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
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.
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.