Yarn Shop Day will take place on Saturday 30th April this year and excitement is already building. This is the third year for this nationwide event and is the brainchild of Craft Business and Let’s Knit magazine. The idea is for crafters all over the UK to support their local yarn shop by visiting them on Yarn Shop Day. Many stores put on special events and some of the biggest names in hand knit design will be out and about visiting selected stores. Some hold tea parties, others encourage people to knit or crochet for charity and there are usually lots of offers and prizes to be won.
Last year more than 200 shops signed up and the organisers tell us they are expecting even more this year. If you want to find out if your local store is taking part you can check out the Yarn Shop Day map.
Here are some of last year’s highlights.