It’s always nice to be able to re-open with a yarn launch. We will be celebrating the relaxation of lockdown with some new Welsh yarn from The Naked Spinner in Criccieth.
The yarn is a mixture of 71% wool from Crugan Farm and 29% alpaca from the Naked Spinner. The fibres were prepared and spun by Curlew Weavers from Rhydlewis in Ceredigion so this is a truly Welsh yarn.
The DK yarn comes in two different greys, a mink and a natural white and is £14.00 for approximately 100g. Initially, we only have a small amount of each colour in stock but can easily order more from The Naked Spinner should you need it.
You can find the yarn here on our website.
Mark Drakeford has announced the latest relaxation of the Covid lock-down today which means we can re-open next week.
As we are usually closed on Mondays we will open our doors again on Tuesday 23 June with some guidance in place to keep our customers safe:
Guidance many be modified in line with government advice.
For more details check our here.
Revised Opening Hours:
Initially our hours are:
Tuesday ...................................... 11 am till 3 pm
Wednesday .................................. 11 am till 3 pm
Friday ......................................... 11 am till 3 pm
Saturday ..................................... 11 am till 1 pm
Drop-ins, classes and longer opening hours will resume later in the Autumn
Opening times may be subject to change – please keep an eye on our website and facebook pages.
Do any others find it hard to relate to life after lockdown? It seems that the lockdown has been here for ever and this surreal state of affairs will never end. It is particularly weird if you have relatives and friends in one of the other UK countries where the relaxation of lockdown is taking place at a different pace to Wales. Ruth and I are on a facebook group for local yarn shop owners in the UK and the talk is about re-opening (in England) next week. While we have never closed online, we won't be opening the physical shop for a while yet -- the Welsh Government hasn't given any clues to re-opening dates for retail so we will see how our neighbours manage and learn from them.
In the meantime, let's look forward. Lockdown will end and things will get back to normal so we have planned our Autumn dates for classes, workshops and drop-ins and are looking forward to getting back to helping more people to learn new crafts.
You can find all of our new dates for knitting, spinning and crochet workshops here but do bear in mind that dates may have to change if guidelines change.
As you may have noticed, our website looks a little different. We are updating it and hope that when we've finished you like the result and that you'll all find it easier to navigate and find all the lovely yarney items you are looking for. It's a work in progress so it may take a few more days before the work is done but the shop pages are fully functional so you can still buy any yarn or accessories that you need.
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