It's all change at The Woolpatch - Summer 2023
I'm Stuart, owner of The Woolpatch, a yarn shop in Long Melford, Suffolk, UK. When I first started the shop in 2016 I used to sell patchwork cotton fabric as well, but over time, consumer habits change and my love for wool and yarn grew. So as of Summer 2023, The Woolpatch specialises in just Wool/Yarn.
How it all started?
I was a teacher and subject leader at a secondary school in Suffolk for 16 years and in 2016 decided that was enough and wanted a career change. I've always loved retail and wanted to have my own shop for some time. Well...now I have one. A wonderful little yarn shop in the same county that I live in - Suffolk.
I taught in the creative arts so have always had a creative passion for drawing, making and creating and am incredibly excited to be able to continue to be creative in this new career where I'll be pretty much learning all the skills right from the start especially with regard to the business side of things!
The shop is situated in the middle of Long Melford, an historic wool town in Suffolk.
I also run social knit and natter classes where you turn up and chat, knit and get spoiled by me with tea and coffee. You can choose your session to which to come to, pay monthly and enjoy! I've been seeing some customers on their set session for over 7 years now! For more details see the Knit and Natter Page
Everything about The Woolpatch is done by me, including this website. At times products may be lacking in information as I haven't typed it in yet, so if you need more information on anything then pop in, ring or email.
Let's keep pushing this wonderful wave of popularity that Crafting is going through and enjoy the coming years of being creative together.