Ely has a new addition to our local independent shops ‘Yarn on the Square’ which is run by Ginette and Christine who have really set up a beautiful store full of the most amazing yarns. They have a large selection of yarns sourced from across the world including some, such as Bergere de France, which cannot be bought elsewhere in the county. Others include Rowan, designer yarns such as Debbie Bliss and the ever popular Sirdar and Sublime.
They are also giving knitting and crochet classes – something that I need!. There is a full list of their lessons here on the their website.
They have a real community feel at the shop and they really enjoy entertaining – you can tell from the lovely sofa and fabulous massive table you can sit round.. The Purl Girls runs on a Friday and if you’d like to pop in for a knit, cup of tea or coffee and a chat it’s on between 1.30-3.30pm.
During the Easter holidays they also ran knitting classes for children. Ginette used to be a primary school teacher (she taught Miss L) and she’s excellent with the children teaching them both ‘Finger’ and ‘French knitting’ and I think they are running them again in the summer holidays.
Excitingly Debbie Bliss is doing the official opening ceremony on April 21st (next Wednesday). The plan is that she will arrive at about 11 and stay till about 3:30 she’ll chat and have some garments to try on, she’ll also do some type of demonstration which will be amazing. Come along for the fun and meet Debbie Bliss!
If you’d like to know more about Yarn on the Square, or contact them about the opening or lessons you can contact them at their Facebook Fan Page here or their website: http://www.yarn-on-the-square.co.uk