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Friday, May 02, 2014

Love Your Yarn Shop

Tomorrow is National Yarn Shop Day. The Love Your Yarn Shop campaign was started by Let's Knit and Let's Get Crafting magazines to celebrate and promote yarn shops around the country. People who live close to a great yarn shop know how lucky they are and those of us who don't have a good yarn shop in our local town realise what we are missing out on when we visit one of the fabolous yarn shops around the country.

As a knitting teacher I've had the opportunity to teach in several lovely shops. Some are tiny and some are bigger, but one thing they all have in common is passionate staff who are there to help you, and great yarns.

I grew up with a great local yarn shop nearby and the town I grew up in still has a fantastic yarn shop (it's a different one from when I lived there). I blogged about why I love yarn shops here.

Tomorrow I'll be at Spin A Yarn in Bovey Tracey, Devon, running a drop in knitting surgery with Claire Crompton. Bring us your knitting problems and we'll help you solve them. 

Don't have any knitting problems? Well, come along anyway for a chat. Spin A Yarn are having a raffle in support of the Devon Air Ambulance. If you've never been to Spin A Yarn then you're missing a treat. It's a fantastic shop with  a big selection of yarns to suit everyone.

Many other yarn shops are putting on events tomorrow. Click here to find one near you. I know there's exciting things going on at Social Fabric (I teach there reguarly) in Totnes, Sitting Knitting (I'm teaching there in July) in Sutton Coldfield, La Mercerie in Cowbridge and Coastal Yarns in Bude. Many other shops around the country are putting on events too. If you can't get to a local yarn shop tomorrow then visit one next time you're able to. I have to drive for nearly an hour to get to a yarn shop but it's worth it!

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