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Yarn Shop Day 2015 – who’s taking part?

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Molly Todd
27 Mar 2015
Yarn Shop Day 2015 – who’s taking part?

Taking place this year on May 2nd, 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!
- A Good Yarn, 53 Cambridge St, Cleethorpes, DN35 8HD
- 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
Unit 3B Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2UQ
Unit 2B Bunden Park, Manchester Rd, Bolton, BL3 2NE
- Baa Baa Brighouse, 11 Church Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 3NF
- Doreen’s, 46 King St, Hoyland, Barnsley
- Knitting Wool and Yarn, Unit 28, Crossways Shopping Centre, Hyde Rd, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5BL
- More to the Point, 120 King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PQ
- Samantha Grig, The Enterprise Arcade, 37 High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1RG
- Samuel Taylors
Kershaws Garden Shopping Centre, Halifax Rd, Brighouse, HD6 2QD
Embsay Mills, Embsay, Nr Skipton, BD23 6QF
- The Crafty Hands Company, Cambrook Court, Chipping, Campden
- The Knitting and Sewing Bee, 10 Stephenson Place, Chesterfield, S40 1XL
- The Yarn Treasury, 36 Cardiff Road, Bargoed, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales, CF81 8NZ
- Yak, 6 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AD

Events, Discounts and other Activities
Black Sheep Wools already have a fantastic line-up for Yarn Shop Day, and to top it off blogger and designer Emma Varnam will be visiting for an amigurumi drop-in session. Don’t forget to bring your hooks!

The unique floating yarn store The Wool Boat will moored in Rode Heath on the Trent and Mersey Canal near Alsager in Cheshire. They’ll be making a feature of British produced yarns to celebrate the day! “We’ll have yarns spun using wool from British sheep, commercially produced by West Yorkshire Spinners and Woolyknit, along with yarns from a couple of independent spinners such as Lazy Kate and Kate Schofield,” said Carole Wareing, co-owner of The Wool Boat. “We are looking forward to welcoming customers aboard The Wool Boat, and hope all local knitters and crocheters will come and get involved, with a outdoor knit and natter if the weather is nice.”

As well as free patterns goodie bags, cake, refreshments and a raffle in aid of Friends of Rastrick Library, Baa Baa Brighouse will be showcasing some of their latest products between 10:30am-12:30pm and offering exclusive discounts to those who attend. Yarn Shop Day 2015 also coincides with their bi-monthly Knit and Natter group, so make sure you go along!

The Two Knits is planning to hold a teddy bears’ picnic to celebrate the day! “During the week leading up to Yarn Shop Day we will be making non-edible cakes and sandwiches for our knitted friends – but fear not, as there will be just as many edible treats for our customers!” owner Nicola Jackson told us. “If the weather holds we will be hosting this outside the shop, but if it’s a typical British summer we will be in the large shop window. There will also be a generous 20% discount on all purchases on the day and I am looking forward to welcoming customers old and new to this special event.”

Have a look at our list below for our full list of sign-ups. Can’t find your local store? Tell them to email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 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
- 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
- Black Sheep Wools, Partridge Lakes, Glaziers Lane, Warrington, WA3 4AQ
- 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

- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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

- 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
- Knit with Attitude, 127 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0PH
- 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
- 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
- Skeins, 19 George Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AY
- 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 Good Wool Shop, at Derbyshire’s 22-24 Chapel Lane, Formby, L37 4DU
- The Knitting Hut, 65 High Street, Woburn, Sands, Bucks, MK17 8QY
- 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 – www.thewoolboat.co.uk
- 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, 12 Cross Square, Wakefield, WF1 1PH
- 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

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