Yarn Shop Day 2019With Easter only a week away, we thought it was about time we shared full details on Yarn Shop Day 2019! This year Yarn Shop day will be taking place on Saturday 27th April. Yarn Shop Day is a super idea thought up by the lovely folks at Let's Knit magazine. A day to support your local bricks and mortar yarn shop. We have taken part since the very first year, way back in 2014. If you can't make it to the Craft Barn in Warringon (find our location here), be sure to support your local yarn shop on the day and see what plans they have up their sleeve.
We have a 3 fabulous guests coming to make the day extra special. Drum roll please.......
Jem Weston - author of The Knitted Nursery Collection and Cute Comfort Knits will be with us for the day. Jem will be sharing her workshop tutor expertise hosting Jem Weston's Finishing School for knitters. A variety of drop in sessions to help perfect that professional finish on all your future knitting projects. There will be a few pairs of knitting needles and yarn to borrow, but feel free to bring your own.
10am – 11am | Shaping, covering increases and decreases
11.30am – 12.30pm | Mattress Stitch - if you wish to take part in this session please bring along 2 knitted stocking stitch squares approx 10cm x 10cm.
1.30pm – 2.30pm | Picking up stitches
2.30pm – 3.30pm | Sewing up drop-in clinic
Cathy Wright will be on her spinning wheel in the shop. Demonstrating the transformation from fleece to beautiful hanks of yarn. Have a go yourself and try a new skill!
Emma Varnam - crochet designer and award winning blogger will be joining us from 10am – 2pm. She will be holding amigurumi drop-in sessions at her table. Sharing her top tips on crocheting characters, including how to know where to stitch on eyes and nose! Have you seen Emma's latest book Crocheted Succulents? We hoping she will be bringing one or two of those prickly creations with her too!
Melanie Boocock (our Rowan Consultant) - will be teaching how to crochet a heart brooch in Rowan Super Fine Merino 4ply. Melanie will be holding drop in sessions from 10 - 2pm.
See you there for Yarn Shop Day 2019!