Come and see us on Yarn Shop Day!
It’s on Saturday, 27th April 2019
So… what is Yarn Shop Day ? It was launched in 2014 by Let’s Knit magazine and has become the largest retailer event in the knitting and crochet industry. And this year it’s on April 27th.
Its aim is to help ‘bricks and mortar’ stores by encouraging yarn lovers all over the country to visit their local store and discover the great things it can offer, while at the same time enjoying a day of treats, fun and meeting like-minded crafters. Here’s what people are saying about Yarn Shop Day…
A bricks and mortar yarn store is so much more than a place to buy wool and threads; it is a place of common interest, to share ideas and techniques, to learn new skills, and to be a part of a community of like-minded people who won’t judge you for the size of your stash! Yarn Shop Day serves to highlight and celebrate the importance of your local store and crafting community, which you may be yet to discover!
Designer, Yarn Shop Day Ambassador
Our local yarn shops need our support in order to thrive, and I know that the passionate and hard working ladies who keep the yarn shelves looking gorgeous appreciate every single one of their customers. My local yarn shop is more than just a shop – it’s a welcoming, inspirational social hub for local creative ladies, and I am always happy to give them my support.
Blogger, Yarn Shop Day Ambassador
I’ve attended a Yarn Shop Day event every year since 2014, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Not only is it a fun and memorable day, it’s also a fantastic way to make contact with your local crafting community and feel part of it. Every year I come away inspired, uplifted and carrying a bag full of fab yarn!
Editor, Let’s Knit magazine
Lady Sew and Sew may be Europe’s biggest patchwork and quilting shop, but we’re also a Rowan Yarns Flagship Store, stocking the entire range of yarns, patterns and publications. And that includes the latest designs from Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 65, which is now on sale.
It’s packed with great ideas for seasonal knits, in three ‘stories’ – Modern Heritage, Plain and Simple, and Reflections – and with designs from the likes of Lisa Richardson, Martin Storey and ARNE & CARLOS (who also have fabulous cushion designs in the magazine).
Order it now from Lady Sew and Sew Knits – you can save 20% on the £12.50 cover price, making it just £10.
And for the quilters and patchworkers among you, or if you’re a knitter with a quilty secret, on the same day we also have our Wadding Event in the Henley Warehouse. There will be talks all day to help you learn which wadding to use where and when, and why one wadding is wonderful for whatever you’re working on, and another – well, not so.
There will be plenty of projects using the different types of wadding, to give you a hands-on feel for the different types – and lots of special offers too.
Make a note in the diary now: Yarn Shop Day – plus quilty pleasures – on Saturday April 27th in Henley-on-Thames, open from 10am-4pm.
Don’t forget our Summer Sale, with amazing bargains in fabrics, yarns and more. It all starts on July 14th, and runs until the end of that month.
Park your partner while you shop. As well as plenty of free parking for your car, we also have out famous ‘partner creche’, where you can leave beloved with a tea or coffee and the newspaper, while you shop. Don’t worry, it’s well out of earshot of our tills!