"On Saturday 3rd May 2014 yarn shops across the UK will be celebrating Yarn Shop Day, the climax of months of activity from the Love Your Yarn Shop campaign launched by leading publications Let's Knit and Let's Get Crafting"
Alterknit Universe will be open for one day only, as a sneak preview of what's coming in the Autumn. We've had a lot of interest both online and from locals peering through the windows. We are super excited to open our doors and chat to any of you that can make it. We will have tea and lots of chairs to sit and chat, plus yarn and fibre to fondle, and Art Equals Happy products to purchase.
If you're not in the Bristol area but want to participate in Yarn Shop Day, there's a handy little map that Let's Knit have put together. There's some more info on the Let's Knit blog too.
Says Let’s Knit editor Sarah Neal: “As knitters ourselves we know the value of a good yarn store. As well as providing the unequalled pleasure of buying yarn off the shelf, they offer experienced face-to-face advice and are often a communal meeting place for likeminded crafters. The Love Your Yarn Shop campaign is aimed at alerting consumers to the benefits of supporting these stores.”
Getting to us:
Find our postcode and view us on a map here.
From Bristol: The X1 or W1 from Bristol Bus Station or City Centre towards Weston-Super-Mare. Ask for 'The Lord Nelson' bus stop in Cleeve. It's about 20min from the center and you'll get lots of lovely views of sheeps in fields. Our shop has a big painted sign, it'll be hard to miss!
Hopefully see you there! Kim xo
Top Photo by Anna Maltz (or @sweaterspotter). Quotes from the Yarn Shop Day Press Release.