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YARN SHOP DAY 2018!

Hello there! Last Saturday was Yarn Shop Day – a national event created by the magazine Let’s Knit to celebrate bricks and mortar yarn shops! It is such a wonderful idea to support independent businesses, and we always have a fantastic day with lots of cake, goody bags, raffles and more – this year we even had a free learn to crochet drop-in session run by our new crochet tutor June! I meant to take a few photos to show those of [...]

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5 Frequently Asked Questions!!

Hello there! I know this isn’t the blog post I keep promising, but unfortunately my elbows have not been co-operating again, and a beginners guide to sock knitting would take a long time to write, so today I thought I’d answer the 5 most recently asked questions!   1. What is the best project to start with when learning to knit? Many people start with large projects like blankets as they are just straight up and down and don’t require any shaping, but [...]

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NEW KING COLE YARNS AND DISPLAYS!

Hello! A slightly different blog post this time – I do have a list of frequently asked questions that I am going to answer in blog posts, but I just couldn’t resist showing you our gorgeous new ranges from King Cole! We have 4 brand new ranges, and a few new colours in some current ones, so grab a cuppa, pull up a chair and prepare for some serious yarn candy! (more…)

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What is Worsted Weight Yarn? American Vs English Patterns

Hello! You might notice that my blogs are going to change slightly: instead of a weekly show-and-tell of new yarns, I’ll be posting monthly more informative ones answering questions I get asked regularly which will hopefully be more helpful! If there’s anything specific you would like to see, just pop a message on the bottom, or drop me an email at jen@woolstop.co.uk and I’ll try and get round to it! Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting pictures of our new [...]

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CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

Hello! I hope you’re all having an excellent December! Sorry for being so quiet recently, my tennis elbow is really playing up at the moment! I thought I’d remind you of our Christmas opening hours in case anyone is planning on popping in, or ordering online. We are open as usual until Saturday the 23rd of December, when we will close at 3pm. We will then be closed until Tuesday the 2nd of January, when normal opening hours will resume. Any orders placed [...]

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Tennis Elbow :(

Hi everyone! This is just a quick note to apologise for the lack of blog posts at the moment. Some of you will know I have been suffering with golfers and tennis elbow since February. It is really bad at the moment, making it difficult to type, so there won’t be as many blog posts as usual but I’ll try and keep you in the loop as much as possible. Thank you for bearing with me! Jennifer xoxo

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VANESSA BEE AND WYS GIFTS!

Hello there! I hope you’ve had a great week, and have managed to stay nice and toasty despite the cold weather! I have drank a rather embarrassing amount of hot chocolates in an attempt to get warm. With the cold weather well and truly setting in, I’m beginning to get very excited about Christmas, so I know you might be looking for some gifts! (more…)

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CANDY CANE SOCK YARN!!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great week, and happy November!! I am very much enjoying finally being able to wear alllll my Christmas jumpers, because I have LOTS. I’ve got a few things to show you today, and am expecting some more deliveries tomorrow, so there’ll be even more goodies! First of all, I am super excited to be able to show you the new West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply colour – Candy Cane! (more…)

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Please note: Woolstop will be closed between Saturday the 16th and Saturday the 23rd of June due to a family holiday. Any orders placed after 3pm on Friday the 15th of June will be fulfilled on Monday the 25th when we reopen. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Jennifer xx Dismiss