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IT’S THE FINAL LOCKDOWN

IT’S THE FINAL LOCKDOWN..

….. do do do doooooo. Do dle oo oo oooo etc etc.

Well if you don’t laugh you’ll cry!

How are you doing? We are ok and safe and my wonderful team are furloughed and safe too.

The website is still open and my lovely mum has offered to send any parcels once a week so please feel free to order with us.

We will be offering Click n Collect opportunities twice a week. My mum , Janice- who loads of you have met, will be in store on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-1 to package up orders, answer phone queries and be available for collections. If you’d like to click n collect then please give us a call in store and we will organise your items to be processed and available. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ADMIT ANYONE IN TO STORE. Please make sure you have paid for your items before you come to collect them.

The shop number is 01225 469144 or you can email me at laura@woolbath.co.uk

I will check my emails daily (homeschooling and children permitting) and hopefully we can sort out anything you need.

I’m sure there will be more info to come and things will change overnight (we are getting quite good at adapting now!) but we will roll with the punches for (hopefully. SURELY!) the last time.

Stay safe lovely peeps. Be kind to everyone you meet. Breathe. We will see you on the other side!

With tons of love

Laura x

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Christmas Opening Times

Hello you lovely lot!

As we bring up the rear of this strange and stressful year we want to say an enormous thank you to each and every one of you. Your support and loyalty when things looked bleak will forever keep my spirits up: THANK YOU!

We are closing the shop for a few days to recharge and refuel (mostly with Gu puddings and Disaronno) over the festive period. Below I have listed the dates and times we will be open so if you need any ‘Twixtmas shopping you know where we will be.

Christmas Eve 9.30 – 4.00

Christmas Day CLOSED

Boxing Day CLOSED

27th 28th & 29th CLOSED

Wednesday 30th 9.30 – 5.30

New Year’s Eve 9.30 – 4.00

New Year’s Day CLOSED

Saturday 2nd 9.30 – 5.30

And then, my friends, we are ready for whatever 2021 brings.

Stay safe dear ones. Be kind to each other and always assume the best. Keep knitting and crocheting as we know its a sure fire way to a happy headspace.

From my Wooly family to yours with love

Laura x

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‘RONA LOCKDOWN 2.0

Hey lovely people! How are you doing?

Well, I guess we knew it was coming and at least we sort of know the drill now eh? So here’s the plan…

Our little shop is going to close it’s doors to physical shoppers at the end of trade on Wednesday 4th November. (Small sob)

The web shop will be running throughout lockdown (and forever more If I have any say in it because I actually cried BLOOD over that little devil) and I will try and get loads more stock on there ASAP. It’ll take me a few days to upload everything but I promise it’ll be updated constantly. 

Any web orders will be shipped every few days to minimise the number of trips to the Postie and I’ll make sure I update the socials with the next shipping date so you know what’s going on.


If you can’t see exactly what you need on the web shop then you can always email me with your queries and requests. If you email laura@woolbath.co.uk that’ll come directly to me and I can arrange to call/video call/zoom you to sort out your yarny needs. I can take payment over the phone or via PayPal and ship to you as soon as poss.
During lockdown postage will be free for purchases over £35 (online and over the phone) and Via Royal Mail.

If you are local and part of the North Somerset Massive then there will also be the option of a curbside pickup. You can buy over the phone and we can arrange a pick up time. You can also select Local Pickup when you complete your online order and I will email you back to arrange a time that suits you to collect.

We are able to order from our suppliers in the normal way so whatever you need just let me know and I will get it in for you. I am pretty sure that timescales are a little slower (as demand grows and working safety measures increase) but I promise to keep you in the loop and updated.

I hope that I can keep you in needles, hooks and yarns. I hope that having some craft helps you feel better and less anxious. I hope that this lockdown keeps the cases low and keeps our loved ones safe. 
Looking forward to seeing you in December

Love to you all

Laura, Bex, Lotus, Catherine, Caroline and Jane x

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Wake me up before you…

There’s a lot of fantastic stuff in the world; dogs, iced buns, the snooze button on your alarm clock, Netflix… but Wool’s first ever bit of merch brings together two of my favourite things: Wham! and wool. It is my pleasure to introduce our take on the Katharine Hamnett tee shirts worn by George and Andy in the Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go video from 1984. The tees are printed in Bristol, are made of the highest quality orgainic cotton and they are unbelievably soft.

They come in sizes S-3XL and have a unisex finish with no shaping around the waist. They come in limited quantities as I wasn’t 100% sure there would be anyone else in the world who fit this Venn diagram like me

The George-Knitting Venn Diagram

The tees will be available online as well as in store. If they sell well we will be able to re-run in the classic Wham-esque black and we’ll try other colours too.

You put the boom boom into my heart
Wake me up before you logo
Scene stealer
What do you mean you aren’t signed to an agency?

