Yarn Shop Day

On Saturday 3rd May 2014 over 160 shops throughout the UK took part in the first ever Yarn Shop Day. Organised  as a way of encouraging knitters to visit their local bricks-and-mortar store, National Yarn Shop Day is on Saturday 2 May this year and we will be celebrating here at the Made By Ewe Shop in Broadwindsor, Dorset.

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There will be on the day discounts on a range of yarns.  We are also planning to Yarn Bomb our tree in the courtyard and would love your help.

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Here is the tree, not looking very woolly at the moment.  We want to fill Mr Tree with pompoms and woolly creations and wrap the trunk in knitted and crocheted squares.  I’ve made a start, but my one pom pom looks a bit lonely so far.

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Do come and join us on the day and make something woolly – pompom makers and wool provided!   Or, if you can’t get here, send us something to the shop, address below.

We will be having a Knit and Natter in the morning too, so hope to see you there!

Made By Ewe, Studio 6, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Broadwindsor, Dorset DT8 3PX


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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