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  • Happy knitting or crochet!

    Hey there What project do you have on the go at the moment?? Is your next project already planned out like mine is despite the nine I currently have on the needles and hook!!! Just wanted to update the blog post as I know its been a very long time. We are always trying to keep up with the website but with the two shops it is an ongoing challenge and almost a full time job in itself. I don't like it to interrupt my knitting time too much.   Anyway have a browse around and let us know if...

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  • The warmer weather has arrived!!

    Now that the warmer weather has arrived the knitting has slowed as we are enjoying being out and about and doing the gardening. We have put a few special clearance lines on the website for you. These are in limited supply and are moving very fast so if you have your eye on something snap it up quick!! We are also in the process of making up the next list of lessons to include some workshops for making bags and Christmas gifts. These workshops will be limited spaces to ensure everyone achieves their project so be sure to book early...

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  • We have nearly been established for 15 years!!

    It's amazing at the end of this month we will have been established for 15 years. Time has flown by since walking into Ann Louise to buy three balls of wool and coming away having brought ourselves a shop!! After an initial steep learning curve we now have a vast knowledge of all things woolly and fibrous and an even bigger love for them. We stock huge ranges of yarns, fabrics, patterns, haberdashery and buttons and are still slowly adding to the website. The shops are well worth a visit if you are in the area. Ann Louise in Portsmouth...

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  • Happy new year!!

    We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to a happy and creative new year. We have our January sale in store from Saturday 10th January to Saturday 17th January. There will be lots of reductions and special offers available so please try and visit us. I have also realised that the website has been a little neglected the past few months so I am going to try and give it a good tidy and update over the next weeks so please bear with me and hopefully it will be amazing by the end of January!!...

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  • Happy Black Friday!!

    Hello Happy Black Friday everyone! We have two yarns on offer for Black Friday we only have a little bit of stock remaining in both these yarns so buy it now or it will be gone gone gone!! There is Softspun Chunky which is a great bargain at just £1.95 a ball. Standard chunky tension and although only 50gram balls it goes a very long way. Then we have one of our favourites in Smiley Stripes for just £2 a ball. This beautiful bamboo and wool blend knits into stunning vibrant stripes, not one to miss!! So happy shopping on...

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  • Sirdar and Sublime Showcase

                          ann louise and thistle wool shops are proud to be hosting a Sirdar and Sublime Showcase with special assistants Russell and Emma from the Sirdar management team On Saturday 26th July 9am–4.30pm At Thistle 53 London Road Cowplain PO88UJ This is a unique opportunity to view and purchase the new autumn and winter range of yarns and patterns. We will have an extensive display of garments on show to inspire you. There will be 10% off all yarns on the day and the first 50 customers to spend over...

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  • Next event!

    We hope everyone enjoyed love your yarn shop day, we certainly did!  We have a new big event in the planning so please put Saturday 26th July in your diaries. More details will follow once again we will be well supported by Sirdar and you really won't want to miss it!

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  • Just over a week to Love your yarn shop day

    A week tomorrow is love your yarn shop day and things are falling into place nicely. We now have goody bags packed for each shop. These will be given free to anyone who would like one when they spend over £10 on Sublime or Sirdar products. They are one per customer as they do contain over £10 worth of goodies. We have two raffles running one at each shop with fabulous prizes that have been kindly donated by our cherished companies. Tickets are £1 a strip with all proceeds going to ickle pickles. At Thistle there will be Russell owner/managing...

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  • Love your yarn shop

    Saturday 3rd May is Love Your Yarn Shop day We have lots of exciting things going on at both shops. We have a small selection of yarns with up to 50% off plus FREE goody bags when you spend over £10 on Sirdar or Sublime yarns. (There are a limited number of goody bags) At Thistle we will also have a knit and natter, raffle and demonstrations of knitting, crochet and sewing. These will be on from 9am - 12pm and will be in support of our charity for the day Ickle Pickles. We will have a display of Sublime...

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  • Farnborough knit and stitch it

    Hello everyone We will be exhibiting at knit and stitch it in Farnborough from 28th Feb - 2nd March. We will be having a woolly pick and mix with loads of great yarns at amazingly low prices! If you are in the area or at a loose end then why not pop by and see us!

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