Off The Shelf...
West Yorkshire Spinners
Wednesday 21st June 2017
Just thought I'd post a little bit about my favourite yarn company, West Yorkshire Spinners.
When I opened my wool shop back in 2012, I found this company and began to stock their products. Back then there was only a handful of yarns to choose from, but I loved their Bluefaced Leicester Roving and the Aire Valley Fusions Aran and always kept some on the shelf. Since then, WYS has gone from strength to strength and now produce a much wider range of yarns (I'm sure we are all aware of and have probably knitted with their fantastic Signature 4 ply). Everything is produced in their own factory in Yorkshire, with fibre sourced mainly from the UK - a huge plus for me as I love to buy British where I can. Another plus for me is that everyone I deal with from Julie the Rep, or anyone else in the factory or office is so helpful, chatty and appreciative of their customers, even when the order is only a couple of patterns - good customer service is a must for me, and at WYS is it great..
Recently, I have bought in three new yarns from WYS - Exquisite Lace (it really is!), Wensleydale Gems (a range of the brightest, beautifullest 100% Wensleydale yarn) and Bo Peep Luxury Baby Yarn, and I have to say I cannot find anything but great things to say about each yarn. Pattern support is fabulous, with patterns for garments as well as smaller accessories all available. I am eyeing up the Gems in Amber colour for a Jasmine shawl, once I've finished my latest pair of Signature socks!
If you are interested in any of these products, they are available at Exquisite, Gems, and Bo Peep. I also have the patterns for each yarn in stock too....!
I am such a fan of these yarns, if I ever had another bricks and mortar yarn shop then I would fill it with one of everything West Yorkshire Spinners makes - then everyone could have a try and see if they like it as much as I do.
I'm off now to finish my socks so I can get started on the shawl...never mind all the other unfinished projects I have, or all the spinning I need to do, I need to knit with Amber!!
Happy knitting everyone