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Yarn Shop Day – Who’s Involved?

Yarn Shop Day – Who’s Involved?

Yarn Shop Day takes place on the third of May, and we’ve got more and more stores getting involved every day. But is your favourite on the list?

Yarn Shop Day is a nationwide celebration of local yarn stores, taking place on 3rd May as part of our Love Your Yarn Shop campaign. Participating shops will be hosting discounts, workshops, knit and natter events and more!

If you’re lucky, your local store may even be visited by one of our Yarn Shop Day ambassadors! We are extremely excited to announce that Search Press authors Val Pierce, Sachiyo Ishii, Luise Roberts and Debbie Tomkies will all be visiting their local stores!

They will be joining top designers Louisa Harding, Erika Knight, Sue Stratford, Sasha Kagan, Jenny Watson, Jane Burns, Anniken Allis, Zoe Halstead, Tracey Todhunter, Julie Ferguson, Sarah Hazell Catherine Hirst, Amanda Berry, Lauren O’Farrell and Lynne Rowe.

This week, we are also giving a warm welcome to Spanish spinner Katia, who will also be joining the campaign! It is also supported by Search Press, Sirdar, James C. Brett, West Yorkshire Spinners, Cygnet, Stylecraft and Coats Crafts.

We’ve had 20 new sign-ups to Yarn Shop Day this week, and we can’t wait to see what they get up to! But is your favourite involved?

- Threads of Life, Borough Street, Castle Donnington, Leicestershire.
- Alice’s Wonderland, The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City. 01462 683283
- Strictly Knitting, Regent Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
- Poppies Tea Room and Knitting Cafe, Burgate, Pickering.
- Wild and Woolly, Lower Clapton Road, London.
- TheFineYarnShop, Borough Road, Middlesbrough.
- Relatively Crafty, Elm Grove, Hayling Island.
- Stitch Upp, High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland.
- & Sew What, Eaves Lane, Chorley, Lancashire.
- The Fluff-a-torium, West Street, Dorking, Surrey.
- Elizabeth Rose, Cloughan Road, Armagh.
- Carly’s Crafts, Kendal, Lancashire.
- Zips and Clips, Haldens, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
- Guthrie & Gharni, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham.
- Spun, Byram Arcade, Westgate, Huddersfield.
- Knit Knacks Yarn, Bridge Street, Hitchin.
- More to the Point, King Street, Great Yarmouth.
- A Wool Shop, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
- Asomo Crafts, Hartley Mews, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.
- Handmade Studios, The Green, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire.

Don’t see you favourite? Check out the everyone else who is involved so far:
- The Knitting Hut High Street, Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire.
- U-Duit, Church Street, Ripley, Derbyshire.
- The Textile Studio, Sandown Road, Belfast.
- The Creative Sanctury, Fore Street, Hertford.
- Mandy Wools, Mill Street, Wells, Somerset.
- La Mercerie, Penny Lane, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.
- Craft Arena, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex.
- Dragons Den Wools, High Street, Kinghorn, Fife.
- Bridport Yarn, South Street, Bridport, Dorset.
- Texere Yarns, Barkerend Road, Bradford.
- Crafty Stitches, Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire.
- A Need 2 Bead n Craft, Lansdown Mews, Bude.
- The Textile Studio, Sandown Road, Belfast.
- Knit, Main St, Midleton.
- Stitch Solihull, Stratford Road, Shirley.
- Lupin and Rose, Market Square, Bromyard, Hertfordshire.
- Spin A Yarn, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon.
- Clickety Clack, Woodway, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.
- Rainbow Silks, High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
- Cottontail Crafts, Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire.
- Red Apple Yarn, College Street, Lampeter. 01570 423715
- M & G Designs, Eastgate, Louth, Lincolnshire.
- Ribbon Circus, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
- The Sewing Box, Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
- Withit Witch, High Street, Halesowen, West Midlands.
- Sue’s Fabric and Wool Shop, Pratts Market, Hayle, Cornwall. 07814 431 012
- Sew Me Something, Courtyard Gate, Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Louby Lou Wools, Lincoln.
- Outback Yarns, King Street, Castle Douglas.
- Knot just Wool, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
- Crafty Sister Crafts, Park Side, East Leake, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
- Dragonswood Crafts, Bashley Cross Road, New Milton, Hampshire. 07932 349569
- CraftDays, High Street, Saffron Waldon, Essex.
- Knit 2 Tog, Broadstone Mill, Reddish, Stockport. 07890 150353
- I Love Ewe, St Mary’s Streer, Stamford.
- Swanstitch, High Street, Deal, Kent.
- Twist & Purl, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire.
- Wool Palette, Plymstock Broadway, Plymouth, Devon.
- Needlecase, Kirkgate, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.
- Wool Mountain, Abbeygate Shopping Centre, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
-      Avicraft Wool, Chatterton Road, Bromley, Kent.
-      Creative Needles Haberdashery, Harts Barn Craft Centre, Longhope.
-      Get Knitted, Brislington Hill, Brislington, Bristol.
- Knit Nottingham, Mansfield Road, Nottingham.
- The Dropped Stitch, Victoria Road, Portslade.
- Diss Wool and Crafts, Cobbs Yard, Diss.
- Abakhan, Nationwide.
- The Yarn Cake, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow
- Knitworking, Maid Road, Nottingham.
- Inspirations, Winery Lane, Preston.
- Avicrafts, Chatterton Rd, Bromley, Kent.
- Butterfly Bright, Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset.
A Fine Yarn, Skinnergate, Darlington. 07875 146 422
Beaker Button, Weyhill, Andover.
Fabrications, Broadway Market, Hackney, London.
Craft Corner, Cambridge Road, Melbourn, Royston.
Caroline’s Wool Shop, Market Street, Newtown. 01686 626128
Yarn on the Square, Marketplace, Ely.
The Wool Shop, Woodburn Avenue, Woodburn.
Hilda Haarhoff Knitwear, Wood Lane, Earlswood, Solihull.
Spins & Needles, Clasketgate, Lincoln.
- The Jolly Stitcher, Hackett Way, Fareham.
- Sitting Knitting, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield.
- The Wool Loft, Farm Home Close, Lincoln.
-    The Knitting Well, Bell Street, Shaftesbury. 01747 854178
- Beckside Yarns, Church Avenue, Clapham, North Yorkshire.
- Rosemary’s Wool Shop, Alban Square, Aberaeron.
- Christine’s Wool Shop, Sycamore Road, Bournville,
- Grandmas Patch, High Street, Watton.
- Threads, Glasgow Road, Dumbarton, Scotland. 01389 761385
- Wool-n-Things, Hitchin Street, Baldock.
- Kathy’s Knits, Broughton Street, Edinburgh.
- Ramshambles, Shambles, York.

If your local store isn’t on the list, why not pop in and tell them to email We can’t wait to hear from them!

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