Saturday, May 06, 2006














Stash Yarns

Well I can finally let my secret out. Nathalie and myself are opening a yarn shop. We were sitting in my house knitting one day, and she said "You should open a yarn shop". This has always been my dream, but I was really not prepared to do it myself. After a bit of thought, Nathalie decided to join me, and Stash Yarns was born. We were tired of having to get our yarn over the internet, where you can't see and touch the yarn. Whenever I ordered something, the color was never what I expected, and if I was ready to begin a project, I had to wait for the package to arrive. So it began, calling tons of yarn companies all over the U.S, Canada, and the UK. My house is filled with sample books, it is crazy. Then we had to find a location, luckily there was a place to let right around the corner from my house that was perfect, located right at a bus stop, and very close to the Putney train station. The District line is also not that far away, and it is easy to drive to as well. The lease took quite a while to finalize, but now it is done, and decorating has begun. I don't have any photos of the shop yet, but I'll have to take some so that the progress can be recorded. There is still alot to do, but we are hoping to open around 7 June. Downstairs will be tons of yarn, books, bags, etc, and two seating areas. Upstairs will be the classroom for lessons, and knitting groups. We are hoping it will become a place for people to knit, learn, and hang out. I'm working on the website, so there is not much there yet, the address is www.stashyarns.co.uk
More to come!
P.S. To those of you interested in the daffodil pattern, it will be available at the shop, as well as several others that I am in the process of making.

4 comments:

CraftyPerson said...

Michelle
How exciting! I wish you well with this wonderful enterprise. Keep us all posted with progress and piccies etc

Mary-Lou said...

Wow! I think it's probably every knitter's dream isn't it? - look forward to the progress reports ...

sharon said...

Go you, and good luck!

Can I put in a selfish request to start a kntting group too? All the London ones are a bit awkward fo me to get to out in the sticks, but Putney is right on my train route! :)

Daisy said...

Good luck and have fun with the shop!