As the weather cools and the leaves start to drop, it's time to start thinking about autumn projects! What are you going to make this year? If you're new to crochet why not try a straightforward scarf or cosy hat, or perhaps you're ready to try your first garment? Whatever you choose, why not head to one of the following yarn craft shops to top up your supplies? If you happen to live near them, make sure you stop in to squeeze all the yarn you can get your hands on, if not, click through to their websites and pop something in your basket. Happy shopping!
Fashion ‘n’ Fabrics
Conveniently located in the historic market town of St. Albans, Fashion ‘n’ Fabrics has been serving the needle crafting community for 50 years! The shop is a treasure trove of yarn, fabric and haberdashery, with shelves of natural and synthetic yarns from all of your favourite brands: Stylecraft, Sirdar, Adriafil, Wool and the Gang, King Cole, Rowan, and Romney Marsh and more! You'll also find patterns, crochet hooks and knitting pins, and their knowledgeable and helpful team are always available to offer advice.
Visit Simone and the team at this gem of a shop at 24 Beech Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5AS. Or visit online at fashion-n-fabrics.com
Mavis of Bushey
Mavis has been an institution in Bushey Hertfordshire for haberdashery, knitting and crochet since 1935. The shop has recently been given a fresh look by new ownership, including a new online store with brand new fabrics, all the yarns you could want, and all the equipment you could need.
Mavis of Bushey is at 44 High Street, Bushey, WD23 3HL. Visit mavisofbushey.com to shop online
Nestled within the aptly named hamlet of Woolston in Southampton, Williamsons Haberdashery offers an extensive range of beautiful yarns, patterns, fabrics, buttons and equipment to suit all your crochet, knitting and sewing needs. This family business has been a creative hub for over fifty years with friendly staff who are always ready to welcome crafters of all abilities. Find out more at williamsonshaberdashery.co.uk
A family run and independent store, Jacobs Haberdashery hosts a range of exciting yarns that are perfect for crocheters! On their website, you’ll find DK, chunky and wonderful aran and alpaca yarns for your next big project. Even better, visit their bricks and mortar shops in Hastings and Bexhill for all of your knitting, crochet and sewing machine needs! See everything Jacobs has to offer by heading to jacobshaberdashery.co.uk
From humble beginnings as a wool shop in the 1990s, Hunkydory has grown to become the extraordinary home of crafts it's known for today. Hunkydory's fabulous online shop hosts a glorious range of crochet books, hooks and yarn to inspire your next creation. Also visit Hunkydory for all your papercraft, knitting and other craft supplies this autumn! Take a look for yourself at hunkydorycrafts.co.uk