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Our first Crochetalong!

We are meeting on Saturday 30 September 2 – 4pm to cast on a new crochet project. The idea is to help people advance their crochet skills beyond granny squares! Some people will be casting on the Lowestoft Pullover, others the Holkham Snood from the Sailaway pattern book by Elena Fedotova (all patterns available on Ravelry). Others may prefer to bring different projects, perhaps clothes, perhaps a blanket – I am tempted to start a pattern by Janie Crow like the one in the picture. It is very much up to you! We will then all be there to offer support to each other as the projects progress.

A 10% discount on yarn is available to anyone buying yarn here for their project for this crochetalong.

If you want any more information, contact me either by email or pop into the shop for a chat.

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Summer Kids Club

Looking for something new to do with your kids or grandkids over the summer holidays? How about helping them to learn a new craft? Something that will get them off their phones (briefly) and perhaps start a life long hobby.

Starting this coming Friday 21 July until 25 August, we will be running a Kids Club in the shop from 2 to 3.30pm. We will provide needles, hooks and yarn and the teaching to help your kids or grandkids to learn to knit or crochet.

Open to all kids aged 5 or over but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: £5.00 per child. Adults free!

Contact me for further information or to book a place.

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June Knitalong

On Saturday 10 June at 2pm we will cast on the Buggiflooer Beanie – this year’s Shetland Wool Week pattern. This is a lovely Fair Isle knit, designed by Alison Rendall and can be done in as few as 2 colours or as many as 6, depending on your tastes.

The pattern can be downloaded from the Shetland Wool Week website and costs £1.20 if you print it yourself, £2 plus P&P if you want a hard copy. I stock Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper wool in 25g balls but other wools are available if you prefer!

I strongly recommend that you read the pattern before you start, as we think it might be a good idea to colour in the charts with the colours you have chosen to make it easier for you to read as you are knitting. The hat is knitted in the round on 40cm circular needles or double pointed needles if you prefer.

I look forward to seeing you on 8 June.

A couple of people have said that they want to join in online – if you are interested, send me your email addresses ( and I will set up a Zoom meeting so that you can be part of the cast on!

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Beginners Knitting

This month we are running a Beginners Knitting Class on 13, 20 and 27th of the month. You will learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off and will end the course starting on a pair of hand warmers. Each session is an hour.

Booking information: The course costs £35 including needles and a ball of yarn.

Email or inquire in the shop for more details. ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT

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Jewellery Workshop

On Wednesday 31 May, Claire Howard will be doing a Hammered Cuff Workshop in the shop from 10am to 2pm. To make the cuff from sterling silver, you will practice stamping and texturing first on copper and then you will shape and file your silver so that it is comfortable to wear and then complete your design on silver. Claire will polish your cuff and then you can wear it home or gift wrap it ready to give to someone special!

All tools are provided including a variety of hammers, stamps and polishing equipment. A hot drink and a sweet treat will be provided as cake always helps Claire make better jewellery!

Booking information: £55 payable online at

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Needle Felt Workshop

Booking information: £70 with all materials and tea/coffee included. Contact Venetia’s Yarn Shop on or ask in the shop for more information.

May’s needle felt workshop, taught by Annie of Moonbrush Wood Studios, is the Barn Owl. This is a two day workshop on Saturday 13th and 20th May 2023, 10am to 2pm each day.

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On Saturday 8 April, 2-4pm we will be casting on our next knitalong – the Love Note sweater by Tin Can Knits. The pattern is available on and the sweater is usually knitted with one strand of 4ply/fingering weight and one strand of mohair/silk held together, but it is also possible to do it in DK. A 10% discount on yarn is available to those attending the knitalong. I have already done one of these – it is a joy to knit – quick and relatively easy and has a lovely drape. Perfect for Spring layers! Several things to enhance your skills as well – knitting top down, provisional cast on, short rows and lace work. It will be fun! If you have any questions email me at or pop into the shop