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Yarn Shop Day 2015 – who’s taking part?

Yarn Shop Day 2015 – who’s taking part?

Just over six weeks to go, and Yarn Shop Day is growing bigger every week! 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!

If you’re lucky, your local yarn shop could be visited by one of our Yarn Shop Day ambassadors! We’re thrilled to have incredible names from the knitting world getting involved with the event, including the likes of Erika Knight, Lynne Rowe, Ali Campbell, Wendy Mould, Emma Varnam, Jackie Carrera, Janine Holmes, Sarah Shimpton and Helen Ardley. 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 this week!
- Baa Baa Brighouse, 11 Church Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 3NF
- Black Sheep Wools, Partridge Lakes, Glaziers Lane, Warrington, WA3 4AQ
- Butterfly Sparkles, 132 Rectory Road, Worthing, BN14 7PJ
- Crafty Wishes, 14 Main Street Bessbrook, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT32 3AG
- Cricklade Crafts, 89 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 6DF
- Fluph, 164 Blackness Road, Dundee, DD1 5PQ
- Knit with Attitude, 127 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0PH
- Skeins, 19 George Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AY
- Special Occasions, 18 Mountain Road, Kilkeel, County Down, BT34 4BB
- Stash Fine Yarns, Unit 48, Evans Business Centre, Minerva Avenue, Chester, CH1 4QL
- Stitch Up, 12 High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PZ
- The Knitting Hut, 65 High Street, Woburn, Sands, Bucks, MK17 8QY

Knit with Attitude are giving a 10% discount to customers who mention Yarn Shop Day at the counter, so make sure you don’t miss out! They are also running a free drop-in crochet class suitable for beginners, and a learn to knit drop-in class, too.

Wool ‘n Stuff have an incredible day packed with yarn-related activities! As well as running an all-day knit ‘n’ natter session, there will also be children’s craft sessions, yarn bombing along the Tour de Yorkshire route through Wakefield, and a guest visit from Michael Armstrong at Rico Designs.

The Knitting and Sewing Bee are calling on knitters to help them to make the Chesterfield Biggest Blanket! They’re asking people to make six inch or 12 inch squares and then drop into their store on May 2nd to stitch the squares together. All donations proceeds will go to the RSPCA, so you’ll be helping a good cause, too!

Avicraft are also celebrating their tenth birthday on May 2nd, so lucky customers will get a cheeky slice of cake, too! They will be holding two very unique events: a knitting hospital, where you can drop-in and get help with your knitty problems, and a yarn-tasting session, sponsored by Rico, where you can sample some of their lovely yarns. There will also be some brilliant goodie bags, so don’t miss out!

Our friends over at Black Sheep Wools are busy planning some fantastic events throughout the day! “There will be spinning, dyeing, arm knitting, sock knitting and learn to crochet sessions throughout the day,” marketing assistant Amy Dagger tells us. “Expert spinner Cathy Wright will be holding spinning and yarn dyeing demonstrations. There will also be the opportunity to have a go at spinning too!

“Blogger Winwick Mum will be holding a sock knitting clinic. She will be offering advice on where to start if you have never knitted socks before. She will be happy to answer any queries you have come across when knitting socks. Then, Stacey will be demonstrating arm knitting and holding one hour learn to crochet a granny square sessions. We are even hoping to have a couple of sheep outside to greet customers on arrival!”

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 free starter pack!

- & So What, 247 Eaves Lane, Chorley Lane, PR6 OAG
- A Fine Yarn, 76a Skinnergate, Darlington, DL3 7LX
- A Wool Shop, 82 High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XN
- Abakhan, Coast Rd, Llanerch-Mor, Mostyn, Flintshire, North Wales, CH8 9DX
- Anne’s Flowers, 119-121 Nab Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9QJ
- 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

- Beckside Yarns, Church Avenue, Clapham, North Yorkshire, LA2 8EA
- Bridge Street Crafts, 58 Bridge Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1LS
- Butterfly Bright, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL

- 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
- 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
- Crafty Stitches, 48 Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5AG
- Creative Needles, Harts Barn, Craft Centre, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0QD
- 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
- 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

- Fabrications, 7 Broadway, Market Hackney, London, E8 4PH
- Fig Tree Yarns, Le Picachon, Les Varines, St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7SB, Channel Islands
- Folly Fabrics, Rosemary Lane, Bampton, Oxon, OX18 2NF
- Fox Lane Fabrics, Stall 13, Letland Market, Ekroyd Street, Leyland, PR25 2AA

- 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

- 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
- Knit Knacks, 11 Bridge Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DE
- Knit ‘n Stitch, 4 The Square, Codsall
- Knit Nottingham, 91 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3HQ
- Knitique, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 9QR
- Knitting Pretty, 35 Market Place, Knaresborough, HG5 8AL
- 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
- MCA Direct, 55-59 King Street, Stirling, FK8 1DR and 19 Hale Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TC
- 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

- Owl Tree Crafts, 79 Station Road, Sherringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RG

- Rag, Tag and Bobtail, 41 Newland St, Witham, Essex, CM8 2BD
- Rainham Sewing Centre, 12 Station Rd, Rainham, Kent, ME8 7PH
- 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

- Samuel Taylors, 17 Commercial St, Harrogate, HG1 1UB
- Sarah’s Stamp Shack, Richmond Farm Business Park, Brickworth Rd, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, SP5 2QG
- Sitting Knitting, Stable Gallery Rear of 7 Belwell Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton, Coldfield, B74 4AA
- Social Fabric, 68 High St, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SQ
- Spin A Yarn, 26 Fore Street, Bovey, Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AD
- Stag & Bow, 8 Dartmouth Rd, London, SE23 3XU
- Stitch Seaford, 13 Broad St, Seaford, BN25 1LS
- Stitch Solihull, Cedar Cottage, Nottcuts Garden Centre, Stratford Rd, Shirley, B90 4EN
- 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 Good Wool Shop, at Derbyshire’s 22-24 Chapel Lane, Formby, L37 4DU
- 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
- The Two Knits, 3A Station Street, Mansfield, Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8AE
- The Wool Shop, 4 Coventry Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8NN
- The Wool Shop Dalkeith, 30 Woodbarn Ave, Dalkeith, EH22 2BP
- The Wool Zone, 10B Northgate, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6QS
- The Yarn Cake, 148 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, G20 8NY
- 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

- 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

- Whigmaleerie, 1 Market Place, Eyemouth, Scottish Boarders, TD14 5HE
- 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

- 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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