The Yarn Dispensary presents EMPORIUM

We are delighted to unwrap a seasonal showcase of exquisite gifts.
Our workshop room is once more the setting for the, much admired and requested, mini department store of Kent based designer-makers tempting you with their beautiful wares.
You wanted so much more than the three day treasure trove we offered last year and as if by magic …






Thursday 24th November
7pm – 9pm
Opening night and the start of our annual sample sale.



Saturday 26th November    9am – 8pm
In conjunction with the Faversham Christmas Lights switch on at 5pm and Faversham Markets night time food market, live music and rosy-cheeked merriment from 6pm.

Sunday 27th November  11am – 2pm
Saturday 3rd December  10am – 4pm
Sunday 4th December  11am – 2pm
Saturday 10th December  10am – 4pm
Sunday 11th December  11am – 2pm

Saturday 17th December  10am – 4pm
Sunday 18th December  11am – 2pm

The Yarn Dispensary will be open from 9am – 12 noon on Christmas Eve.
Friday 30th December  10am – 3pm
Saturday 31st December  10am – 3pm

The Aviary



‘Delicately drawn products for the Urban Nature Girl.’

The Aviary is the independent brand of freelance illustrator and designer-maker, Victoria Foster. It was set up in 2013 to enable her intricate images to be translated across a range of unique gift items and accessories.

The delicately drawn and sensitively made products predominantly reference plants, animals and the beauty of the natural world.

Rose Dickinson Ceramics



Rose’s work is already known, admired and collected with our exclusive in-store KnitWare range collaboration and extensive handmade button collection. The full selection of ceramics will be available to you at Emporium.

Antoinette Luckhurst Jewellery



Antoinette’s work was such a hit last year that she sold out of her entire collection in a weekend at Emporium. Luckily for us, she has been waving her alchemist’s wand for months to bring you an even larger selection of treasures.

Our collaboration with this exceptionally talented silversmith will be revealed as a limited edition piece of knitter’s jewellery at Emporium.

Di Buttenshaw’s Fine Felts

Fine felt, fibres and fabric combine in a rich, diverse collection of statement wall pieces and wearable art inspired by the coastal and marshland scenery of acclaimed textile artist Di’s north Kent home.

Erika Knight Saturday 3rd December


Erika Knight and Gillian Ely team up to head the Faversham Wool Tribe.

Come in and discuss all things knitterly as you choose yarn for your next project (we’re obsessed and it’s simply a coincidence our initials added together spell GEEK.)

Erika is our best yarny buddy and we know you all loved her company the last time she was with us, so come on in and show her what you’ve made from her designs.

Emporium, our workshop room transformation to the loveliest pop-up shop of goodies from local makers, continues Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 11am – 2pm.

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Pom Pom Quarterly – Issue 19 Winter 2016

Designs around the theme of reflection lead us into some meditative winter knitting to give or to keep. Eleven patterns, insightful articles, two cocktail recipes. Cheers!




Hedgehog Fibres

31 shades of Skinny Singles and all 30 shades of Sock Minis were added to stock; the Skinny Singles are selling so rapidly that a few shades are sold out already.

It’s been worth the wait as the colours are outstandingly good, the handle of the yarn is glorious and it’s great watching your inventive colour combining of Skinny Singles with shots of contrast in the form of a Sock Mini (or two. Or three. Or ………)

All we need now is a huge delivery of extra hours in the day and more knitting time please!

Happy Birthday to us

Thursday 1st September 2016

Can you believe we’ll be celebrating soon? What a year it has been and all thanks to the extraordinary support of you lovely lot.
We will be kicking off a month of jollity by being open for a bit during the day (1pm – 5pm) as well as our Knit Night from 7pm – 9pm.

Limited edition custom dyed Birthday yarn

To celebrate the best way we know…with yarn…we have worked with the magicians at SweetGeorgia Yarns to create a unique colourway of handpainted Superwash DK that echoes the hues of The Yarn Dispensary.
This custom shade launching in September will be exclusive to us and available in a limited quantity this year alongside semi solid shades to allow you to scheme and dream to your heart’s content.

The Yarn Dispensary Birthday Blend No.1
on a 234m per skein 100% superwash merino dk base; it echoes the colours of the shop from the rich blue pigeonholes, the bone white walls, the warm oak beams to the dusky grey of our frontage and the burnished gold of the pestle and mortar above the doorway.

