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Old 01-06-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Anyone in the UK? Anywhere?
Hello!

Anyone here in the UK?

If so where are you and do you live near any good yarn/equipment shops?
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:51 AM   #2
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Yup! I'm in N. Cornwall and my nearest decent LYS is just a hop and skip away in W. Devon.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:33 PM   #3
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:28 PM   #4
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Thanks Mulene - are there any good shops in the London area?

I travel that way a couple of times a year usually so that would be doable.
I live in south wales and there are a couple of market stalls but they only sell small amounts of boring yarn.

The n'interweb is great but not touchyfeely enough for me.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:38 AM   #5
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Hi! I'm in London. I haven't been knitting for long so don't know too many places to buy yarn, but John Lewis and Liberty, both in the centre of town, have good wool departments (John Lewis less so, lately).

I also got a good tip about a wool shop in Notting Hill lately.

Apart from that, I don't know any other places to buy decent wool, other than my local market in Fulham but that wool is super-cheap DK in boring colours!

Does anyone have any tips on other shops?

Also, does anyone go to the big stitch and bitch club, the one with the website and email newsletter etc? I've always been too shy to go by myself!

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Old 01-10-2007, 08:03 AM   #6
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OK there are a few good shops in London.

First, forget about Liberty's - I was wholly disappointed with the knitting department - it has shrunk hugely!

John Lewis - Oxford Street - big and they have moved to an upper floor (4th I think) and expanded.

Loop - Islington. Very very good but a bit pricey IMO - it is rather trendy

Creations - Barnes
Creations - Chiswick

These two shops are owned by Jean and she is brilliant. She is extremely helpful; as are her staff. They will open at off hours if you need them and they know who you are. Jean does a lot of knitting for Cancer Research UK - bags are her thing. My first felted bag I gave to Jean to sell for Cancer Research at her Dorset knit group/.

Stash Yarns - Putney. This is a recently opened store run by two women who ran the South West London Stitch N Bitch group. They decided to open a store themselves. I've not yet been to the shop but I have heard good things about it.

I heard about a shop in Notting Hill - its down the back and is actually a haberdashers. Its near Monsoon (opposite it actually) the 328 bus goes past it. I've not been in there but have seen it from the bus - hard to see in but have been tempted to leap off the bus and be late for work just so I could have a look. One day I will =D
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:01 AM   #7
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Howdy! I'm an American living in the UK -- in Northern Ireland. I moved here four and a half years ago, skipped about the place a bit, but I'm now settled in a rural community outside of the village of Gortin in Western Co Tyrone.
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living in Belfast at the moment, sometimes work means moving all over the place though
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:35 PM   #9
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Lucy,
Good to see someone else in Norn Iron. I live out near Omagh, work in Belfast, but like you travel around for work.
Dig up anything interesting lately?
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not really doing post-medieval at the minute - doesn't interest me that much - I live in a Victorian house so I prefer the archeaology to be older than the place I live! Belfast is mostly Victorian so any dig in the city is likely to be of that period!!
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