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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 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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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


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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!


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


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!


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.


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 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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***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

Looking forward to hearing from you


Laura (your new boss????)

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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 which I check regularly.

Look forward to seeing some on you 30th


Laura x

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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


Laura and the Team xx