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Yarn Shop Day 2015 - who’s taking part?

Yarn Shop Day 2015 - who’s taking part?

Yarn Shop Day 2015 takes place on May 2nd - just over one week away! Has your favourite store signed up yet? Read on to find out!

This year, we’re delighted to have the event supported by the fabulous ICHF Events, who host some superb craft shows throughout the year. Make sure you visit their website for more details about their range of creative events!

Yarn Shop Day is being supported by publishers Search Press, who produce a fantastic range of crafty and knitty books throughout the year. One of their authors could be dropping into a yarn shop near you – keep your eyes peeled! The event is also being backed by the UK Hand Knitting Association (UKHA) and the fabulous publishing company GMC.

If you’re lucky, your local yarn shop could be visited by one of our Yarn Shop Day ambassadors! We’re thrilled to have some incredible names from the knitting world getting involved with the event, including Erika Knight, Lynne Rowe, Ali Campbell, Wendy Mould, Emma Varnam, Jackie Carrera, Janine Holmes, Sarah Shimpton, Helen Ardley, Debbie Bliss, Susie Johns, Emma Varnam, Jemima Schlee, Sarah Fordham, Susan Pinner, Sophie Simpson, Geraldine Warner, Anna Wilkinson, Ros Badger and Christine Leech!. Will they be coming to a store near you? You’ll have to wait and see!

If you’re near Get Knitted in Bristol, the fabulous Sue Pinner is visiting the store! The Periwinkle in Ilfracombe have got a knitting celebrity dropping in – Rowan designer Martin Storey! Make sure you get a signed copy of his latest book!

Yarn Shops
We’ve had a huge amount of interest so far in Yarn Shop Day and have had some brilliant new sign-ups!
- All the Pretty Things, 54 High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 OHF
- Busy Fingers, Unit 6 Gwel Avon, Gilston Road, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TW
- Coastal Yarns, Unit Three, The Old Forge, Cornwall, EX23 8LG
- Crafts by Design Melton, 21 Leicester Street, Melton, Mowbray, LE13 0PP
- Image and Colour Emporium, 413 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3AD
- Johnson’s of Bond Street, 29-31 Bond Street, South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1BQ
- Knit One…, Maes Gwyn cader Rd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1RB
- Knitters, 19 The Precinct, Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4EA
- Little Houndales, Little Houndales Farm, Knafferton, Driffield East Yorkshire Y025
- Made by Ewe, Studio 6, Broardwindsor Craft Centre, Broardwindsor, Dorset, DT8 3PX
- Miss Lemon’s Wool Shop, 45-47 North Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 ES
- The Little Shop of Craft Limited, Unit 214, Trentham Retail Village, Stoke On Trent, ST4 8AX
- Seeded Retail Limited, 125 Winter Road, South Sea, Hampshire, PO4 8DS
- The Wool Shop Thornbury, 15 The Plain, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2BD
- Yandles Hobby Shop, Hurst Works, Martock, Somerset, TA 12 6JU

Events, Discounts and other Activities
Fabric Magic are celebrating with demonstrations, have-a-go crafts, refreshments, offers and more!

A Good Yarn in Cleethorpes will be visited by Sarah Hatton on May 2nd, who will be running a drop-in clinic in the morning and a Q&A session in the afternoon. You can also join them and learn how to make woolly rugs in the morning, or pick up the basics of knitting and crochet between 2-4pm. If that wasn’t enough, there will be 10% off all stock, 1 loyalty point for every £10 spent, and a goodie bag for the first 20 customers to spend over £10 – phew!

Crafts by the Card Fairy Ltd will be serving refreshments and some scrummy cake served by a speciality cake maker, along with 20% discount on stock yarns and free gifts with yarn purchases. There will be crochet pros on hand to deal with any pattern problems, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for a local celebrity – Ryan Thomas from Coronation Street is known to pop in from time to time!

The Sheep Shop are being visited by knitwear and crochet extraordinaire Joanne Scrace, who will be talking about the design process and how to get started. You can also learn the crafts of tatting with Angela Thomas and macramé with Alice Leadbeter, and discover the ins and outs of Ravelry with Louise Tilbrook. Don’t forget to get a signed copy of Joanne’s recent book, The Shawl Project!

Stag & Bow have 10% off all yarn items, 10% off any yarn-related workshops booked (20% off if you book with a friend!), and the first 10 customers will receive a goodie bag! Join them between 1-4pm to make yarn flowers to form part of their community flower garland, which will be auctioned for charity. Don’t forget to ask their on-hand knitting and crochet experts for any problems you may have!

