Lovely Stockist in Cumbria and a new Knitting Kit

Today I invite you into the shop of my new Cumbrian stockist, Loopy!

The shop is based in Ulverston, on the edge of the Lake District.

Owned by Andrea, the shop offers lots of lovely wool, of course, and informal classes.  They are happy to give advice and help if you need it too.

Doesn’t this look like a real treasure trove!

Of course, the Lake District is a great place to visit, even without the added incentive of a good wool shop – because it is full of these….

My favourite Herdwick sheep. How can you resist a face like that!
Too big to wrap up and put under the tree unfortunately, but what about one of these instead –
Herdwick sheepIMG_5903
A new Herdwick Sheep Gift Knitting Kit, complete with Sheep needles.IMG_8833
 OK –  it is the same as the original Herdwick Sheep kit, with Herdwick yarn and fleece stuffing, but this one is packaged in a lovely recycled tube
and don’t forget, it has those needles!IMG_7601
Available from the Made By Ewe online shop.

About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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3 Responses to Lovely Stockist in Cumbria and a new Knitting Kit

  1. karen says:

    id love to buy the hedwick yarn I need to know size needle and what pattern ngoesm with it. beginner

  2. Verónica says:

    Lovely shop. Love those needles with the sheep!!

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