welcome to wool
Bath’s Finest Knitting Emporium.
In the centre of Bath, but set back from the hustle and bustle, you will find wool; a haven for knitters where you can browse the shelves and choose your patterns in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.
My name is Laura and I opened my little shop in October 2010. I wanted to create a lovely, relaxed space, with comfy sofas on which to choose your yarn; a please-do-touch shop where the service is second to none.
And if that weren’t enough you can now buy absolutely everything we keep in store ONLINE. If you cant get in (or parking is too expensive!!) please don’t hesitate to indulge your knitting passions online.
I hope to see you really soon.
19 Old Orchard Street
latest news from the blog
Hooray for my first blog as a Mrs! That's right- I am officially a married woman!
It's only been 8 weeks since the big day but I know it'll be one of the best days of my life. I had the most amazing time and I love being married to my gorgeous husband...
And as one Big Day recedes into memory an even bigger day is getting closer... Bump is due to finish cooking in only eight more weeks: Eek!
To say I am excited is an understatement although I may be out-excited by my lovely mum... She's been waiting a long time for this grandchild!! She's knitting up a storm and he'll be as snug as a bug in a hand knitted rug thanks to his Nanny.
As you can imagine there have been loads of things to organise at the shop so that there is a seamless transition to Maternity and Beyond (sorry!)
Firstly, knit-club is now going to be held at the Porter on George St (as of 2nd October) It's been refurbished recently and now looks utterly fabulous. It has amazing space, coffee, pastry and cake and is available to us every Wednesday as long as we need it. The time and day are going to stay as they've always been- every Wednesday between 6 and 9 - and there is plenty of room for all of us so please feel free to come along. There's parking all around that part of town which is free after 6pm and of course there's Charlotte St car park if you get stuck. Hope you'll come along.
Assistant Manager Karen will be working full time while I'm away ( she is officially a superstar!) and she'll be taking the reins so that everything keeps on running smoothly. She'll be working with Mum, Franny and Sara as well as our newbie Becky, who starts at the end of October (she's FANTASTIC! We're so lucky to have her)
You may not even notice I've gone...
And now I can show you all the new stuff we've got in... (Squeeeeeeee!)
An addition to last years Aran weight in the same fibre. This weight has an amazing array of slightly marled colours and knits to a standard dk weight- brilliant!
A typically European tweed which makes me think of Chanel suits and Jackie O. Totally new and different and really quite lovely, especially when in knitted up into a dense fabric. I'm in love.
Rowan's super popular Lima yarn now has a beautiful variegated brother
A fantastic new yarn with the texture of kittens!! There is a book of wonderful, simple patterns for this yarn which let's the fibre sing!
A really yummy superchunky for quick knits! Amazing for scarves, snoods, hats and lovely chunky things for Christmas pressies!
With 90% cashmere this is luxury at its finest! It's a great price too- £8.95 for 25g- with beautiful colours.
.....Pics to follow
I say it every time but I won't leave the blog as long next time!!
Big love from me and bump xx