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 24th March 2017, Emma Maye coming out of the water today.

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. 

        Big skys over burscough Cw 1500               Bright gloves and hat    

    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

     Any questions about what we stock or can do for you please feel free to ring us on 07931 356204

 We will be closed for a few days as "Emma Maye" is coming out of the water to have her bottom blacked.

Emma Maye out of the water

                    Garment no 6 completed this year, now for sale in our shop 


Baby blanket garment 295

              Punky Duck Canvas Print 

        Punky duck canvas print 


I took this image back in 2010 of what I call the "Punky Duck" that used to live on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in Burscough.

I've reproduced it as a greetings card and there has also been a canvas print of it hung in The Blue Mallard restaurant at Burscough Wharf for a good few years.

I was asked if I could provide a copy of it for a lady to hang over the bed in her spare room, which of course I was delighted to do.

This one measures 24 by 24 inches or 60 x 60 cm.

All of my images can be reproduced in different forms and materials but with there being so many options nowadays it's difficult to put a price list together, so please feel free to get in touch with your requirements.

 See progress on Carole's Temperature blanket  for 2017. 


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Carole now has a Etsy 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:-)

On the 17th of September 2016 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


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

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