December Newsletter 2017!

8th December 2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome to our December Newsletter!

Firstly we would just like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and to thank you for all your support over the last year 🙂

We are extremely honoured to have been put forward for the Craft Business Awards and are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the following categories:

Best Knitting Manufacturers/Suppliers/Distributor

Best Support and Service

Best Trade Website

Best e-tailer

If you wish to vote for us you can do so by visiting We are truly grateful to everyone who has nominated us, we salute you!!

We now have stock of the new Opal 4 ply “Lucky” sparkle range, perfect for knitting up those party socks!!

The Jane Crowfoot & Debbie Abrahams Kaleidoscope Book now has a new price, 24 absolutely beautiful Knit & Crochet projects for the home code JC/09- it’s a real gem of a book, and would make the perfect gift for the ardent hooker!

We have our Opal January sale from Tuesday the 2nd of January, so grab yourself a bargain while stocks last! Closing date for sale yarn is Wednesday 31st of January 2017 subject to stock.

Just a quick reminder of our Christmas closing times – We close at 1pm on Friday the 22nd of December and re-open Tuesday the 2nd of January, for delivery before Christmas the cut off will be 1pm on Thursday the 21st.

Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!

David, Jackie, Mars, Martha and Team

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