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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????)

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LEARN TO KNIT SOCKS

Our gorgeous Fran is teaching a super sock workshop here at the shop on Thursday 30th August 2018

It’s a longer workshop to make sure all bases are covered. You will feel like a super confident sock knitter by the time we’re done with you!

The workshop covers all aspects of handmade socks; knitting in the round, DPNs (double pointed needles), turning a heel, shaping and grafting toes for a super- professional finish.

It’s important that all attendees can confidently knit, purl and long-tail cast on in order to maximize their enjoyment of this workshop and get the most out of the teaching.

The workshop will be held at the shop in central Bath. There will be tea and coffee on arrival at 10am and then we’ll work through until 12.30.

Lunch will be over the road at one of the best cafes in Bath- the Green Rocket. It will be delicious and is included in the price.

The workshop will recommence at 1.30 and we will finish at 4pm (with more tea and coffee as you need it!)

The cost of the workshop is £66 per person and it also includes sock yarn and needles.

There are limited spaces (we keep it to 6 attendees to make sure everyone gets enough attention from the tutor) so please give us a call or email me to book your spot.

Our number is 01225 469144 (open Monday to Saturday) and my email is laura@woolbath.co.uk which I check regularly.

Look forward to seeing some on you 30th

Love

Laura x

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PICK UP STITCH UP

With Avril Best

Our ever popular Finishing Techniques workshop is back on here in the shop.

On 12th July lovely Avril will be here to teach you all the tips and tricks that make your finished garment look gloriously handmade (and not homemade! 😳)

The workshop runs from 10.30-1.00 and costs £25. The cost of the workshop is refundable against and purchases of Rowan yarns made on the day.

As always we will have a scrumptious selection of teas and cakes (please let us know if there’s anything in particular you’d love!) as well as lovely yarny chat.

If you’re interested please give the store a call on 01125 469144 to book your place. Spaces are limited and it’s on a first come first serve basis.

(As an aside we will be having a sock making workshop later this summer so please let us know if you’re interested and we can let you know when it’s all finalized!)

Looking forward to see you all soon

Love

Laura and the Team xx

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WOOL ON TOUR

Will you look at this place? I feel so so excited to tell you I’m heading here in a couple of weeks time. This is in the Var in Provence and it’s the first time I’ve been abroad since my honeymoon in 2013. It’s also the first time my kiddos have been on a plane so, who knows how it’s going to go (*comes back down to reality a bit*)

But whatever happens this place is breathtaking and I can’t wait to get there.

The house/dog/cat sitter is all organized, I’ve bought my straw hat and I’ve changed up my Euros so all that’s left is for me to let you know how the shop will be running while I’m away.

My wonderful team will be holding the fort while I’m En Vacances. Fran, Bex and Catherine will be here every day for all your wooly needs BUT… we will be closed for the two Mondays that I’m away. So, on Monday 4th and Monday 11th June the shop will be closed all day. I’m hoping this won’t cause you all too many probs and that you’ll still be able to get anything you need.

If you have any special orders (especially Rowan which we tend to order weekly) please let us know before the 2nd June so I can make sure it’s here for you. We won’t order again until I’m back so it’s worth getting your orders in Lickety-split to avoid disappointment.

(Also I feel it fair to clarify that, although Toby isn’t coming to France, he won’t be working in the shop either. Our house sitter is My FIL and he will be lounging with both the furbabies in the garden.)

So I’m off to tricoter my little socks off and consume as much cheese, bread, pastry and vin rouge as my body can handle.

Do give me a call if you have anything you need and call the team while I’m away if you need any clarification. The shop number (for ease) is 01225 469144 and, although I will pick up my messages only sporadically, you can also email me on laura@woolbath.co.uk

Loss of love to you all mes amies

(I really need to practice eh?)

Love

Laura