street
Standish
Wigan
WN6 0HF
07761 783766

angel-acorn-boutique.co.uk

Debs Wool Shop

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Wales

Why you’ll love them:
1. You’ll receive a warm welcome and find a relaxed atmosphere where you can browse and shop at leisure
2. You’ll find a cacophony of colour and gorgeous squiggyness in the shop
3. Stock an excellent range of yarns and patterns to suit all budgets
4. Knowledgeable and experienced team who are always happy to help and give advice
5. Debs Wool Shop pride themselves on their customer service

Debs Wool Shop
99 Rhosmaen Street
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire
SA19 6HA

debswoolshop.com

Love Wool

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Northern Ireland

Why you’ll love them:
1. The eclectic range of yarns to feel and sniff
2. Sense of fun, friendship and community to enjoy
3. Wide selection of Attic24 and Janie Crow Grab and Go kits
4. Get project inspiration from our enthusiastic Love Wool team
5. Events and Wool Cave workshops to participate in

Love Wool
16 Church Street
Portadown
Co. Armagh
N. Ireland
BT62 3LN

lovewool.co.uk

The Yarn Ball

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - South West of England

Why you’ll love them:
1. Family-run business
2. Fun classes and events
3. Unique hand-picked products
4. Welcoming atmosphere
5. Shop exclusives

The Yarn Ball
6 Queen Street
Barnstaple
EX32 8HJ

theyarnball.co.uk

Wool for Ewe


Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Scotland

Why you’ll love them:
1. Wool for every budget and patterns for every style
2. Personal experience and expertise for when you need help
3. Well organised displays making it easy to find what you are looking for
4. Stocking local and big brand yarns for all your fibre needs
5. Fun, friendly atmosphere welcoming all skill levels

Wool for Ewe
83-85 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2YE

woolforewe.com

The Wool Croft

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Wales

Why you’ll love them:
1. Friendly help and craft chat
2. Beautiful, squidgeable wools, gifts and kits
3. Inspirational ideas and free patterns
4. Heritage colours in Welsh wool
5. Wall to wall colour therapy!

The Wool Croft
14 Nevill Street
Abergavenny
NP7 5AD

bit.ly/woolcroftshop

The Yarn Dispensary

Nominated for - Best Local Independent Yarn Store - London & The South East

Why you’ll love them:
1. A local yarn store with a warm welcome – beautiful surroundings in a medieval market town
2. Two rooms packed with natural-fibre yarns from local producers, indie dyers and British commercial favourites
3. A wealth of patterns, books, needles, accessories and gifts for knitting, crochet, macrame, punch needle and more!
4. A friendly, approachable team who are always ready to help, answer questions, or untwist tangles!
5. Proud supporters of local flocks and artisans – from sterling silver buttons and stitch markers, to hand thrown yarn bowls, to no-kill rare breed yarns

The Yarn Dispensary
6 Market Place
Faversham
ME13 7AG

theyarndispensary.co.uk

The Knitting Corner


Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - The Midlands

Why you’ll love them:
1. Community is at the heart of the shop, and a recent expansion allows them to welcome more yarn fans to safely join in with workshops and social events
2. Workshops will be restarting soon, with something to suit everyone, from complete beginners to advanced techniques and designing skills
3. Large range of hand-dyed yarns are stocked alongside a range of yarns from around the world
4. Help is always available to a knitter or crocheter in need, be it dropped stitches or a confusing pattern. Bring in your project and The Knitting Corner will do all they can
5. A wide range of knitting related gifts and exclusive accessories are available, perfect for your yarnie friends or a treat for yourself


The Knitting Corner
26 Mitchells Exclusive Shopping Centre
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B75 6NA

theknittingcorner.co.uk

The Little Wool Shop


Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - The Midlands

Why you’ll love them:
1.Large selection of yarns
2. Brightly displayed stock
3. Inviting layout
4. Excellent customer care
5. Happy cheerful staff

The Little Wool Shop
18 Upper Brook Street
Rugeley
Staffs
WS15 2DN

thelittlewoolshop.co.uk

Sconch

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - East Anglia

Why you’ll love them:
1. Large selection of yarn from all of your favourite suppliers, as well as lots of independent yarn brands
2. Friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand to help you choose your next project (or fix your current WIP!)
3. Regular Craft’n’Cake sessions plus a massive range of classes
4. All the accessories you could possibly need, plus a whole range of embroidery, felting, spinning, weaving and yarn dyeing goodies!
5. Tea rooms serving a wide range of food and drink including brunch, lunch, amazing cakes, plus loose leaf teas and locally roasted coffee