C-Crafts at Bents Garden & Home in Warrington kicks off their Yarn Shop Day in style at 11am. Join a knitting table and share hints and tips; drop in on their crochet table and learn the basics of this yarn craft; there’s even pompom making for little ones! All Bents’ Be Inspired members will be entered into a free prize draw and a charity raffle will be held in aid of Bents’ charity of the year, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. They’re also calling people to knit or crochet a hat to be brought into the store before 11am on May 2nd – the best hat will win themselves a basket of yarn and accessories, and all participants will receive a free 20 Ideas to Make book (published by Search Press)!

Image and Colour Emporium will be having a ‘flower power’ day – they’re asking all customers to knit and crochet a flower, which will then be sold and the proceeds donated to charity. Don’t forget to pick up a bargain with 10% off all wool purchases, new range of needles and accessories!

Coastal Yarns will be offering free crochet and knitting lessons, along with yummy tea, coffee and cake! To support their local Bude Arts and Music Festival event (BAAM) takes place in June, they’re asking people to make pompoms to hang on their Wishing Tree. You could even win yourself a prize!

Have a look at our list below for our full list of sign-ups. Can’t find your local store? Tell them to email for more info and their starter pack!

- & So What, 247 Eaves Lane, Chorley Lane, PR6 OAG
- A Crafty Needle, 134 High Street, West Wickham, BR4 0LZ
- A Fine Yarn, 76a Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX
- A Good Yarn, 53 Cambridge St, Cleethorpes, DN35 8HD
- A Wool Shop, 82 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XN
- Abakhan
8-12 Greenway Road, Tranmere, Birkenhead, CH41 0NG
55 Old Hall Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 2AT
65 Frodsham Street, Chester, CH1 3JJ
34-44 Stafford St, Liverpool, L3 8LX
111-115 Oldham Street Manchester M4 1LN
Unit 3B Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2UQ
Unit 2B Bunden Park, Manchester Rd, Bolton, BL3 2NE
- Annie’s Haberdashery, 15 Mallin St, Wexford
- Ariundle Centre, Aariundle Centre, Strontian, North Argyle, PH36 4JA
- Artful Buttoner, 15 Kingsway, Kirby, Ashfield, Notts, NG17 7BB
- Asomo Crafts, Hartley Mews, Hartley, Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8AY
- Avicraft, 15 Chatterton Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9QW

- Baa Baa Brighouse, 11 Church Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 3NF
- Beckside Yarns, Church Avenue, Clapham, North Yorkshire, LA2 8EA
- Black Sheep Wools, Partridge Lakes, Glaziers Lane, Warrington, WA3 4AQ
- Bobbins and Lace Ltd, Unit 1 177 Hallgate, Cottingham, HV16 4BB
- Bridge Street Crafts, 58 Bridge Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1LS
- Butterfly Bright, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL
- Butterly Sparkles, 132 Rectory Road, Worthing, BN14 7PJ
- Buttons and Bows, Water Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA 46 0DG

- C Crafts, Brent Garden and Home, Warrington Rd, Glazebury, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 5NT
- C Wool, 17 High St, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1LP
- Caroline’s Wool Shop, 5 Market St, Newtown, Powys, Wales, SY16 2PQ
- Christine’s Wool Shop, 37 Sycamore, Road Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2AA
- Clicketty Clack, Unit 11a, First Floor, Woodway, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0NN
- Coloured Thread, 16 Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QS
- Cotswold Sewing and Knitting Machines, 7a Landsown, Stroud, Gloucester, GL5 1BB
- Cotton Tail Crafts, 16 Duke Street, Settle, BD24 9DN
- Craftability, 4 St Lawrence Sreet, Ipswich, IP1 1DN
- Craftastic, 85-87 Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 4GX
- Crafts by the Card Fairy, 57B High Street, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1BJ
- Crafty Jacq’s, 1 The Common Green, Strathean, Scotland, ML10 6AH
- Crafty Stitches, 48 Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5AG
- Crafty Wishes, 14 Main Street Bessbrook, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT32 3AG
- Creative Needles, Harts Barn, Craft Centre, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0QD
- Cricklade Crafts, 89 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 6DF
- Cucumber Patch, 59 & 63 High Street, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0ER
- Curtis Wools, 24A High Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4JU

- Diss Wools, 2 Cobbs Yard, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB
- Doreen’s, 46 King St, Hoyland, Barnsley
- Dragons Den, 20 High Street, Kinghorn, Fife, KY3 9UE

- Elizabeth Rose, 3C Loughan Road, Armagh, N. Ireland, BT61 8RF
- Ewe Knit 20, Unit 20, Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Nailsea, Bristol, North Somerset, BS48 1RG

- Fabric Magic, 14 Silver Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, EA14 8AE
- Fabrications, 7 Broadway, Market Hackney, London, E8 4PH
- Fig Tree Yarns, Le Picachon, Les Varines, St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7SB, Channel Islands
- Fluph, 164 Blackness Road, Dundee, DD1 5PQ
- Folly Fabrics, Rosemary Lane, Bampton, Oxon, OX18 2NF
- Fox Lane Fabrics, Stall 13, Letland Market, Ekroyd Street, Leyland, PR25 2AA
- Fudges Wool & Habadashery, 28 Fore Street, Cullompton, EX15 1JH


