Shopping local

Where I can, I like to shop local. That is, I like to support small, local businesses rather than the multi-nationals.

I always keep an eye open for wool-buying opportunities, and my heart skips a beat when I see an independent yarn shop, especially when the owners have decorated their window so attractively for the festive season! 

imageThis pretty example is the current window layout of Knitique a dedicated yarn shop near Lichfield, Staffordshire, tempting crafters with kits and samples, and glimpses of the extensive and colourful range of yarn on offer inside …

Take a look!


As well as branded knitting and crochet patterns to support the yarn ranges, Knitique has a useful selection of accessories and notions to help crafters complete their chosen project. There are also various workshops on offer, suiting beginners and more advanced knitters – I haven’t had an opportunity to take part in a workshop yet … Maybe in the new year?

It was here that I bought the aran wool for the Barley hat mentioned in last week’s post.

Friendly service, a great selection of yarn and colours, and lots of inspiration – I love shopping small and shopping local!

Are there any small and local yarn shops in your area that you would recommend I visit when I’m on my travels? I’d love to hear all about them!








About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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2 Responses to Shopping local

  1. Laura says:

    I also like to shop local. I am located in Minnesota. I love your photo of the wall of yarn. Makes me want to knit right now 🙂

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