Monday, 6 April 2020

A virtual community

To keep in touch during the temporary closure of the shop, and to maintain our connection whilst keeping our social distance, I'll be trialling a new virtual shop group starting on Monday 13th April at 7pm.

We are using Zoom, a video chat application, which many of you have probably used before!

If you'd like to join the Zoom group (you can join and leave during the meeting) please email me and I'll send you a link and a password.

If you are using a mobile (Apple or Android) you should download the Zoom app ahead of the meeting.

You can also use your laptop or PC, you can download that app here.  It is best to do this before meeting starts!

In any case, click the link in the email I send you... and you should be taken to the 'meeting room'.

Zoom have a tutorial here, you might find useful.

In the meeting room, you can mute your microphone, switch your camera on and off and most importantly see everyone and their projects... refreshments are optional (but obviously recommended!)

If you haven't used Zoom before, I'd be very happy to set up a quick trial for you.  Just send me an email, download the appropriate app, and we can have trial run together.

If you are on Facebook I've created a new Facebook group where people can share their projects with other Woolly Brewers.  This is separate from Zoom - so if you'd rather not do video chat, you can still connect with people through photos and text!

Friday, 20 March 2020

COVID-19 shop update

Can you spot our  newest yarn?

I’m sorry to say, that due to COVID-19, the shop will close on Saturday 21st March at 5pm.  This is a temporary measure!  I’ll let you know, as soon as I know, when I am able to reopen.

Remember, I am able to do mail order.   Phone 01333 312 042 (leave a message) or email ( with your yarn, needle and pattern requests.

I can take payment over the phone or by PayPal.

And please check out the website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for new arrivals, samples, patterns ideas and chat.

Check back for a wee shop tour and some ideas for a virtual shop group, now that we can’t meet face to face in the shop.

Unfortunately the 2020 Pittenweem Arts Festival has also been cancelled.  However the Pittenweem Community Craft Project continues!

Take advantage of your distancing/cocooning/isolation and knit/crochet/sew towards A Walk in the Woods 2021!  More ideas and details to follow.

Stay safe, take care and wash your hands!

Sunday, 15 March 2020


Like you, I’m following the news of COVID-19 and I have decided to make a few changes to how the shop operates.

The shop remains open as normal - Wednesday thro Friday, 10am to 4pm and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.  However when things change and I need to reduce hours or indeed close for a period, then I’ll share this information on the website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and newsletter.  Please check these ‘channels’ if you’re planning a visit.

In the shop, doors, surfaces and our hands are cleaned regularly.  Please stay away if you have a high temperature or a new continuous cough.  You can find guidance on the NHS website re symptoms, hand washing and self isolation.

Remember, we are happy to post items to you.  We can help you by phone (01333 312 042) or email (  We can take payment by card or PayPal.

Given our small size and the benefits of social distancing, all shop groups are cancelled and workshops are postponed.  Tuesday’s group will go ahead (in case people don’t see this message), but there are no further shop groups scheduled. Katherine Lymer’s workshops will be rescheduled in the autumn.  Full refunds will be offered for all workshop bookings, I aim to do this by Wednesday 18th March when I’m back in the shop.

This is an uncertain and very difficult time for everyone, but yarn crafts can help some.  Whether giving a sense of control and purpose or a means to escape (and bonus... you need clean hands).  So, I’m aiming to do more online to keep in touch, mainly by sharing more shop inspiration and all my WIPS.  Please share your projects too, with other Woolly Brewers, on whatever ‘channel’ suits you #thewoollybrew.  Feel free to call the shop or contact me online if you have a yarn or pattern query... always happy to help!

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Pom Pom Spring 2020

Fab new Spring PomPom magazine in the shop. 

The blurb... "Spring is just around the corner to reinvigorate us with longer days and buds bursting forth. We’re welcoming sweet spring breezes with our first theme of the new decade – air.
This precious and fragile element unites us, and our designers translated this ethereal concept into tangible knits and crochet. Each pattern captures the spaces between the stitches, with gauzy mohairs, modern lace, and airy open textures."

Check out the patterns on Ravelry and pick up your hardcopy in the shop.

These magazines have a limited print run, we do have copies of older issues in the shop... get in touch if you're looking for a particular one!

new Opal 4ply - Adventure

Yet another new shade collection from Opal!

One 100g ball has lots of possibilities...
1 pair of socks, or
2 pairs of short socks, or
1 long or 2 short cowls

You could make 2 hats, or
at least 2 pairs of small hand warmers, or
several small gift bags or
20 small bunting flags!  
100g will also give you a decent length of scarf/shawl or
a jumper/cardigan for a baby

Like most of the Opal sock yarn collections, this is limited in supply.  Once it is gone... it is gone.