Entries by Isabel Jordan

Crafting season

Nearly October half term already… Yarndale already seems a long time ago, though I’m still planning a blog essay on the subject (watch this space!)           The last Formby market of the season has been and gone Our latest crochet classes are nearly over             So […]

Getting ready for autumn

Flushed with success after a great day out at the Pop Up Wool Show, we’re now looking ahead to our autumn programme. We only have a few weeks left to go on Formby market, which is scheduled to run till the end of September (but please remember, our stall won’t be there on 1st Sept).  I’ll […]

The Good Wool Stall

My Fridays are now settling into a new pattern, and I have to say I’m enjoying it (all apart from the early start!)  The Good Wool Shop has a new incarnation as The Good Wool Stall on Formby market, and we have a regular pitch opposite Boots the Chemist.  On sunny days especially there’s a […]

Spring courses and summer fun

Now that spring is really here, how about stretching those mental muscles and turning your hooks and needles in new directions? Our spring and summer programme is full of events and workshops to give you a taste of things you may not have tried before. There are more details on the Groups and Courses page, […]

Wool, love and the bottom line

This is a very sad post to have to make, but The Good Wool Shop at Derbyshire’s will be closing in two weeks time. We have made a wonderful thing in this little shop. I am immensely proud of the reputation we’ve built and feel very privileged to have been able to supply the raw […]

We wish you a woolly Christmas

Christmas has crept up on us as usual… I know some of our wise customers were well ahead, like Edna who has delighted me throughout the year with her knitted dolls and who knitted the decorations here back in the autumn to send off to Australia. I am not so well prepared… If you are, […]

Knitting round in circles

We have some really exciting topics coming up in our 2017 programme, from socks to knitting revolutionary Elizabeth Zimmermann – and knitting in circles seems to be the common theme! Everything you wanted to know about socks but were too frightened to ask!  For starters, we have a truly comprehensive sock knitting course starting on Jan […]

Burscough Fibre Festival

Flush from a busy British Wool Week, it’s time to start planning for our next event: Burscough Fibre Festival!  It will be our second time at this friendly local festival and we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones there. If you’re feeling creative, there’s a competition for Halloween- themed creations in […]

Knit and Natter new venue

After over a year of Tuesday nights at Cafe d’Art, our Knit/Crochet and Natter group is flourishing So much so that we’ve outgrown Cafe d’Art: with more and more of us to get round the table it’s been getting a bit tight!  With that in mind, and also to allow us to start earlier and […]