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Melin Tregwynt Mill Shop
There has been a mill turning local fleeces into wool inside this quaint whitewashed building in rural Wales since the 17th century. Today, the company produces a bright and bold range of woollen blankets, throws, fabrics, accessories and even lampshades.
Castlemorris, Haverfordwest SA62 (melintregwynt.co.uk)
This knitting shop in London’s Crouch End sells a range of tools and materials for knitting, crocheting, felting and sewing, as well as a nice line of homeware, gifts and greetings cards. Plus, there’s a comfortable seating area where shoppers are encouraged to host social events and knitting groups.
102 Weston Park, London N8 (nestknitting.com)
This Warwickshire farm sells DIY knitting kits to help you to create a range of homeware using alpaca, which is known as the ‘fibre of the gods’ due to its soft, lightweight, lustrous feel. All of the kits are marked with a skill level and come with a tote bag full of yarn, wooden needles and your pattern. Need help? Toft also runs workshops in crocheting and knitting.
Toft Manor, Toft Lane, Rugby CV22 (thetoftalpacashop.co.uk)
Wool And The Gang
This British brand is truly a behemoth of the knitting world. Go online for wool in every colour you can imagine, a brilliant range of patterns and kits, and step-by-step video tutorials to help you learn vital skills.
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