Just Got Made • 05 Oct 2015

Wool Week 2015 is here!  Organised by The Campaign for Wool, it’s a chance to come together and celebrate the natural benefits and versatility of wool in fashion, furnishings and everyday life.

In honour of this woolly week we looked at our directory members for inspiration, and put together this list of the best independent yarn producers and independent knitting shops in the UK.

Yarn Producers

Kettle Yarn, artisan wools on Just Got Made

Kettle Yarns produce sumptuous wool from British sheep, which Linda hand dyes with her jewel-like colours!  http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/kettle-yarn-co

Sheep of Steel artisan yarn on Just Got Made

The New Yarn Company (previously Sheep of Steel) create eye-popping handspun yarns in collaboration with spinning mills and designer-makers throughout Britain.  Check out ‘ Herdwick in Cream’, a blend of South African merino and hardwearing Herdwick sheep’s wool from Cumbria http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/new-yarn-company

Blacker Yarns, artisanal wools on Just Got Made

Blacker Yarns are spun by The Natural Fibre Company, who run a self-contained spinning mill and dye house in Cornwall. Fleeces are handpicked from rare and regional British Breed sheep, goats and alpacas to make pure and blended woollen and worsted yarns http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/blacker-yarns-the-natural-fibre-company

TOFT, artisanal alpaca wool on Just Got Made

The TOFT studio is based on an alpaca farm in Warwickshire, where they  design and manufacture quality alpaca and wool yarn, plus their own knitwear from British sourced luxury fibres. We love their new Autumn woolly hats! http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/toft-alpaca-shop

Specialist Yarn Shops

Knit With Attitude, independent yarn shop on Just Got Made

Knit with Attitude is a small, bespoke independent knitting shop, specialising in ethical and eco-friendly yarn, books and accessories for hand knitting and crochet. http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/knit-with-attitude

Fluph knitting shop, Dundee on Just Got Made

In owner Leona’s own words, Fluph is a squishy yarn shop filled with colour and artistic flair. Watch out for a small spaniel named Arthur roaming about! http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/fluph

Loop Knitting local london knitting shop  Just Got Made profile.jpeg

Loop is a local Islington yarn shop, stocking a selection of yarns sourced from all over the world, plus knitting and crochet classes, gorgeous and quirky knit homeware, knit accessories and haberdashery http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/loop-knitting

Yarn Cake, knitting cafe on Just Got Made

And finally, The Yarn Cake is Scotland’s only knitting café, specialising in Scottish yarns and lots of home baked cakes, brilliant.  http://www.justgotmade.com/supplier/yarn-cake

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