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Very excited, just found a wool shop in Croydon

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Noseynoonoo Sat 08-Jun-13 23:27:18

OP - perhaps you could put this shop on Mums net Croydon do others who don't see this thread will know it's there.

hairclipcloe Wed 05-Jun-13 14:20:37

Its good to know its not always like that, thanks Soup.

SoupDragon Wed 05-Jun-13 10:45:32

I've always found the Threadbear staff really helpful - certainly never rude or stroppy (and I am not a regular). I'm really surprised.

hairclipcloe Wed 05-Jun-13 10:29:46

Ta for the link to the Ravelry group smile

Maybe Threadbear didn't like the cut of my jibwink or perhaps I was just unlucky to have a couple of duff experiences over the last few months, it happens I suppose.

Ninja, i hope I haven't 'bigged it up' too much - but I did really like the variety! grin

SoupDragon Wed 05-Jun-13 10:18:02

By which I mean, ignore the "time waster" slur about Ravelry wink

SoupDragon Wed 05-Jun-13 10:10:31

And yet you are on Mumsnet...?


TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Wed 05-Jun-13 10:01:24

not on ravelry shock it's a real time waster grin Caterham and Sanderstead are a little far for me, I'm not that side of Croydon but I'm definitely going to try Rokka Sheek when I next need wool smile

SoupDragon Wed 05-Jun-13 08:57:46

The Sanderstead one is Threadbear isn't it? Hamsey Green. It's recently been taken over by new owners. I've always found the staff really friendly and helpful though.

SoupDragon Wed 05-Jun-13 08:56:10

You aren't a member of Ravelry alread?? shock wink

The Croydon group is here Not very active but there is a thread about stockists which is where Rokka Sheek posts sometimes.

hairclipcloe Wed 05-Jun-13 08:22:44

Oooh i need to join Ravelry don't I? I have a pile of projects waiting to go - my problem is that with an 8 month old and a 3 year old progress is soooo slooow. I've been working on a ripple for my little monster's big boy bed and its taking months.I go back to work soon so i figure with a 1.5hr commute each way and a whole hour for lunch, i'll probably get quite a lot done grin

I got that feeling when i went in Soup and the Caterham was also really helpful. I love that. Good customer service, makes me want to spend my money. My most local sewing/yarn store, the one i mentioned up thread is terrible, they are sooo rude and stroppy. I felt like asking if they realised they were running a shop?!

Going in to town tomorrow..will have to check out Tiger

flatmum Tue 04-Jun-13 21:06:37

I was going to mention my local Caterham one too!

Tiger in the whitgift centre sometimes has nice bright wool and buttons and crafty bits.

SoupDragon Tue 04-Jun-13 21:04:00

Rokka Sheek often used to post updates on the Croydon Ravelry group. I think they are very keen to please smile

hairclipcloe Tue 04-Jun-13 13:03:50

Oh gosh, with you there ninja with ordering online. I've had a few disasters, greens especially - maybe it's my screen! Yep there aren't tons of buttons at the moment but the whole wall is due to be filled.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 03-Jun-13 16:16:59

Allders used to be brilliant but that was a few years back now, when they went bust their stock wasn't as good. There's a lovely wool shop not far from me but it's so expensive it works out cheaper to buy online and pay postage. I have managed to order some radio active pink though so maybe a proper shop would be a good idea grin And buttons you say . . .

hairclipcloe Mon 03-Jun-13 15:47:55

is it a good idea to start a resources thread where everyone can post their shop and resources recommendations?

hairclipcloe Mon 03-Jun-13 15:42:50

I forgot to also add the shop this morning also did sewing patterns. I think they had all the catalogues. I thought that was pretty good as there's not that many places (in my limited experience) that do them.

hairclipcloe Mon 03-Jun-13 15:39:07

I've been to the knit club once, i don't drive so my mum took me. Its lovely and welcoming. I'd love to head over more but i can't keep hounding my poor folks to drive me!

IShallWearMidnight Mon 03-Jun-13 14:33:53

there's a wool shop in Caterham called the Knit Club which is lovely, if you want to venture out of London into Surrey...

Purlesque Mon 03-Jun-13 14:29:12

Oh and Dunhelms which has the tiniest section of wool.
If anyone lives in North Notts and knows of a proper wool shop please let me know.

Purlesque Mon 03-Jun-13 14:27:19

I only have a shop that just sells Robin and nothing else. Hobbycraft which is expensive, the range which just sell Patons and I'm not keen in Patons fab, there are a few other bits but limited choice. Oh and John Lewis which is expensive. I mostly rely on the Internet for good deals.
But yay for you for finding a lovely shop.

hairclipcloe Mon 03-Jun-13 13:36:14

I know, it's pretty desolate in terms of crafty supplies now. Being a colour-holic i was overjoyed to see such a nice range of colours. The whole back wall section is going to be devoted to buttons so i'm looking forward to that. I sometimes go to a shop over Sanderstead way but its pretty depressing and really messy. It looks like no pride is taken with it, but this store is lovely inside, really tidy - the wool is arranged beautifully. Ahhh simple pleasures....

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 03-Jun-13 13:08:10

oooooh I might have to pay a visit, there's been nothing much worth looking at since Turtles closed and I don't normally walk up that far!

hairclipcloe Mon 03-Jun-13 12:38:34

I hope no-one minds me sharing, I'm so excited, on my way to the central library i thought i'd look down St Georges Walk as its been ages since I've been down there. Anyhow came to a shop called Rokka Sheek, noticed it was a haberdashery and wool shop so went in. I have just started to crochet so i was very very happy to see lots and lots of yarn, different weights, amazing colours, wool and cotton, Knit pro needles and hooks and good prices i think - £1.70 style craft special DK? the haberdashery is pretty good too. I came out a bit lighter cash-wise eeeeeek! I know i'm going to keep finding excuses to go into town now.

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