A rather long update.......for the time being we’re going to be sticking to our normal opening hours & will update our website & social media if we have to change this. We are very happy to take phone, website or FaceTime orders for delivery if you’d like to support us but don’t want to come in to store at present.
We realise everyone is concerned about the Coronavirus so we’ve taken steps to make sure every hard surface in the shop has been disinfected, we’ve also wiped down all pattern folders, button tubes and other hard surfaces such as door handles and frames, card machines etc. We are also washing hands regularly and have antiseptic wipes.
If anyone feels they can’t come to the shop please let us know, we are more than happy to deliver what you need locally either personally to your door or by posting, just let us know how you wish to pay and we will make sure we bring change/the card machine.
Please continue to support your little local businesses, We are a small business that relies on being open to the public. we need you to be able to keep going ?
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Attention knitters, crocheters and general crafters. Stitchery Do Wokingham is taking part in national yarn shop day.
Hundreds of bricks and mortar stores will be celebrating National Yarn shop Day Saturday 2nd May 2020. Customers who visit the shop on Yarn shop day will be able to enjoy competitions, prizes, discounts and cake. Regular and new customer alike are encouraged to come along and take part to show there love and support for independent wool shops which, as well as a place to buy supplies, are often the hub of the local craft community.
Rebecca the manager of Stitchery Do said we are delighted to be taking part in another yarn shop day as this is our 7th consecutive year of partaking and all previous years have been well received and lots of fun. These are tough times for bricks and mortar shops but events like this really highlight the valuable service we offer. You don’t just buy wool and needles here, it’s a place to get advice, meet like minded people and feel part of a community. More and more of us are turning to crafts for a way of relaxation and mindfullness. We love being in Wokingham.
The event is organised by a Let’s knit and last year over 200 outlets took part. So show your LOVE for your local yarn shop.
Project Linus is named after the secruity blanket toting character from Peanuts comic strip and came to the UK in 2000. They aim to provide comforters to cancer patients, seriously ill, abused, bereaved or traumatised children from premature birth to 16 years old. Project Linus UK is 100% volunteer-based non-profit making so they rely on financial donations, unfinished quilting projects, fabric and sewing threads. If you would like to know more please go to their website www.projectlinus.co.uk
I was lucky enough to be invited to lunch and attend a hand over of finished quilts made by the generous ladies of Bracknell & Wokingham quilting group to Val the Surrey co-ordinator last Friday at Emmbrook Village Hall, they had managed to make 93 wonderful quilts for this worth while cause.
Please could we receive all squares by end of September which will be made into blankets for distribution over the coming winter.
The Blanket Box Project aims to provide homemade blankets to those who need them most.
So if you have any yarn left over from projects and you would like to help please knit or crochet squares which can then be joined to make blankets. It does not matter what gauge the yarn is, the only requirement is that they measure as near as possible to 20 cm by 20cm. Once you have made them you can drop them off at Stitchery do.
Facebook: The Blanket Box Project