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Top Crafting Spots In The UK

Top Crafting Spots In The UK

If you’re a crafter looking for places to visit this summer, you’re in the right place! We’ve scouted out some of the best workshops, retreats, shows and shops from far and wide across the UK for you to peruse and add into your itinerary for your next yarny adventure. Bon voyage!

Beside the Seaside

Sandcastles, sunshine and ice cream – what could be better? A bit of yarn of course! If you fancy heading to the popular seaside town of Blackpool, home of
the iconic Blackpool Tower, why not stay in the UK’s first knitting-themed hotel? Located in the North Shore holiday area close to the stunning Coastal
Cliff Walk, Westcliffe Hotel offers a comfortable
stay and great food – with a yarn shop on site! Or if Cornwall is more your bag, make Pisky Cove & the Crafty Crab in Porthleven a stop on your travels. As well as being a leading stockist
in the area for knitting an 
crochet supplies, you can also watch the team making lamp
work beads and jewellery. Visit: westcliffe-knitting.co.uk and

Top Crafting Spots In The UK
The Big Smoke

If London’s calling, make sure you take a break from sightseeing Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to get some knitting in. Tea and Crafting is located in Convent Garden and offers all kinds of workshops and
events, including Beginners Giant
Arm Knitting – if you love being swaddled in yarn and consuming lots of tea and cake then this one’s for you! Or head across the water to
enjoy the hustle and bustle of Northern Ireland’s capital,
Belfast. Just a 20-minute bus ride away from the popular Titanic
Belfast experience is Hanks Yarn Parlour, stuffed full of natural
fibre yarn, and you can drop in on the first Thursday of every
month for the Stitch & Stash, an evening of crafting, chat and
Visit: teaandcrafting.co.uk and hanksyarnparlour.com 

Top Crafting Spots In The UK
A Spot Of Tea

Sightseeing and having fun can be thirsty work, so be sure to stop off at
some crafty cafés on your trip! The Yarn Cake was Scotland’s first dedicated knitting café, situated in Glasgow’s West End, and it’s a great place to stock up on supplies and fill up on a selection of German home-baking, teas and coffee. There’s also a weekly knit night until 9pm on Thursdays. Meanwhile, take a break from exploring the beautiful vistas of Pembrokeshire in Janes, a knitting shop and café located on the high street of historic Fishguard’s town centre. Enjoy the tranquil garden, where
you can sit out and enjoy a light lunch or homemade cakes,
and take advantage of the 50 years' of yarny experience behind this family business. Visit: theyarncake.co.uk and janes-fishguard.co.uk

Top Crafting Spots In The UK
Taste of Luxury

Every now and then it’s important to treat yourself, and what better way to do it than with luxury yarn? Whistlebare is a small family farm in North Northumberland
keeping Angora goats and Wensleydale sheep to make their own unique, natural, hand-dyed yarns. See the glorious Cheviot Hills of Northumberland National Park nearby before popping into Whistlebare to see the animals, browse the studio and have a squeeze of the luxury yarn. Or, if farms aren’t your thing, why not attend an opulent afternoon tea with knit and natter at the
magnificent Hemswell Court in Lincolnshire, and luxuriate in the Georgian-style surroundings?
Visit: whistlebare.com and woolistheanswer.co.uk

Top Crafting Spots In The UK
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