News

  • Lockdown part 3

    As we fast approach a New Year we once again find our bricks and mortar shops closed 😢 We are however very much open online. You can place your order and collect at either store or request local delivery. Unfortunately not all our products are on the website but you can send us and email or Facebook message if there is something you cannot find. This 3rd lockdown is very hard hitting for our little business so any purchases you can make from us are vital and much appreciated.   Much love to you all  Jean, Claire and Kate

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  • Are you Christmas ready??

    Christmas is fast approaching and I don't know about you but I'm not quite ready!! Currently both shops are open working on our normal hours. You can of course order anything you need here too but postage is taking longer than expected. I would estimate the last day to guarantee your parcel will arrive before Christmas is 17th December. We have had several enquiries about gift vouchers. We sell gift vouchers in store but these are not digital so unfortunately cant be used in our online shop. We will be closed on all platforms from Wednesday 23rd December until Tuesday...

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  • Reopening Bricks and Mortar

    We hope you are all staying safe a keeping creative. We are reopening the bricks and mortar stores on Monday 15th June 2020. We will be on limited hours with strict social distancing measures in place. The online shop will of course still be open and orders posted daily.  We are very excited to reopen and start seeing you again 😊

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  • Our online store is open!

    We are very much open online for your orders. We post out every working day. We also put a daily’s post on our Facebook page so if you don’t already follow us please do.   Stay safe everyone 

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  • Happy knitting or crochet!

    Hey there What project do you have on the go at the moment?? Is your next project already planned out like mine is despite the nine I currently have on the needles and hook!!! Just wanted to update the blog post as I know its been a very long time. We are always trying to keep up with the website but with the two shops it is an ongoing challenge and almost a full time job in itself. I don't like it to interrupt my knitting time too much.   Anyway have a browse around and let us know if...

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  • The warmer weather has arrived!!

    Now that the warmer weather has arrived the knitting has slowed as we are enjoying being out and about and doing the gardening. We have put a few special clearance lines on the website for you. These are in limited supply and are moving very fast so if you have your eye on something snap it up quick!! We are also in the process of making up the next list of lessons to include some workshops for making bags and Christmas gifts. These workshops will be limited spaces to ensure everyone achieves their project so be sure to book early...

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  • We have nearly been established for 15 years!!

    It's amazing at the end of this month we will have been established for 15 years. Time has flown by since walking into Ann Louise to buy three balls of wool and coming away having brought ourselves a shop!! After an initial steep learning curve we now have a vast knowledge of all things woolly and fibrous and an even bigger love for them. We stock huge ranges of yarns, fabrics, patterns, haberdashery and buttons and are still slowly adding to the website. The shops are well worth a visit if you are in the area. Ann Louise in Portsmouth...

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  • Happy new year!!

    We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to a happy and creative new year. We have our January sale in store from Saturday 10th January to Saturday 17th January. There will be lots of reductions and special offers available so please try and visit us. I have also realised that the website has been a little neglected the past few months so I am going to try and give it a good tidy and update over the next weeks so please bear with me and hopefully it will be amazing by the end of January!!...

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  • Happy Black Friday!!

    Hello Happy Black Friday everyone! We have two yarns on offer for Black Friday we only have a little bit of stock remaining in both these yarns so buy it now or it will be gone gone gone!! There is Softspun Chunky which is a great bargain at just £1.95 a ball. Standard chunky tension and although only 50gram balls it goes a very long way. Then we have one of our favourites in Smiley Stripes for just £2 a ball. This beautiful bamboo and wool blend knits into stunning vibrant stripes, not one to miss!! So happy shopping on...

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  • Sirdar and Sublime Showcase

                          ann louise and thistle wool shops are proud to be hosting a Sirdar and Sublime Showcase with special assistants Russell and Emma from the Sirdar management team On Saturday 26th July 9am–4.30pm At Thistle 53 London Road Cowplain PO88UJ This is a unique opportunity to view and purchase the new autumn and winter range of yarns and patterns. We will have an extensive display of garments on show to inspire you. There will be 10% off all yarns on the day and the first 50 customers to spend over...

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