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Still time to win Spring into Wool Tickets!

Hello again!

Our competition to win a pair of tickets to the Spring into Wool event is now open until March 20th. To enter like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Look for our Spring into Wool post, like it and then follow us.
We will be exhibiting there on April 8th, so please join us. Looks like being a good day!

Spring into Wool Tickets
Spring into Wool Tickets

The Knitter magazine (out now) features a half page advertisement for the event. Four of the exhibitors, including ourselves, are featured in the ad!

We have some fantastic childrens Wensleydale Sheep Coat Hangers, specially made for us! At the moment they are only available in store at a price of £12 each. Get them while you can!

Sheep Coat Hangers
Wensleydale Sheep Coat Hangers

We now have our Wensleydale Combed Tops on the website, as well as in store. Available in Natural and Natural Black and in 100g, 250g and 500g weights.

Perfect for hand spinning, hand felting and many other craft uses.

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Wensleydale Longwool Tops – Natural

More news and updates in our next Blog. In the meantime we will continue posting on social media. Join our flock there (use the links in the footer of this page).

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Wensleydale Longwool news and competition details

Welcome.

Our restyled Knitting Kits are now in our online store as well as in the shop. They make a good project or an attractive gift!

Knitting Kits
Knitting Kits

We are really pleased to introduce our new Yarn photographs, taken for us by of ScenicView Gallery based nearby in Reeth! You will see our stunning new photos of our Yarns on our web site. The photos are much clearer, more vibrant and accurate in colour representation.

Wensleydale Longwool Yarn
Wensleydale Longwool Yarn Photo by Scenicview Gallery ©2017

 

The next event we will be attending is Spring into Wool on April 8th at The Grammar School at Leeds. Buy tickets for the show on the Spring into Wool website. We also have some tickets to give away in our competition on social media later this month! So if you don’t already follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then now is the time to join us (use the social media links at the end of this page).

Spring into Wool Tickets
Spring into Wool Tickets

The Knitter magazine, which will be coming out at the end of February, will feature a half page advertisement for the event. Four of the exhibitors, including us, will be featured in the advert!

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Knitting magazine article, Rugs online etc….

Welcome.
We gave you a heads-up in our last Blog that we were to be featured in the February 2017 issue of the Knitting magazine. Well it’s now available and you will find us on page 5!

We now have our most popular Sheepskin rugs / throws in our online store. They are beautiful and will compliment any home! If you don’t see the colour you want please get in touch.

Sheepskin

We also have new attractive packaging for our Kits and will have more of these online soon.

Reminder, that we that we still have our Knitting Patterns catalogue on our website as a document that is free to download and browse.

The next event we will be attending is Spring into Wool in early April. We will be running a competition on social media next month to give away some tickets to this show!

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New Year – New Project!

Our first update of 2017 and we wish you all a great New Year. Time to plan your next project! We now have our Knitting Patterns catalogue on our website as a document that is free to download. We will be adding our most popular Patterns online for purchase soon. In the meantime contact us in Store, or by phone or email if you want to purchase a specific pattern.

We had a busy time both in store and online in the run up to Christmas. The first week of the New Year has been quite hectic too. But we love it! Thank you for your continued support. We also welcome new subscribers to our mailing list. The flock is getting bigger!

We are now actively planning our events schedule for the coming year and what needs to be done in preparation for these exhibitions. Those that are confirmed are mentioned in the Upcoming Events section of the email Newsletter. Get them in your diary now! More will be added as we get confirmation.

Don’t forget that we are also active on social media, so join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more news, photos and sharing. Please feel free to post photos of your Wensleydale Longwool projects. We love to see what you are doing!.

Lastly, we are proud to be featured in the next edition of the Knitting Magazine. Get a copy and read all about it!

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More Yarn colours are back in stock!

Just a quick update to let you know….

We collected more stock from the baller (Yarn Finisher) yesterday with our new labels.

Marshmallow in Aran and DK , Larch in Aran and Buttertubs in DK are now back in stock in store and online. Just in time for any last minute Christmas orders!

New Yarn and Labels
New Yarn and Labels

We can still deliver mail order and online orders by Christmas to UK addresses if ordered in the next week (based on Royal Mail recommended last posting dates).

 

If you are stuck for a gift we can issue Gift Vouchers (Coupons) to any value which can be spent in Store or Online, which can be sent by email to avoid any postal delays! Call or email to order these. Or purchase in Store.

Gift Voucher specimen
Gift Voucher specimen

Happy Christmas Shopping! Check out our last Blog post for Christmas and New Year store opening hours.

 

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Still time to get Woolly Christmas gifts

There is still time to shop for woolly Christmas gifts! In Store, Online or Phone. We have replenished some popular items that were out of stock so please check if you were wanting these. Be quick as they go fast! We have also added some extra items to our web site that would make ideal Xmas gifts. Plus we have vouchers / coupons to spend online or in store which would make a great gift, to a value specified by you.

Please bear in mind that the last recommended posting date for UK deliveries is Tuesday 20th December.

We were so glad to meet many of you at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate last month. We will be back there next year! In the meantime we will be attending other events around the UK during 2017, some of which are mentioned in the Upcoming Events section of this Newsletter. Get them in your diary now!

Share the love by getting others to join our Newsletter mailing list, or share our online Blog, which has similar information. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we post more regular pictures and items.

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

Saturday 24th December 2016 09:00 – 14:00
Sunday 25th December 2016 CLOSED
Monday 26th December 2016 CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December 2016 CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December 2016 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday 29th December 2016 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 30th December 2016 09: 00 – 16:00
Saturday 31st December 2016 09:00 – 16:00
Sunday 1st January 2017 CLOSED
Monday 2nd January 2017 CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 10:00 – 16:00

Our online store will, of course, be open 24/7 throughout the holiday period!

Upcoming Events

Spring into Wool, Leeds. April 8th 2017
WonderWool Wales, April 21st – 24th 2017
WoolFest Cumbria, June 23rd – 24th 2017

 

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Our new Logo and new Yarn colour!

Today we launch our new logo, courtesy of Paul Hick from Rebrand Design! Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop has been a successful business for over 25 years. To celebrate our new ownership and transition we are launching a brand-new logo. Both the old and the new logo will be seen for sometime as we move over to our new brand. Both are your assurance of genuine premium quality Wensleydale Longwool.

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We also have a new Yarn shade for this season, called Thornton Rust (after one of our local Wensleydale villages). As the name suggests it is a rich rust colour, which is now available in our shop and in our online store in both DK and Aran. We also have back in stock our very popular Moonlight DK!

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Finally, don’t forget to join us at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate International Centre from 24th – 27th November. There is still time for you to get £2.50 off the adult ticket price, prior the show, by quoting code EX16 at www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com or by calling 0844 581 1302.