Sconch
Unit 11
Blake House Craft Centre
Blake End
nr Braintree
CM77 6SH

sconch.com

Truro Wool


Nominated for:  Best Local Independent Yarn Store - South West of England

Why you’ll love them:
1. A world of colour and texture for all yarn lovers, with over 1200 different yarns and a wealth of accessories with something for every project and all budgets
2. With passion and expert knowledge, Truro Wool offers advice and assistance from planning your new project to sorting out those tricky bits
3. Community is at the heart of all they do - they offer a full range of online and in-person workshops, 121 tutorials and Knit & Natter sessions to support all
4. With the trend to shop local, Truro Wool is keeping the air miles down by stocking a range of yarns and buttons from local Cornish artists
5. Go online, choose Click and Collect, or if you love to thrill your senses and get fresh inspiration then pop in and see them

Truro Wool
St Mary’s Street
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 2AF

trurowool.com

Rosemary’s Woolshop


Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Wales



Why you’ll love them:
1. Huge range of yarns in stock including yarns from Stylecraft, Rico, Adriafil, James C Brett, West Yorkshire Spinners and Katia
2. Passionate and knowledgeable about all things yarn related
3. A love of problem-solving where knitting is concerned, from sorting out mistakes to finding alternative yarns to suit patterns
4. Very homely and welcoming shop
5. They love to be inspired by customers and to be able to inspire customers in return

Rosemary’s Woolshop
Birmingham House
Alban Square
Aberaeron
SA46 0AH

rosemaryswoolshop.co.uk

The Lost Sheep Wool Shop


Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - East Anglia

Why you’ll love them:
1. They are a friendly family-run business
2. The shop is an Aladdin’s cave of yarn from floor to ceiling, stocking all the top brands
3. You can choose from thousands of patterns for knitting and crochet
4. There is an extensive range of knitting needles, crochet hooks and accessories
5. It’s easily accessible with ample car parking

The Lost Sheep Wool Shop
1 Belle Vue
Main Road
Rollesby
Gt. Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR295EG

facebook.com/Thelostsheepwoolshop

The Woolly Sheep

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Scotland

Why you’ll love them:
1. A warm Highland welcome awaits you at The Woolly Sheep!
2. They know first hand the positive impact Knitting and Crochet can have on your mental health. You will never be short of a friendly face at the Woolly Sheep!
3. Take your time browsing through the many patterns and yarns available to get inspiration for your next project
4. Join them on some of their upcoming knitting and crochet workshops
5. Stuck on a pattern or looking for some inspiration? No problem, pop in and ask at The Woolly Sheep for some assistance! They are always happy to help

The Woolly Sheep
38 Tomnahurich Street
Inverness
IV3 5DS

thewoollysheep.co.uk

The Wee Crafty Owl

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Scotland

Why you’ll love them:
1. It’s a colourful haven for yarn lovers
2. The staff are friendly and welcoming with enthusiasm and a passion for crafting
3. There is a wide range of yarns for all tastes and pockets
4. There is a large selection of knitting and crochet patterns to inspire
5. The Wee Crafty Owl are developing a crafty community through classes, groups and community involvement

The Wee Crafty Owl
2b Jamaica St
Greenock
PA15 1XU

facebook.com/theweecraftyowl


Folklore Yarns

Nominated For: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Northern Ireland



1. They have our own Folklore Yarns branded Donegal Tweed and Merino Mohair (called Traditions and Faerie Folk)
2. There is a cafe as well as a fab yarn shop, which serves an excellent cup of coffee
3. They specialise in natural, local yarns and have lots to choose from
4. They are a happy, friendly and knowledgeable bunch who enjoy a good chat
5. They run classes, workshops and Knit and Natters that everyone is welcome to join

Folklore Yarns
Unit 5
39-53 Bloomfield Avenue
Belfast
BT5 5AA

folkloreyarns.com

Vibes and Scribes

Nominated for: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Republic of Ireland

Why you’ll love them:
1. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to offer advice or answer any questions customers might have!
2. They stock lots of budget-friendly yarns from popular brands like Sirdar and King Cole that offer fantastic value and quality
3. They support the Irish wool industry by stocking many Irish and locally produced yarns, as well as the only 100% organic, 100% Irish wool yarn, Yarn Vibes
4. Through the online shop, Vibes and Scribes offer a convenient and easy “click and collect” service that has proven to be hugely popular (while still getting orders packed and shipped quickly all over the world!)
5. As well as shopping for yarn, it’s hard to resist also browsing their large fabric and crafting supplies departments too!

Vibes and Scribes
3 Bridge Street
Cork
T23 TF22

vibesandscribes.ie


Decided on your favourites? To cast your vote in this year’s British Knitting & Crochet Awards head over to letsknit.co.uk/awards

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