We are super excited to welcome you back into the shop on Tuesday the 13th of April!!! We've been busy cleaning, tidying, stock checking, we've even hoovered for you! There are some rules you need to follow if you do want to come to the shop but I want to emphasis two things: we're still doing online and phone orders (0115 9474239) for if you don't want to or can't come to the shop and also we need you to have your common sense and kindness in tip top condition if you do choose to come.
I can't tell you how much relief, excitement and anxiety I feel about this. I know that's a common sentiment - mixed up emotions after a gross year. I am so grateful, and I honestly can't express it properly so I won't try, for the support that you've given this gorgeous little shop of ours. Not just by buying and spreading the word and following us on Facebook, Insta and Youtube, but more the humanity you've shown me. The things you've shared and the support that you've given, the patience you've had with the (continued) stock issues and the wonderful conversations we've had putting the world to rights when we didn't have access to our normal support networks. It's meant the world to me and I'm coming to this reopening feeling fresh and humble and full of optimism about this corner of the world full of good eggs.
Love Eleanor, Katie, no longer Emma as she's gone to live on a boat in London and a super new human you've yet to meet. xxxx
Knit Nottingham is an award winning, independent yarn shop in the heart of Nottingham and we sell reasonably priced, excellent quality yarn for crochet and knitting. We also stock needles, notions, patterns and high quality, locally hand made items for the discerning crafter. The shop is staffed by expert knitters and crocheters (unless Dr Chris is covering in which case you’ll get a friendly hello and a mostly confused look, but I promise he’s not in very often). We also teach lessons - in knitting, crochet, dyeing and various other woolly things - both in house and with some fabulous teachers from far and wide. We do the occasional coach trip and a weekly vlog. And every now and again we put on excellent parties.
We opened in 2010 in a tiny and rickety shop on Mansfield Road. but we put our heart and soul into it, made a lot of good friends and loyal customers, won some awards and were eventually able to move to our lovely, and much bigger, new home on Trinity Walk in 2016. We ended up partially crowdfunding that move because people were so excited and wanted to be part of it and we’ll forever be grateful for how our community stepped up at that moment.
We're committed to making our shop a welcoming and accessible place for people who are disabled, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and everybody else. We do have a ramp that we're not afraid to use and island in the middle of the shop moves about for ease of access. If you want to discuss anything further please do give us an email or a ring and we'll happily work around you. We consider our space unapologetically political, body positive and feminist and we don't shy away from the big conversations that crafting is a part of; it's not always heavy but it's not just sticks and string either (although if you're wondering whether you're able to do a difficult pattern, then it is just sticks and string...).
In 2018 we were contacted to be part of a new BBC programme, Interior Design Masters. Our designers, Nikki and Cassie (who went on to win the whole show!), gutted the shop and completely re-imagined how a modern yarn shop should present itself. We’re still messy, a little disorganised and bursting with wool but now, when we put our best foot forward, we look a bit hipster too. Mary Portas, who was the judge for our week, bloody loved it!
I think that’s all. I’m Eleanor and I own the shop, I’m here most days - sometimes a little frazzled but always grateful to be surrounded by woolly mess. You might also meet the lovely Emma, who’s a whole lot less frazzled than me and always visibly thrilled to be being paid to play with yarn. There’s also a host of regular customers who often know more about what we’re up to than I do but please don’t be offended if they can’t help you, they look comfortable but they’re not being paid! And if you come in often enough you too could become one of those knowledgeable regulars.
If you want to invite us to work with you for an event or party then do give us an email - this is very exciting to us!
We hope to see you soon! :)
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Our loyalty scheme has changed! But don't worry - you can still use your old loyalty card until it's filled, and then we'll set you up with one of the stylish new ones.
With the new loyalty scheme, you earn points on everything you buy, except artisan and sale items. You no longer have to spend over £10 to start earning points. Once you've spent £200, you'll receive £10 off. Best of all, it's all done automatically through our fancy new till! Full terms and conditions can be found here.