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What our Customers have to say

Visited this cozy shop earlier today. Wasn't really in the market for yarn, but desperately needed buttons for a baby cardi. The lady, Donna, was very helpful and we had a long chat discovering that we have several things (besides yarn) in common. Would highly recommend, whatever your skill. There are social events too, so you won't leave without making a new friend!

Caroline Wallbank - Google

Sewing Equipments
  • 10 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Newbury, Inch's Yard, Market St, Newbury RG14 5DP, UK
    Come along to learn the skills of crochet. Holding and working the hook, creating stitches, making squares, working in the round, following a pattern - all will become clear
  • 25 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Newbury, Inch's Yard, Market St, Newbury RG14 5DP, UK
    Join us for a creative and fun crochet workshop where you'll learn to create a Hexi-Gan cardigan made from beautiful granny hexagons. This three-session workshop will take you through the process of making the hexagons, joining them together, and adding a border to complete your stunning cardigan.


Our Mission

Brown Paper Loves sells a wide range of yarns and accessories from suppliers including Cygnet, Rico, Stylecraft and other smaller brands as well as hand dyed yarns including our exclusive '80s Album Cover' range from Noodle Soup and lots of colourways from our local dyer, The Skein Queen - who also pops up in store with a comprehensive range of her yarns.

As well as browsing our product ranges, customers are able to try new crafts through workshops, one-to-ones and maker demonstrations. Brown Paper Loves is a safe space where all are welcomed and encouraged to join in any activity,  or just sit and chat.  We have a number of knit and crochet groups throughout the week; including a popular  group for young people age 9-16 on Saturday mornings.  


Our Vision

So many of us are trying to reduce our impact on the environment, and a popular step many are taking is to develop sustainable skills, e.g. growing, cooking and making our own. As a keen crafter; I want to ensure customers can continue their hobbies and be able to buy products that align with their eco-conscious values. Becoming increasingly aware of our impact on our environment and the long term implications of our actions, we look for products that share our values and my vision for Brown Paper Loves is to provide materials that have been sourced with their impact on the environment in mind. To achieve this, I endeavour to:

*Carefully source quality materials from UK based manufacturers. 

*Mindfully purchase materials from brands that share my values.

*Consciously striving to reduce single-use plastics and plastic packaging where possible.

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