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 23rd May 2016,  This weekends opening place, and informatin about the forth coming Burscough Heritage weekend on the 18th and 19th of June.

Is Burscough Bridge Train station to loose it's ticket office, maybe not..

                            Read Capt col's blog  up dated 19.11.15.

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

        Big skys over burscough Cw 1500              Gansey kit      

 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.


      The Wool Boat next open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday the 28th, 29th and 30th May in Parbold.

                                                      Open 10-5

Parbold poster Bank holiday weekend May 2016

     Special offer, while stocks last, on knitting bags

    and needle pouches, Bags where £15 now £12,

                  needle pouches now £5, or both for £15,

                                                      details here  

    Carole's latest scarf,  now in our online shop here  

                         Double moss stitch scarf

  The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is 200 years old this year so we are staying on the canal all year, with plans to cruise The Wool Boat from Burscough towards Leeds and back.

CaRt Logo LL200The Canal and River Trust are heading up the canal long celebrations with details here

  In 1816 the Leeds and Liverpool canal was completed,

               to help  commemorate the 200th anniversary Carole is

                 now taking orders for her   "LL200 Gansey"   Details here   

LL 200 gansey, modeled by Tom

If you want to call outside of these hours please feel free to give us a ring, 07931 356204

         Teach the young people in your life, or even the older ones a new craft


Brindleys knitting kit

Start your journey along the knitting path with a knitting kit from The Wool Boat.

Each kit is presented in a lovely hessian pouch and includes needles, basic instructions, a pattern for a simple scarf and a 100 gram ball of Basic Acrylic yarn of your choice of colour.

   Basic Kit costs £5.00

The yarn can be upgraded, with a slight, increase in cost to any yarn from the wide range of stock on The Wool Boat, for example,

                Twinkle yarn, kit cost £6.20

                Woodlander Yarn kit costs £6.70

                 Marble Yarn kit costs £5.95.


      We have 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.

                When we are not open if you need anything please feel free to give us a ring and we'll see what we can do...

Esty Banner

                  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 :-) 


                   Have you thought about a

                                personal appointment? read on

           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   

 Face book buttonRavelry logo


  The Burscough Fibre Festival's archive details here 

Following Christmas Caroles order books for bespoke hand knitted garments are now not quite as full, so now would be a good time to get in touch with us for a uniquie hand knitted creation.

Over three 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 

             Click on the logo's below to go to our groups/pages on social media

  If you cant visit us this weekend, why not try searching on

"Where Can we Go" here for something else that may be of interest?

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