- Get Knitted, 39 Brislington Hill, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 5BE

- Handmade Studios, 4 The Green, Rowlands Castle, Hants, PO9 6BN
- Harbour Yarns, Unit 6 Waterside, Seaham Harbour Marina, Seaham, Durham, SR7 7EE
- Horncastle Hobby House, 25 North Street, Horncastle, Lincs, LN9 5DX


- I Love Emms, 6-8 High St, Droitwich, Worcs, WR9 8EW
- Inspirations, The Capitol Centre, Winery Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 4AW

- J & CC Creations, Unit 20 Palace, Ind Est, Bircholt Rd, Parkwood Ind Est, Maidstone, Kent
- Jenny Wren, 14 St Peters Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XB
- Joan’s Wool Shop, 5b–6b Village Walk, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 4EA
- Jumble Jelly, 3 Weavers Walk, 33 Silver Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshre, BA15 1JX
- Just Sew, 57 Main Street, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8DP

- K&J Crafts, Unit 16, Inshops, The Mall, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 1PX
- Kathy Knits, 64A Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA
- Kemps Wools, 203 Chester Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TU
- Kimberly Krafts, Unit 42, Pembroke Hall Market, The Ellesmere Centre, Walkden, Bolton Rd, M28 3ZH
- Knit Knacks, 11 Bridge Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DE
- Knit ‘n Stitch, 4 The Square, Codsall
- Knit Nottingham, 91 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3HQ
- Knit with Attitude, 127 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0PH
- Knitique, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 9QR
- Knitone, 60c Queens St, Leicester, LE2 1TU
- Knitting Pretty, 35 Market Place, Knaresborough, HG5 8AL
- Knitting Wool and Yarn, Unit 28, Crossways Shopping Centre, Hyde Rd, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BL
- Knitworking, 5 Main Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN
- Knot Just Wool, 204 Copner Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO3 5DA

- La Mercerie, 1 Penny Lane, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7EG
- Linda’s, 24 South Street, Elgin, IV30 1LE
- Lupin and Rose, 6 Market Square, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4BP
- Lyn’s Wool and Hab, 36 Stratton Rd, Gt Sankey, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1JT

- Made,
36 Seaview Rd, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 4LA
- Mandy Wools, 5 Mill Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2AS
- More to the Point, 120 King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PQ
- Mother Goose, 10A Market Street, Nailsworth, Gloucester, GL6 0BX
- MNG Designs, 14 Eastgate, Louth, Lincs, LN11 9NE

- Needlecraft, 142 Cotterells, Hemel, Hempstead, Herts HP1 1JQ
- Needlecraft Corner, 19 Ryton Street, Worksop, S80 2AY
- Nest Knitting, 102 Weston Park, London, N8 9PP

- Old Maiden Aunt Yarns, Studio 30 Richie Street, West Kildbride, KA23 9AL
- Owl Tree Crafts, 79 Station Road, Sherringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RG

- Pins N Needles,
8 Commonside, Walkley, Sheffield, S10 1GB

- Rag, Tag and Bobtail,
41 Newland St, Witham, Essex, CM8 2BD
- Rainham Sewing Centre, 12 Station Rd, Rainham, Kent, ME8 7PH
- Ramshambles, 46 Shambles, York, YO1 7LX
- Remember When, 80 High Street, Coleshill, West Midlands, B46 3AH
- Rockin Beads, 200-22 Red Lion Yard, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1AW
- Rosemary’s Wool Shop, 22 Alban Square, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 OAH
- Row by Roe, 28 Main Street, Limavady Co, Londonderry, BT49 0FJ

- Samantha Grig,
The Enterprise Arcade, 37 High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1RG
- Samuel Taylors
17 Commercial St, Harrogate, HG1 1UB
Kershaws Garden Shopping Centre, Halifax Rd, Brighouse, HD6 2QD
Embsay Mills, Embsay, Nr Skipton, BD23 6QF
- Sarah’s Stamp Shack, Richmond Farm Business Park, Brickworth Rd, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, SP5 2QG
- Sconch, Unit 37 Braintree Enterprise Centre, 46 Springwood Drive, Braintree, CM7 2YN
- Sew Inn, Markethall, Albion, St Oldham, OL1 3BG
- Sitting Knitting, Stable Gallery Rear of 7 Belwell Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton, Coldfield, B74 4AA
- Skeins, 19 George Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AY
- Skeins and Bobbins, 120 High Street, Kinross, Scotland, KY1 30DA
- Social Fabric, 68 High St, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SQ
- Special Occasions, 18 Mountain Road, Kilkeel, County Down, BT34 4BB
- Spin A Yarn, 26 Fore Street, Bovey, Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AD
- Stag & Bow, 8 Dartmouth Rd, London, SE23 3XU
- Stash Fine Yarns, Unit 48, Evans Business Centre, Minerva Avenue, Chester, CH1 4QL
- Stitch Seaford, 13 Broad St, Seaford, BN25 1LS
- Stitch Solihull, Cedar Cottage, Nottcuts Garden Centre, Stratford Rd, Shirley, B90 4EN
- Stitch Upp, 12 High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PZ
- Sue’s Fabric and Wool Shop, 1 Pratts Market, Chapel Terrace, Hayle, TR27 4AB

