Winnies Blog

Have a very Merry Gluten-Free Christmas!

You don’t have to miss out on all the treats of Christmas just because you are wheat intolerant. This little snowman is sitting on top of a tasty gluten-free Christmas Cake made by Cake and Crumb. Their Christmas range also includes Christmas pudding and mince pies. If you would like…

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Finishing Classes at Winnie’s Craft Cafe

Do you spend ages lovingly knitting up your project and then avoid sewing/finishing it because you don’t know how to do it properly?  Well, Pauline of The Knitting Class can help you!

Pauline runs excellent two-hour workshops on professional finishing techniques and the next one is on Saturday 9th July…

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Free Books for June - last few days!

Don’t miss this opportunity - Mirasol Maylla and Akapana yarns are perfect for Christmas accessory gifts for the men in your life.  The yarns look rugged but are gorgeously soft and warm.  We have 20% off both yarns for June AND a purchase of 6 or more hanks gets you…

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Juila Roberts is teaching knitting!

According to, Julia Roberts gave the cast and crew on her new movie knitting tips after she turned up to the set one day and found everyone with needles and wool.

Co-star and director Tom Hanks thought it would be fun to pretend everyone had caught the actress’ knitting…

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Try Noro yarn with our Free Books offer

Noro is a brand of yarns specially made in Japan with a unique and distinctive range of colours that give a striped/shaded effect to your work.  If you have been curious about trying a garment in Noro Silk Garden or Kureyon our Free Books offer is a perfect way!  A…

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Sublime at Winnie’s Craft Cafe

We have just selected some yarns from the Sublime Range to stock in the shop.  The yarns are very well named.  They are… Sublime!!

They should be with us within the fortnight.  Will post when they arrive.

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Busy Knitter!

Milla, one of our customers, has been very busy making The Golfer and Mr Slapstick and hopes to raffle them for charity.  We will post more information when we have it.  Aren’t they great?

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