COVID19 Reopening

PLEASE NOTE: Although we were working towards opening on Wednesday 17th June, we felt that we were not ready and have pushed back the reopening to Tuesday 23rd June. We have always said that we will not reopen until we are completely satisfied that it is safe to do so and will close the doors to the public if customers do not adhere to social distancing measures. We are aware that this may be disappointing to many but we are not willing to risk our or our customers healths. Abuse of our staff will not be tolerated.

The UK Government has advised that non essential businesses can reopen as of 15th June 2020 under Government stipulated guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID19. We have said that we will only open when it is safe to do so, we expect and are working towards being open to the public again from Wednesday 17th June 2020, however there will be strict measures in place and we encourage our customers to shop online where they can.

We will be putting these measures into place not only to adhere to Government guidlines but to protect ourselves and you.

We will be open Tuesday- Friday 11am-5pm starting with Wednesday 17th June 2020.

Do not enter the shop if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID19.

Only 1 shopper in the shop at any time. Please take a number from the ticket machine and wait for your number to appear on the display. Please do not meet friends at the shop, you will be asked to leave or wait your turn. In cases where a customer may need assistance, please contact us first.

Maintain 2m social distancing.

No touching products, we will be offering a one on one shopping experience where we will handle products for you. This is because we cannot wipe down products to stop the spread of COVID19.

Face Masks/coverings must be worn by customers.

No cash transactions. We are only accepting card and contactless payments. We can also send your receipt to your email or phone.

Wash your hands/use alcohol gel. We have hand washing facilities available.

Staff areas must be respected.

Keep browsing to a minimum, we know this is hard but we have to try and stop the spread of COVID19.

Please use alcohol gel/wash hands before and after handling pattern books. Even better if you can look patterns up online and attend the shop with the pattern numbers. We stock Simplicity, Burda, New Look, Tilly and the Buttons, Grainline Studio, Cashmerette,

We would prefer you to have an idea of what you are looking for before you enter the shop. We will of course give advice where we can but need to keep contact down to a minimum.

Wellbeing Wednesday and Knit and Natter sessions will now be exclusively ran on Zoom as we will not have the time to sit and chat. However we are running bi weekly sewing chats and weekly stitch and bitch Facebook lives sessions.

Sale items, remnants and loose indie patterns will not be available for viewing.

We reserve the right to refuse service and close without prior notice. If rules are consistently not adhered to we will close again to the public.

We will be introducing a Click and Collect service with a specific time slot in the future.

We will continue to offer local delivery on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Machine servicing will be back in the future once we have complete a risk assessment for the service.

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