See you all soon

Love laura

Ps you don’t have to be a Wham! fan to wear this tee but it helps 👍🏼

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OPENING HOURS OVER CHRISTMAS 2019

Hi all

its nearly time for a wee Christmas break here at Wool so I thought I’d let you know when we’re closing up shop…

 

Monday 23rd…..  9.30-5.30

Tuesday 24th…..   9.30-4.00

Christmas Day…..  closed

Boxing Day…..   closed

Friday 27th…..   9.30-5.30

Saturday 28th…..   9.30-5.30

Sunday 29th…..   closed

Monday 30th…..  9.30-5.30

Tuesday 31st…..  9.30-4

New Years Day…..  closed

Thursday 2nd January…. 9.30-5.30

 

have a very merry Christmas and here’s to a healthy and peaceful 2020

with love

laura

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Easter Weekend Opening

Hey all!

Just a quick reminder as you stock up on choccy nests and Prosecco for the Easter weekend that our opening hours aren’t the norm.

opening hours

Good Friday – closed

Easter Saturday – 9.30-5.30

Easter Day – closed

Easter Monday – closed

…and then totally back to normal (except with much higher blood sugar levels!

 

see you soooooon xx

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Workshops for 2019

Hi there!

So… who wants to learn something new this year? Or shore up a skill you’re not 100% on? Well lookee here…

Below is a list of all the workshops we have booked in for the next few months. We may add more if we get a chance so keep an eye on here for additions.

Here’s what’s going on in store…

COLOURWORK**sold out**

17th May 10-1

£27.50 per person. This includes tea, coffee, cake and small balls of yarn to practice your techniques.

This is a technical course to teach you the basics of two-colour Fairisle (or stranded) knitting and Intarsia knitting. The workshop is taught by our own Fran Morgan.

Please bring along your preferred type of needles in a size 4mm.

SOCK MAKING *sold out**

14th June 10.30-4.30

£78 per person. This includes tea, coffee, cake, lunch at a local independent cafe, sock yarn and Zing double-pointed needles

This is a full day of learning where you will make a simple DK sock.

*You will need to be able to confidently cast-on, knit, purl and cast off before you attend this class*

Our teacher, Fran Morgan, will teach you to knit in the round on DPNs, turn a heel, shape a toe and graft stitches.

You don’t need to bring anything to this course except your enthusiasm!

IMPROVERS CROCHET **SOLD OUT**

11th July 10-1

£27.50 per person.

This includes tea, coffee, cake and yarns to play with and keep.

Have you learnt the basics of crochet and are “hooked”? Then this course will take you into the next level of stitches, pattern reading and finishing. This course is taught by our own Fran Morgan and will boost your confidence in your skills and make crochet even more addictive!

Please bring your favorite type of crochet hook in size 4mm

INTRODUCTION TO CABLING

16th August 10-12

£27.50 per person

This includes tea, coffee, cake, dk yarn, knitting needles and a set of cabling hooks

If you feel confident knitting and purling but want to take on a new challenge then why not learn to cable with our own Fran Morgan on this two hour workshop. You will learn a simple cable and how to read both written instructions and cable charts.

All material are provided so please just bring yourself and your enthusiasm!

FINISHING TECHNIQUES

19th September 10-2

£34 per person. This includes tea, coffee and cake

In this fantastic four-hour technique feast you will learn how to take your knitting to the next level. This workshop is taught by our own Fran Morgan and will cover everything from casting on to sewing up like a pro and everything in between.

You will need to bring 4mm needles of choice and two 10cm squares to practice on. Everything else will be provided.

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I’m sure we’ll add some more but for now this is all booked in! Give us a call if you’d like to book on (01225 469144) or email me at laura@woolbath.co.uk and I’ll book you on.*

Places are limited to six per session. We think this gives you plenty of time with the tutor and you will get lots of one-to-one attention should you need it.

Our teacher, Fran, is a published knitwear and crochet designer. She has taught both knitting and crochet to hundreds of people and is also a right laugh!

Really looking forward to seeing you in 2019

Love Laura x

*We can only keep your place with full payment at the time of booking. Payments are nonrefundable.

If, in the unlikely event, we have to cancel we will obviously refund all monies paid.

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WOOL IS HIRING

***this position is now filled****

Are you lovely? Do you love drinking tea and chatting to random people? Are you an knitter and crocheter? Are you looking for a temporary job working with lovely creatives? Then I might just have the job for you!

Wool is looking for a super friendly sales adviser to start working here in October, and through to March, every Monday from 9.30-5.30.

Is this you?

Customer service experience is preferable but not crucial. You learn a lot on the job and we are happy to teach you the Wool Way. A fair amount of knitting know-how is key, however.

Fitness is important as we walk a few miles over the winter months and our stockroom is in the basement. Comfy shoes are a must!!! I live in Doc Martens and handknit socks all winter.

You must be happy and comfortable working with others as well as being self-motivated when called upon.

You must be able to think on your feet- I can’t tell you how many vintage patterns wander through the door needing a modern day yarn equivalent!

What do you think?

Other things that it might be useful to know

You will be processing items through the till; accuracy is important.

You will work Mondays every week but a degree of flexibility is necessary to manage the needs of the business; Wool is a six day a week business and life happens!

You will get discounts on yarn and needles (yay!)

If this sounds like you then please drop in to see us or email me on laura@woolbath.co.uk

Looking forward to hearing from you

Love

Laura (your new boss????)