One hundred skeins only
£24 a skein


The Yarn Dispensary on Instagram

 A whole selection of gifts for knitters in store including lovely wares from @baarameweknits and earrings by @helen_robertson_jewellery #theyarndispensary #faversham  Double trouble manning the shop floor and all knitterly Qs on Saturday 'the two who wouldn't be allowed to sit together in class' await your scheming and planning for next project. Come and show us what you've made from our designs - we love a bit of show and tell #regram @knightkraft I'll be at the fabulous @theyarndispensary in Faversham being a shop girl on Saturday! Come along and say hi if you're nearby! #knittersofinstagram#erikaknight #theyarndispensary #faversham #localyarnshop #shoplocal  Thank you @victorias_aviary #regram @victorias_aviary Phew! That's a wrap for today, gang. Thanks so much to each and everyone of you who popped by 'Emporium' at @theyarndispensary today and depleted the business card pile somewhat. Come see us again tomorrow between 11am - 2pm for your fix of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paper goods and, of course, glorious knitting supplies.  Simon Shaw Photography (just wait until Sam & Gillian at The Yarn Dispensary HQ show you all the nice pictures of the opening night!) . . . . . . #shopsmall #natureinspiredgifts #ceramics #textiles #jewellery #illustration #artprints #luxurygifts #yarn #knitting #knitters #crochet #faversham #theyarndispensary  Countdown to Emporium and sample sale 7pm kick-off 9pm kick-out Mulled wine Form an orderly queue #theyarndispensary #faversham #emporium  The first ten of our limited edition Finishing Touches sterling silver sewing up needles in collaboration with @antoinetteluckhurst will be released at Emporium tomorrow evening at 7pm #theyarndispensary #faversham #emporium #knittersgifts #jewellerydesigner #knittersofinstagram
 treasures from the previous @thegoldenskein parcel being put to good use, @thewoolkitchen @shinybees @knittinginfrance with a little tweed stitch and some 4 ply yak Made fingerless mitts from @thewoolkitchen delicious offering first #happyknitter #thegoldenskein #allabitmagicisntit #yarnlust #knittersofinstagram  Fenchurch has opted for larger scale nesting materials and fulling embracing the sheepy love  Best @toft_uk Pom Pom of the season so far, they won't be around for long. #theyarndispensary #faversham #shoplocal  @tlandtf we are looking forward to seeing what you knit! #regram @tlandtf A lovely present from our good friends at 'The Yarn Dispensary' in faversham Kent. Can't wait to get knitting for Christmas - @theyarndispensary #yarn #knitting #theyarndispensary #faversham #salonlife #knittersofinstagram  My, you're a talented bunch! Love seeing what you are making with our birthday yarn; this shawl is our favourite this week. Thank you Laura @yarnsofanarchy #regram Finally finished my @cheryllfaust #simply_shawl! I've used @sweetgeorgia dk and have repeated a few sections to make it a bit longer. Loving the colors with @theyarndispensary birthday colors! #TheYarnDispensary
 Would love to tell you this is an in-depth knitting discussion but it's all about the awesome @norsevintage cinnamon buns, salted caramel brownies and flapjacks we scoffed with our beverages #yum #theyarndispensary #faversham #gluttons #norsebaker  I suppose if you're going to make a yarn nest, fine quality that sets off your marmalade fur is the way to go. At least Farringdon looks guilty if not remorseful #knittersofinstagram #debbiebliss #botanylace #coopknits #socksyeah #fyberspates #toocutetobetoldoffandheknowsit  Sneaked a shot of a section of Emporium whilst our buddies are having cheese and biccies in the kitchen ahead of doors opening. WOW! #theyarndispensary #faversham #emporium #almosttime  Burnished treasures heading our way for Emporium tomorrow and for the next four weekends #regram @antoinetteluckhurst Copper brooches ready for your lovely knitwear#theyarndispensary #emporium #jewellery  Fantastic results at the last workshop of 2016. Working on the full programme for 2017 right now. #regram @nikipirowicz Had an absolute blast teaching crochet mandalas today @theyarndispensary and look at the stunning projects made ❤️ #crochet #crochetmandala #crochetaddict #crochetlove #LYS #crochetofinstagram #thebigmandalaswap @crochetnowmag #workshop #learn #teach #theyarndispensary
 Emporium this weekend #shop local #shophandmade #shopsmallbusiness #loveyourlys #theyarndispensary #faversham  Thank you @yarnsub it was really fantastic to meet you and your tribe and talk all things yarn related. #regram @yarnsub Just back from the most wonderful-amazing-fabulous knitting weekend away and one of the highlights was our trip to @theyarndispensary in Faversham. Yarn to-die-for and happy, smiley, super-friendly yarn shop owners. Thank you Gillian and Sam! #knittingweekend #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #luckiestknitter #loveyarnshops #theyarndispensary #faversham  Countdown to Emporium and sample sale 7pm kick-off 9pm kick-out Mulled wine Form an orderly queue #theyarndispensary #faversham #emporium  The first ten of our limited edition Finishing Touches sterling silver sewing up needles in collaboration with @antoinetteluckhurst will be released at Emporium tomorrow evening at 7pm #theyarndispensary #faversham #emporium #knittersgifts #jewellerydesigner #knittersofinstagram  Furry boot toppers and collar from @knightkraft looking fab by the log pile #theyarndispensary #faversham #knittersofinstagram #erikaknight #furwool #maxiwool #britishwool #wovember2016


The Yarn Dispensary
6 Market Place Faversham Kent ME13 7AG
01795 597 700