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Save the date folks Yarn Shop Day is on its way

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Save the date folks Yarn Shop Day is on its way

As many of you know Yarn Shop Day is my favourite day of the year it's also the most stressful by far but seeing how many of you come down to celebrate with us always makes it worthwhile. So this year Yarn Shop Day 2019 is on Saturday 27th April so please do put the date in your dairy's, book the day of work and anything else you might need to do to make sure you are free. For those of you that don't know what Yarn Shop Day (YSD) is its the national celebration of independent yarn shops organised...

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Save the date folks Yarn Shop Day is on it's way

Yarn Shop Yarn Shop Day

Save the date folks Yarn Shop Day is on it's way

Get your diary's, phones whatever you use and put in Saturday 12th May it's Yarn Shop Day (YSD) and we hope you will be coming to join the celebrations with us. This year it will be bigger and better than ever before but don't worry the cake, discounts, laughter and good company will still be there. I will give you a few details as to what will be happening on the day now but don't forget to keep checking on our blog and on facebook page for more details closer to the day. Now we have been taking part in...

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Blocking your knitting is it worth it?

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Blocking your knitting is it worth it?

Have you heard about blocking but don't bother to do it? Do you think blocking is a waste of time or your not sure how to do it? Then read on. Why should I block? Have you ever knitted something, sewn it up, tried it on then realized it's a bit snug around the arms or you can't quite see the beautiful pattern you knitted in. Or in the case of a shawl it's come out tiny even though you have followed the pattern exactly. These are all reasons to block. I have to confess and put my hands up,...

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International crochet designer Pollevie

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International crochet designer Pollevie

is coming to Wakefield. It all started with a random post on Facebook and I spotted the most amazing shawls by Pollevie. I clicked through to her instragram feed and there was a post looking for a an LYS in England. As you can probably gather by now I respond to the post and offered to host Pollevie's very first workshop in England. I got talking to Ellen and we hatched a plan and we are pleased to be welcoming Ellen and her amazing shawls to our shop on Saturday 14th October. Now for this workshop you need to book...

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So about three years ago

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So about three years ago

following our move into the city centre we decided to start stocking fabrics. I saw a few reps then in walked Andrew Heaton from the fabulous family firm Lewis and Irene and that was it we have been stocking Lewis and Irene fabrics ever since. I just love the fabric and I love the story behind each fabric collection. The fabric is all 100% cotton and each collection contains 15 different fabrics which all work with each other. If that's not enough for you they do blenders as well called Bumbleberries.  I've recently completed a fusion quilt using Lewis and Irene...

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