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Top Of The Shops And Hand Dyed Heroes

Top Of The Shops And Hand Dyed Heroes

The time has come for you to vote for your favourites in the British Knitting and Crochet Awards 2020, so we decided to introduce you to a number of our fantastic nominees!

Read on to hear more from just some of the amazing shops and hand dyers that have been nominated this year. They are here to thank you for your continued support and to share all that they have to offer.

Plus, click HERE to cast your vote and enter into our free prize draw where you could win over £200 worth of prizes!

Following government advice, yarn shops are still closed. However, you can still keep your stash topped up, as the the shops featured below are currently offering alternative ordering services. Please do get in contact with them to find out the best way to place an order.

Ginger Twist Studio

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in Scotland
“The most adorable wee yarn shop; stacked to the rafters with gorgeous wool (including my own Ginger’s Hand Dyed), patterns, and tools. During troublesome times I’m selling online, posting via Royal Mail, offering pick up at the door, & cycling around Edinburgh to deliver locally. Thanks a million for the nomination, my wee heart is full of delight!”
11 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5AP

Brambles & Me

Nominated for Best Indie Hand Dyer
“Brambles & Me naturally hand dyes yarns in Newcastle upon Tyne, using only naturally derived extracts to create unique colours influenced by the great outdoors. A love of textiles is leading us towards exciting new products. Thank you for all your support, it means the world!”


Love Wool

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in Ireland & Northern Ireland
“Thanks to all our wonderful woolies for your continued support. We are overwhelmed to be nominated again this year. Now offering order & collect, local delivery and postal services. Get in touch via Facebook or email valerie@lovewool.co.uk. Join our wooly world on Facebook and Instagram @LoveWoolNI.”
16 Church St, Portadown, Craigavon BT62 3LN


Neath Valley Wools

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in Wales
“Thank you to all our customers for supporting and nominating Neath Valley Wools for this award. Based in South Wales and online at: www.smallscrafts.co.uk, we stock lots of gorgeous yarns and accessories with more arriving soon. Currently we are providing local deliveries, plus virtual knit & natters, but we are looking forward to reopening.”
75 High St, Glynneath, Neath SA11 5AL


Mothy & The Squid

Nominated for Best Indie Hand Dyer
“Thank you so much for nominating us, it’s an honour for our little family business! Mothy and the Squid is an artisan indie dyer specialising in bright, beautiful, ethically sourced, premium yarns. Each skein is hand dyed in small batches, seasonal in theme, and often inspired by nature including sea life, flowering plants and colourful insects.”


Nairn Wool Shop

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in Scotland
“Marie and Adam are thrilled to be shortlisted for this award and would like to thank all those who nominated the shop. We are continuing to sell through local delivery and online shop at this time but are happy to offer advice as usual. Look forward to seeing you all face-to-face.”
6/6A Falconers Ln, Nairn IV12 4DS


The Wool Croft

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in Wales
“Thanks so much to our wonderful customers for this confidence in the shop and our team! We look forward to when you can visit us again in Abergavenny, the gateway to Wales. We will soon launch a NEW web shop with all our favourite craft projects by post, beautiful Welsh wool and some exclusive craft kits. PHONE/TEXT/WHATSAPP for orders and enquiries: 0739 777 9931
14 Nevill Street, Abergavenny NP7 5AD


The Lost Sheep Wool Shop

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in the South East of England
“We are so delighted to have been nominated and would like to thank all our lovely customers. We are a family run business based in the Heart of the Norfolk Broads and we stock a vast array of yarns, a huge range of knitting needles, crochet hooks, plus notions, bags and so much more.”
1, Belle Vue, Main Road Rollesby Great Yarmouth NR29 5EG


Yarn For The Soul

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in the South West of England
“Thank you so much for nominating Yarn for the Soul, I am so thrilled that my little happy place is loved by so many. YFTS stocks hand dyed luxury yarns from a variety of talented Indie Dyers, along with yarns from WYS. You will also find crochet and knitting accessories, plus beautiful fibres for spinning and felting along with Ashford Spinning Wheels and Looms.”
11a Silver Street, Warminster, Wiltshire. BA12 8PS


Ewe Felty Thing

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in Wales
“Thank you so much for nominating us! Our website is stocked with hand-dyed yarns, Lykke needles and hooks and much more. We have moved our social groups online too! We’re also running ‘Yarn Forwards’ helping support key workers by paying forwards a woolly gift. We are so grateful for everyone’s support and we look forward to when we can safely meet again.”
22 Madoc Street, Llandudno, LL30 2TL


Fankle Yarns

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in Scotland
“I’m Kathleen from Fankle Yarns in Prestwick, Ayrshire. I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award, and would be delighted to have your vote for our new wee shop. Fankle Yarns promotes Scottish dyers and spinners, with an ever-growing selection of natural fibres and vibrant colours, and is a community hub for knits, natters and inspiration.”
20A The Cross, Prestwick, Ayrshire, KA9 1AJ


Made By Penguins

Nominated for Best Indie Hand Dyer
“Made By Penguins is a Luxury Hand-Dyed Yarn company based in Hampshire, offering a wide range of luxury yarns in all colours of the rainbow and in a variety of weights. My yarns suit all budgets including monthly subscriptions boxes which start from just £6.20 each and you can now pre-order our 2020 yarn advent calendar. Thank you so much to everyone that nominated us!”


The Knitting Corner

Nominated for Best Local Independent Yarn Store in the Midlands
“The Knitting Corner is more than just a knitting shop, more than knit and natters and hand dyed skeins of loveliness, it is a true yarn community. Our family of customers are what make us so special, and we thank each and every one of you for your nominations.”
No 5, Mitchells Shopping Centre, Weeford Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6NA

Click HERE to cast your votes in the British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2020! Now is the time to support your favourites and enter into our free prize draw where you could win over £200 worth of prizes!

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