Made & Worn In-store Now!

We’re one of a select number of yarn shops to partner with the revolutionary Made & Worn to bring you a brand new, incredibly satisfying knitting experience and we can’t wait to share it with you! Made & Worn is an amazing online tool that benefits knitters of all levels of experience. We promise it

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Wool Super Sale

May is a fantastic month to be a knitter, crocheter or even just a yarn-hoarder as for the whole of the month you get a whopping 35% off a wide range of DROPS yarns. The May sale includes lines featuring wool and alpaca so, whether you’re looking for superfine laceweight yarn or super-chunky, you should

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British Knitting and Crochet Awards

It’s nomination time again in the British Knitting and Crochet Awards. These annual awards, organised by Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting magazines are recognised as the biggest and most important in the country, as they are chosen by you. How does the process work? The first stage in the process is the call for

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Crochet for your Valentine

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. This is the perfect excuse to enter the lovely world of Ricorumi and crochet tokens of love in the shape of cute amigurumi figures and designs to get your heart racing. Ever wondered where the word amigurumi came from? The art of

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Summer Days and Nights

When the weather is fine Then you know it’s the time For lounging about with your crochet I love the glorious summer weather we’re having but the feedback I get from many visitors to the shop is that it’s too hot to knit and crochet. I can’t agree as I can think of nothing better

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Watermelons, Lotus Flowers and Mermaids

I always think of June as the start of summer and know that, for the next few months, many of you will spend at least as much time gardening as you will knitting and crocheting. I’m a reluctant gardener but do love knitting and crocheting in my garden (the picture is the view from my

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Frankie’s Blankie: a great project for 2018

The fact that I have got several works-in-progress on my needles and hooks hasn’t stopped me embarking on another year-long project. This one is a lovely sampler blanket, designed by Frankie Brown. I was initially drawn to the project by its name ‘Frankie’s Blankie’, as my youngest niece is also called Frankie, but on reading

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Clock-Eaters Lace Day

On Saturday, I was invited to take the Wool Zone road show to the Clock-Eaters Lace and Craft Day at Skillington, near Grantham in Lincolnshire. Clock-eaters is the historic nickname of inhabitants of Skillington and this annual day of crafts is organised by Vicky Page. The bright and airy village hall quickly filled up with

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Hitofude Cardigan

I have just finished knitting the Hitofude Cardigan, designed by Hiroko Fukatsu. Hitofude means a single brush stroke in Japanese and this open front cardigan is worked in one ‘yarn stroke’ – one continuous strand without breaking the yarn. The yarn stroke starts with the upper body and sleeves worked together in a rectangular piece,

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