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!
This 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!