Yarn Shop Day has been going a few years now, at the instigation of Let’s Knit magazine. It’s a day to encourage people to celebrate independent yarn shops in all their glory. We’ve had much fun in previous years thanks to our lovely friends (of both the teacher and customer variety) putting on cool events here. There’s more fun we’ll be having at The Sheep Shop this year.
Saturday 6th May
10am – 1.30pm: A morning class – Louise Tilbrook is teaching Beginner Sock Knitting (which needs to be booked in advance).
2 – 3pm: Closed as usual
3 – 3.30pm: Lola of the amazing sci-fi and fantasy themed Third Vault Yarns will be here to talk about her hand-dyed yarns, where she gets her inspiration from and how that translates into developing and dying colours, and bring samples for you to squish. Please book your (free) space in advance.
3.30 – 5.30pm: Here’s where you can delve in piles of loveliness! Lola is bringing trunks of her yarn here just for the day, including lots of lines we don’t normally stock, so you can take some extra-special beautiful yarn home with you. Just drop in, or you can preorder yarn so exactly what you want will be waiting for you.
Goody bags will go to the first ten people to spend £20 in-store on Yarn Shop Day (excluding classes and gift vouchers), five more are also going to the first five people who booked onto the talk (if you would like to contribute any goodies to show off your business, do get in touch).
Come and enjoy Yarn Shop Day with us, it’s going to be a particularly great day!
Be the first people to get involved in a summer-long project to jazz up Cambridge with some public art with a difference: a spectacular long-lasting flower display. Imagine hundreds, nay thousands of handmade flowers together, in shades of purple and blue. Associated activities around the display will raise awareness and funds for Cambridge Rape Crisis.
Saturday 30th April, 10am – 1pm at The Sheep Shop
You’ll need some DK or aran yarn in shades of bright purple or deep blue, and some yellow, with hook or needle size to match. Yarnbombers get 10% off on Yarn Shop Day when they buy suitable supplies here.
Get your copies of Joanne Scrace & Kat Goldin’s new crochet hotseller, “Three from the Top”, signed by Joanne here on Saturday 7th May, 4 – 5pm. Featuring three crochet cardigan designs, each sized from baby to 62", each design is worked from the top down seamlessly, with all the benefits that entails.
The first print run has pretty much sold out already on pre-order and is now reprinting! You can turn up on the day but to be safe, order your copy in advance. Books are £12, you can order via 01223 311268 or email us.
More about the book:
“At The Crochet Project, if you can’t wear it generally we don’t make it. And our favourite thing to wear is a cardigan. Whether it is a cosy cardigan to snuggle into or a light one to slip over your shoulders to keep the chills off, cardigans are the ultimate all season wear. Cardigans do variable weather and heating systems better than anything else.
We have included an extensive size range to make this a go-to book for everything from baby gifts to enhancing your own wardrobe – there is a size to suit every woman and girl in your life. The advantage of this is that if you are nervous about the time and financial commitment of making for yourself, you can build up your confidence by making the designs in a smaller size first.
Top down seamless design is our favourite way of working. You can try on as you go to ensure great fit. There are no seams to sew and very little finishing to do – minimum time from fastening off to wearing it. Crochet has plenty of natural structure in the stitches that seamless garments hang very well.
This is a collection of cardigans we know you are going to love to make and love to wear. Each has a quiet simplicity to it and enough detail to keep it interesting.
Patterns are written using UK crochet terminology with US conversions given in the abbreviations section. Schematics with detailed measurements are provided throughout.”
Who would like to show off their Westknits mystery shawls (and other items in their Westknits wardrobe) to Stephen West himself? Yes, the knitting SUPERSTAR is coming to Cambridge!
Sunday 6th December, 3 – 5pm
Experience the colourful world of Westknits during this inspirational sample show and pattern signing. Stephen will talk about his latest designs, share stories, sign patterns, and help you select yarns for your next Westknits project! Just drop in, it’s free to come.