emma maye
Welcome to Colin and Carole's Creations website, the online mooring of The Wool boat "Emma Maye" , based in Burscough on The Leeds and Liverpool canal. The unique floating shop for exclusive and commissioned hand knitted garments, photo art, wool, yarns and knitting supplies. 

Last up date 15th January 2017, We are having a few days off trading to celebrate our 10th Wedding anniversary, and Capt Col is doing some blog postings about our break.

Carole has a new project, a Temperature blanket for 2017. 

How much does it cost to own and use a narrow boat on the English and Welsh canals? see Capt Cols blog fro 31.12.16. 

Read Capt col's blog  up dated 15.1.17. Whitby day 4

PLEASE RING 07931 356204 to find out where we are, and when we are open. 

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 Boatmans Gansey        Photo Art         Exclusive Hand  Kniited Garments     Wool 

        Click on one of the images to take you to the page you are interested in.     

Please note that because we are on the canal, and thus can't always be confident of a mobile phone connection we can't take card payments....cash or cheques are great

 We are having a few days off trading to celebrate our 10th Wedding anniversary. We anticipate next being open outside The Farmers Arms on Thursday the 19th of January.

Carole has started a new project, a Temperature blanket for 2017.

Starting to knit the temp blanket 

       Mean while the 1st stitches of 2017 are on the needles

                  1st stitches of the new year 

It's 09.37 and Carole creates her first stitches of the New Year aboard the narrow boat "Emma Maye" in Lancashire.

The garment will become a Aran v neck jumper for a chap in Skelmersdale.

           unless you need anything, if so get in touch and we'll help if we can 

                    and recently taken into stock a new shade of

James C brett Chunky Marble mc44

James C Brett marble chunky available for £6.00 plus postage... 

                                     and a New yarn range available now 

  "Fairground" yarn from J C Bretts


J C Bretts Fairground double knitting weight yarn available from The Wool Boat.

We now have all six different shades of this range of yarn in stock.

Carole has started to knit with this yarn and is producing her staple "trail" item of an adults scarf. Carole says, "It's a very nice and soft yarn, with the repeat of the colour being regular, and it's knitting up very well"

Machine Washable 100% Acrylic

100 gram balls, 4 mm needles, 252 yards / 232m patterns designed for use with this yarn are in stock and it will also knit to most D K patterns.

£3.00 per 100 gram ball or £2.70 at Teds Mates rates.

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Carole now has a Esty shop here

                                      and we've called it "Colour by Carole"

                         as at times we feel there isn't quite enough colour in the world.


Don't worry if you do decide to purchase any of our lovely yarns it won't add to your stash….it's only a souvenir of a visit to the worlds only floating yarn and wool shop:-)

     Carole launched 2 new patterns at the 5th Burscough Fibre Festival and

           we'll get them into our shop later, the LL gansey is now there.

  The Leeds and Liverpool gansey pattern is now   available in our web shop in three diffrent sizes

Carole launches two new patterns


Carole of Colin and Carole's Creations launched two new patterns at this year Burscough Fibre Festival on Sunday.

The first one is a new gansey pattern Carole has designed to celebrate the Leeds and Liverpool canal being 200 years old this year and is the "Leeds and Liverpool gansey".

This pattern is available in 3 adult sizes.

Examples of the gansey will be on show along with samples of the suggested yarns that can be used to create the gansey.

The second pattern is for a "Chevron baby blanket".

This pattern is used to knit a blanket approximately 18" x 24" and the suggested yarn is James C Bretts "Magi Knit" and the shades these examples are created from will be available at the show for the special price of £2.50 per 100 gram ball, the normal price being £3.20.

Printed copies of the patterns will be available from the Fibre Festival on the day, and from The Wool Boat and available as digital download from www.thewoolboat.co.uk later in the following week.  

On the 17th of September a chap, Bryan Lomax asked if he could make a short

   video about Carole and us, and the results is a U tube video "The Knitter"


The Kniiter a short video featuring Carole

          new shades of West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply Signature yarn now on board,

              WYS 4 ply 

We have recently updated our Wool and Yarns Page to include "Teds Mates Rates

       Remember if you bring your teddy to meet our Brindley Bear

              you'll get Brindley's mate's rate's on your yarn bill.


   Have you thought about a  personal appointment?

           On a few occasions  we have arranged a "Personal Appointment".

We arrange a day and time for you to visit "Emma Maye" the worlds only floating yarn shop, and so you can have a relaxing hour picking out patterns and yarn's with assistance from Carole the knitter, and we'll even give you a brew.

Please feel free to ring us on 07931 356204, e-mail us, message us, what ever and we'll look forwards to welcoming you on board  

                                   Capt Col is now on Twitter   

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  The Burscough Fibre Festival's archive details here 

About six  years ago we started The Wool Boats knit and natter group in The Slipway, and since then there has been a meeting nearly every Thursday since, around the Burscough area, at the moment in The Farmers Arm's on New Lane. The meeting still goes on even if we're not there, so feel free to join them from 1pm.

    We are now members of The Roving Canal Traders Association as we rove the canals

Shop opening times and Cruising plan here.

   For service outside shop opening hours please feel free to ring us or e-mail us.  

  Carole is now providing knitting classes in a unique enviroment, on board Emma Maye, full details here

 Our main yarn supplier, J.C. Bretts have their own web site, here

 This details all the yarns they produce and whilst we carry good stocks of alot of their range what we havn't got in stock we can order in for you, and remember that we will not demand that you take all of the pack that our supplies are delivered in, if you just need one ball thats all you'll need to complete your projects.  

  If you would like to be put on our weekly text messaging service please let us know by texting us on our contact number.              

         As always if your making a special trip give us a bell to make sure where we are.

                                             07931 356204 

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