Welcome to Emma Maye, The Wool Boat for exclusive knitwear, photo art and knitting supplies.
page last updated 9th June 2016
Knitting has come back into fashion, but a lot of the wool shops that used to be in every village and town have disappeared, so if you live not far from a canal the wool shop is coming to you!
If it's not wool or yarn's you need but all the other bit's....
We carry stocks of comercially produced patterns from baby sizes through to adults,
and Carole makes availble her exclusive designs for you to create yourself.
We don't insist that if you buy your pattern from us you don't need to buy the wool,
though of course that would be nice.
We carry a range of knitting needles in metal or bamboo along with circular needles
A couple of useful items.....
Teach the young people in your life, or even the older ones a new craft
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.
The Book Shelf on the Wool Boat.
Traditional Aran knitting by Shelagh Hollingworth, price £14.99
Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore, price £24.00
Books on The Wool Boat at the moment are half price, including this one, "Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore" Described as the definitive guide to designing and knitting in the Irish Aran tradition.
Lots of patterns, lovely photography, soft cover version running to 220 pages, normal price £24, now available for £12 plus £5 p and p.
We can also supply the yarn with a special nod towards The Lancashire Wool we have on board at the moment.
Fabulous Fair Isle Knitting by Patty Knox price £12.99
Knitters Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann price £23.99
The OlympKnits By Laura Long price £6.99
A Canal people Robert Long by Sonia Rolt price £12.99
Nordic Knitting Traditions by Susan Anderson-Freed price £16.99
All the above are new books, whilst below are our 2nd hand ones
Cross Stistch for Knitwear by Janet Haig price £5.00
We also have a "book box" where we
resell the novels that we have read, for 50p each, we haven't room to
keep them all! or just come and swop.
As always, if you are making a special trip to buy any of the above, please
ring 07931 356204 to confirm we still have the book in stock.
We are always on the look out for good condition 2nd hand knitting and related crafts books.
9 new buttons added to the Button Box in April 2015
We have a fair range of buttons aboard from basic solid colours up to nice hand painted ones
Other items of interest
Pom Pom Maker £2.00
We have selection of Buttons ranging in price from 5p to 50p
Small Jars of buttons, average content is 32 buttons, 15 gram and £1 per Jar
Toy Stuffing, capok toy stuffing at £3.00 for a 250grm pack
If there are any other supplies you need please just ask and we'll see what we can do for you.
We offer knitting kits that contain all that is needed
to create a wool hat or scarf or for the more
experienced knitter a Gansey.
the kits come in their own Jute bag and contain
a pair of needles, children's size ones in the starter kit,
a beginning knitting book, which gives full instructions to get started
and of course Yarn, enough to complete the garment.
As part of our personal service the colours of yarns can be varied to suit your taste.
These are priced at £5. and £6.00
We don't have a minimum purchase, so you can buy a pattern or just one ball of wool, though of course we would appreciate you becoming a regular customer and a friend of The Wool Boat.
Please ring or visit us here for prices.