May is flying by and coming up in June is the annual Worldwide Knit In Public day on the 11th June, to mark this occasion Knit Nottingham have got together with three other local yarn shops, Yarn in Beeston, KnitWorking in Gedling and Textile Workshop in Sherwood to organise a "Yarn Crawl"!
You might be wondering what the heck a Yarn Crawl is - well, this is how it works: customers will be able to pick up a yarn crawl card from any of the four shops, these will be available from the 28th May onwards. Once you have your card, then you need to collect a stamp from each of the four shops, to get a stamp you need to make a purchase. You will be able to collect the stamps between the 28th May and the 11th June. Once you have the four stamps this entitles you to a 10% discount, once at each of the four shops between the 11th June and 11th July.
We're really excited about this! We admire these other shops so much – each has its own feel and stocks complimentary yarns to ours – no overlap here. We do know that our workhorse yarns aren't always appropriate, few people want a wedding shawl made out of DK acrylic for example and equally, why would you knit a newborn's jumper out of Noro!? Brilliant! We can all share the space, knowledge and inspiration and Nottingham becomes a crafting hub. It's all about shopping local and shopping independent and we know you support those ideals.
In addition on the evening of the 11th June, Knit Nottingham are hosting a Booze and Stitch event at the Bell Inn in the Market square in Nottingham City Centre, so grab your latest WIP and come join us. We will be there from 6.30pm onwards.
Here are all the addresses for the four shops to make it easier for you to find us all.
Knit Nottingham, 91 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN
KnitWorking, 5 Main Road, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3HQ
Textile Workshop, 678, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2GE
Yarn, 53-55 Chilwell Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1EN
Look forward to seeing you there
Eleanor, Liese and Sue