Stitched Together: Wool for Ewe
We caught up with the team from Wool for Ewe, to find out more about what goes into running a local yarn shop!
What's your shop called? Is there a story behind the name?
Wool for Ewe - the name says it all!
Where is your shop and what is the neighbourhood like?
Wool for Ewe is in the area or Rosemount in Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland. Rosemount is a beautiful place with two parks and an abundance of independent, family owned businesses. The shop owners and community have a group (Rosemount Rocks) that is used to promote the area through events and supporting local causes.
Who works at your shop?
Kathy founded Wool for Ewe in 2007 and was joined by her daughter in 2009 and they have worked together since. Nicole joined us in 2015 and our wee woolly family is complete.
What makes your shop special?
We are family owned business and we are passionate about our product. Wool for Ewe is a yarn shop and we have made the decision to specialise in knitting and crochet needs as well as venturing into trending yarn crafts. This has allowed us to offer the range that we do. The tagline we use is 'Yarns for every budget, patterns for every style' and we feel this is something we do offer.
What are your most popular yarns?
There is definitely a move towards using higher wool content yarn and the likes of the new West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab has been very popular. Our base high wool content yarn is the Jarol heritage DK. People that knit with it have used it multiple times - what better recommendation is there than that? The Ricorumi crochet range from Rico has been very popular with us, partly because the designs are just so cute.
Do you have a knitting group? When do they meet?
Faye now has a small family so the Baaaa..d Girls knitting group has been put on hold for a while. Fortunately our members were very understanding when she chose her wee boy over them. But now we're in the terrible twos we're not sure that such a wise choice.
What's your favourite piece of knitting advice?
Always count twice 135 minus 2 is often not 133 - There are no mistakes, just design features.