For a couple of years now, the family-run yarn shop in my local town has been threatened with demolition, as developers were determined to buy the row of shops and neighbouring buildings. The future of the small businesses seemed bleak.
Imagine my delight when I recently discovered that there has been a reprieve! The developers have pulled out and the businesses – including the lovely wool shop – can stay!
Let me introduce you to Woolwise Creations, based about 200 metres from the Weavers Wharf car park in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
(This photo is just one corner of the shop!)
In addition to a huge range of yarn in all colours and gauges, they stock an amazing selection of buttons to add the finishing touch to your project. You’ll also find patterns, ribbons, knitting needles, crochet hooks, accessories such as knitting bags, and individual finished items for sale. There is a regular knit-and-natter group, and they can even arrange to knit your chosen item for you, if you can’t make it yourself.
With helpful and friendly service, Woolwise Creations is definitely worth a visit. And if you aren’t able to visit in person, they also offer an on-line service.
So please share the good news and support Woolwise as they rebuild their future. Let’s keep our bricks-and-mortar yarn stores in business!
Has your local yarn shop survived the threat of closure? What was their story? I’d love to hear about it!