Celebrate Yarn Shop Day at Crookilley Crafts

21 Apr 2016

Celebrate Yarn Shop Day at Crookilley Crafts Emporium – your local friendly Wool Shop in Cheadle Hulme. Whether you’re a crochet expert, novice knitter, or just fancy trying out a new craft, don’t miss Yarn Shop Day

On 30th April 2016, the third annual Yarn Shop Day will take place in knitting and craft stores across the country, and local business Crookilley Crafts Emporium in Bramhall Village Square, is just one of the many stores delighted to be involved. The event has been organised by leading publications Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting in a bid to celebrate Britain’s much-loved independent wool shops.

“We’re very happy to be taking part,” said Maggie Baldwin, Owner/Designer of Crookilley Crafts Emporium. “Yarn crafting is really growing in popularity, and customers rely on their local yarn shop for more than just needles and wool. It’s a place to get advice and to feel part of a crafting community.”


On Saturday 30th April we will be running a range of activities including giving away free knitting patterns and wool, children can make pom pom garlands or animals, refreshments are supplied from fellow Village Square business Plumcake Café, and we will be fundraising for Francis House Hospice through the knitting of the Yarn Shop Day mascots, which will continue throughout the year as they are our local charity we support.

Between 11 am to 1 pm local lady Kate Schofield will be telling us the story of her Lancashire Farm Wool. She obtains the fleeces from sheep who are conservation grazers in Morcambe Bay and transforms the fleeces into 100% wool which can be used for a wide variety of items. Crookilley will be selling the wool at the shop as part of its standard range.

There will be an all day Knit and Natter at the shop. Members of a local Knit and Natter group will be holding one of their social meetings at the shop. They have also informed Crookilley that they will begin knitting the wild animals to help the shop fundraise for Francis House Hospice. If you wish to come along with your latest knitting project, or knit up the wild animals, do come along and join in the fun. Bring your dogs with you too. Crookilley is dog friendly.


Knitting, like many other crafts, has been proven to be an excellent way of helping you to keep well. By coming along to a social knitting group, whether you are a new parent through to a more senior citizen, it is a brilliant way of combatting social exclusion. Allows you to all work together on charity knits, or like some say, there is probably more nattering than knitting!

Crookilley strongly encourages crafting for wellbeing. We also want to pass on the skills of knitting to a younger generation.

We have been selling wool and haberdashery at our unique shop in Bramhall for only a year, but we have many customers visiting for their latest knitting project that we have had to expand our wool selection within the shop. We are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new through the door, and hope our local knitters and crocheters will get involved.”


Crookilley Crafts Emporium stock wool, patterns and all you need for your knitting or crochet projects. They have wool from Sirdar, Rico, King Cole and Patons. Maggie can also help you with your knitting project, she says “We’ve helped many customers who have got stuck with their current project. Rather than give up, come in and see if I can help you”. If you are looking to start knitting, Crookilley has some free guides to help you. As we also stock haberdashery we also sell everything for the finished look of your makes. This includes buttons, zips, lace, ribbons, elastics, Velcro etc. We also have lots of threads and embroidery skeins and needles for all uses.


Last year over 200 outlets across the country took part in the day which proved to be a great success. Said Let’s Knit editor Sarah Neal

“There was a fantastic buzz amongst participating stores, and many shops reported one of their best ever days of trading. This year’s event will be even bigger and better, so if you’re a crafter who has neglected your local yarn shop in the past then it’s definitely the day to pay them a visit and see what they have to offer you.”

Yarn Shop Day is supported by leading names in the knitting and crochet industry.

For more information visit

Maggie Baldwin: Crookilley Crafts Emporium

Where : Bramhall Village Square, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 1AW

Phone : 0161 440 0094 / 07722 960607

Email : [email protected]

Follow : @CC_Emporium

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