- TAJ Crafts, Holliers Farm, Brandstone, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 OLT
- The Button Draw Hab, 16 Barton St, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PP
- The Craft Cottage, Fairy House Rd, Ratoath, Co Meath
- The Crafty Hands Company, Cambrook Court, Chipping, Campden
- The Craft Shop, 76 Carolgate, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6EF
- The Craft Works, Unit 5 Nene Court, The Embankment, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1LD
- The Good Wool Shop, at Derbyshire’s 22-24 Chapel Lane, Formby, L37 4DU
- The Knitting Bee, 32 Main Street, Barrhead, Glasgow, G78 1RE
- The Knitting and Sewing Bee, 10 Stephenson Place, Chesterfield, S40 1XL
- The Knitting Hut, 65 High Street, Woburn, Sands, Bucks, MK17 8QY
- The Linen Basket, 16 East Street, Blandford, Forum, DT11 7DR
- The Periwinkle, 45 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9DJ
- The Pin Cushion, 67 Beatrice Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1QR
- The Slipped Stitch, 1 Cheap Street, Sherbourne, DT9 3PT
- The Textile Studio, 2B Sandown Road, Belfast, BT5 6GY
- Think Outside the Box, 10 Chinns Court, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9AN
- Threads, 60 Glasgow Road Dumbarton, Scotland, G82 1HQ
- Threads Nottingham, 2C Main Street, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5AD
- Threads of Life, 67 Borough Street, Castle Donnington, DE74 2LB
- Through the Loop, 169 High Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5AQ
- Treacle Wools, Chantry Place, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1PJ
- The Sheep Shop, 72 Beche Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HU
- The Two Knits, 3A Station Street, Mansfield, Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8AE
- The Wool Shop, 2a Gladstone Rd, Spondon, Derby, DE21 7JJ
- The Wool Shop, 4 Coventry Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8NN
- The Wool Shop Dalkeith, 30 Woodbarn Ave, Dalkeith, EH22 2BP
- The Wool Shop On The Brae, 106 High Street, Nairn, IV12 4DE
- The Wool Zone, 10B Northgate, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6QS
- The Yarn Cake, 148 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, G20 8NY
- The Yarn Treasury, 36 Cardiff Road, Bargoed, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales, CF81 8NZ
- This is Knit, Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin
- Town Living, 4 London Road, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9BW
- Tudor Rose Patchwork, Unit 1 Oakley Park, Station Road, Oakley, MK43 7RB

- U-Duit, 7A Church Street, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BU
- Undy Yarns, 10 Nelson Street, Chepstow, NP16 5EU

- Varis Crafts, 2 Bogton Place, Nairn Rd, Forres, IV36 1EP

- Whichcraft Wools,
7 Station Way, Cheam Village, Sutton, SM3 8SD
- Whigmaleerie, 1 Market Place, Eyemouth, Scottish Boarders, TD14 5HE
- Whitknits, 5 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DB
- Withit Witch, 75 High Street, Halesowen, B63 3BQ
- Wool Bath, 19 Old Orchard Street, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, BA1 1JU
- Wool Boat – travelling wool shop –
- Wool Cart, The Regent Centre, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 1JH
- Wool For Ewe, 83 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen, AB25 2YE
- Wool Monkey, 18D Market Street, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6BZ
- Wool ‘N Stuff, Wilson House, Charlotte St, Wakefield, WF1 1UL
- Wool ‘N Things, 3-5 Hitchin Street, Baldock, SG7 6AL
- Woolyknit, Unit 5, Warth Mill, Huddersfield Road, Diggle, Saddleworth, OL3 5PJ

- YAK,
6 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AD
- Yarn Loft, 116 Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1AD
- Yarn on the Square, 22 Market Place, Ely, CB7 4NT
- Yarn ‘n Yarns, 22 Cornerswell Road, Penarth, CF64 2UZ

- Zips ‘n Clips,
74 Haldens, WGC AL7 1DD

Why not ask your local yarn shop if they are planning an event? Alternatively, if you run your own yarn shop and are interested in getting involved, email for more information.

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