Celebrations all round

Posted by Amy | Posted in Company News | Posted on 26-10-2017



We couldn’t believe it when we heard the news. We have done sooo well in the Let’s Knit British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2017. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in all categories. It is fantastic to have such fabulous customers and for your continued support in all we do.

Thank you also to Emma Varnam and Sarah Hatton for joining us on Yarn Shop Day for a superb event. We are already excited to plan for next year! Check out how we did below.

  •  We came first place 
    – Best Local Independent Yarn Store – North of England (The Craft Barn)
    – Best Yarn Shop Day Experience
  •  2nd Place
    – Favourite Knitting Blog (this very blog!)
    – Best Crochet Store
  •  3rd Place
    – Best Online Shop

Sara wanted to say a few words in a little video to say thank you. Watch below!

British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2017 – Nominations

Posted by Amy | Posted in Company News | Posted on 23-06-2017



Super exciting news! We are very pleased to announce that we have been nominated in FIVE categories in the Let’s Knit British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2017. We are very grateful for everyone’s support so far to get us to this stage. It would make one happy flock of sheep if you voted for us to win. 😉 Plus, when you vote you are entered into a prize draw with prizes worth up to £750. Pop over to the Let’s Knit page to vote.
Voting closes on 30th August 2017.

British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2017 nominations –

  • Best Online Shop
  • Best Website
  • Best Crochet Store
  • Favourite Knitting Blog
  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store – North of England

British Knitting Awards 2016 – Vote Today

Posted by Amy | Posted in Company News | Posted on 24-06-2016



The nominations have been released for the British Knitting Awards 2016 and we are super excited to announce………that we have been nominated in FIVE categories. This is a fantastic achievement and we are ever so grateful for your support so far. Without our lovely customers we couldn’t have reached this stage. We really appreciate you taking the time to vote and choosing us. It would mean the world to us if we won any of the following categories (or even all of them!) –

  • Best Online Shop
  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store: North of England
  • Best Knitting Blog
  • Best Website
  • Best Crochet Store

Also, at the very end of the form there is a box for you to choose your best ‘Yarn Shop Day’ experience. If you did make it down to the Craft Barn this year for Yarn Shop Day, then I do hope that you choose Black Sheep Wools for your vote. We were joined by some familiar faces from the crafting world including Winwick Mum, Crafternoon Treats, Sue Pinner and Beryl Weir who helped make the day special.

If you think that we deserve to win, please take the time to head over to the Let’s Knit website and fill out the form. There are lots of other great categories too, including best yarn and best pattern designer. Plus, don’t forget, when you vote you will automatically be entered into a fabulous prize draw, with the chance to win a £550 spa break or a yarn bundle worth £100.

British Knitting Awards 2016