Who Are We?
Heavenly Yarns was opened in December 2009 by friends Sue Potter and Jane Stavert, with the intention of offering a relaxed and helpful space in which people could share ideas and skills and enjoy being creative with beautiful and affordable yarns.
Already people are commenting on how friendly the shop is, which is really great, because it’s just the atmosphere we wanted to create. Everyone is welcome whether you buy one ball of bright acrylic, a skein of hand dyed merino or ten balls of fairly traded alpaca.
And, don’t be alarmed when we offer you a cup of tea.
There’s a whole ritual to choosing patterns and yarns so you need to take your time.
‘Just browsing’, is actively encouraged as is bringing in your knitting problems. We can’t guarantee to solve them all but we can try!
What people say about us..
‘Lots of lovely yarns at sensible prices!’ Very friendly staff and lovely tea
and biscuits’, – Sophie.
‘This is the best knitting shop in the area. As a beginner knitter I have been very impressed with not only the range of yarn but all the advice so willingly given when asked. A lovely place to spend time in.’ – Laura
‘A fabulous cornucopia of colour and texture – a delight to the senses and a big encouragement to the knitter.’ – Caroline.
We are very keen to support local yarn crafters and stock gorgeous hand dyed wool from The Old Piggery and Five Moons Yarns, unique hand spun and dyed British wool from Little Owl Crafts, Alpaca from Batts Farm and British rare breeds; as well as Excelana and Knit by Numbers merino from John Arbon.
It’s also a way, we hope, of cutting back on carbon footprints.
We are always interested to hear from other Devon spinners and dyers.
Sit and Stitch Groups
Novice and experienced knitters alike are welcome to join our friendly sit and stitch groups on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 or 6.30 to 8.30. There’s no charge and you don’t need to book but a contribution to the tea and coffee fund is appreciated.
We currently stock
Adriafil, Stylecraft, Katia, James C. Brett, King Cole, Opal, John Arbon (Fibre Harvest), Lang Yarns, The Old Piggery, Five Moons, Little Owl Crafts, Rare Breeds and Wendy.