My local yarn shop – The Textile Studio

On Tuesday I had a day off work so I decided to take the opportunity to visit a new haberdashery/yarn shop close to me so I could buy my Mum her birthday present.

The Textile Studio window

Just look what greets you before you step inside the shop – such a sweet window display.

The Textile Studio opened on 6th May day this year and is a real gem. Asa sells artisan yarns and fabrics, things I had not seen anywhere else. She also holds workshops in crochet and sewing as well as a ‘drop in to knit’ afternoon once a week.

The Textile Studio yarn1Look at all this lovely wool (I took this photo after I bought all the brightly coloured Drops Paris cotton-oops) …

The Textile Studio ribbons

gorgeous ribbons…

The Textile Studio buttons

jars of buttons…

The Textile Studio lamp shades

funky ribbon lampshades and material beautiful enough to frame using an embroidery hoop.

The Textile Studio Asa

Thanks to Asa for allowing me to take some photos to show you all, I’ll call by the Textile Studio again soon.

I’m sure your wondering what did I buy for my Mum? Well as she doesn’t do the internet I can show you…

My chosen yarn

some Drops Paris cotton, a fat quarter and a crochet hook…

crochet hook or wand

look at this – it’s like a magic wand!!!!

I hope she likes her present, if not I’ll grab the crochet hook off her before she can say “wingardium leviosa” (Harry Potter fans will know what I mean).



26 thoughts on “My local yarn shop – The Textile Studio

  1. Got it, definitely a Harry Potter fan here. I love Asa’s shop, isn’t it nice to shop at independent shops? They put so much more time into making sure you have a good shopping experience that you want to go back. Love that crochet hook, never seen any like it before. Your mother is going to love her present.

    1. The cotton pictured is for my mum, I bought another 4 balls (not pictured) for myself so I’m thinking I may make some bunting with it.

    1. I have no idea if she does mail order, give her a ring to find out +44 7825 157236 and tell her you found her via my blog as I’m sure she’d love to hear from a fellow crafter.

    1. Hi Ali. Thanks for calling by, do you have an blog? I’ve yet to find another local craft blog.

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