Thursday 21 September 2017

Yarn etc

While planning a trip to Harrogate I came across this lovely shop called Yarn etc. having seen attractive interior photos on the shop's Instagram feed

Fiona Burks is the new owner and driving force. Along with two friends, both also called Fiona, (collectively the "Fi Amigos") they offer a friendly place to shop and enjoy learning to knit and crochet. After taking over in March 2016 the owner has transformed the shop and received a nomination in the British Knitting & Crochet Awards for the Best Local Independent Yarn Store, North of England. (Finalists to be revealed on 28th September 2017).

I arrived on a Saturday afternoon to find plenty of parking outside and this attractive window display featuring an underwater scene of sea creatures. 

Unfortunately, Fiona (the owner) was away when I visited, however, I was made very welcome by the other two "Amigos". Holding the fort were Fiona Warrington who teaches crochet and Fiona Finch who teaches knitting. 

On one wall a large blackboard was the main feature with information on knitting and crochet classes. It advertised a range suitable for beginners and more advanced, along with workshops with seasonal interest.

Other walls were full of colourful yarn displays...

Smaller displays including these cute mini 25g balls...

Displays with examples of finished items...

Popular book titles...

...and lots of finished knit and crochet items. In particular I liked this eye catching crochet throw using up spare yarn, created by the owner, Fiona.

I could spend all day, every day, in this lovely shop and chat about yarn with the Fiona's.  Just wish I lived nearer.

Best wishes for the British Knitting and Crochet Awards!