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Debbie Bliss Day
Saturday 24th September

Debbie will be joining us to present her latest collection. She will talk about the inspiration behind her collections, how she designs, sizing of garments and will have oodles of woolly wares for you to try on.

Come and have a Blissful day.
11am – 3pm

Debbie Bliss is an award winning knitwear designer with over thirty years experience. She has her own brand of highly successful hand-knitting yarns and has published over 50 books of designs which are sold internationally. Known for her fashion lead designs and her childrenswear, Debbie lives in east London with her husband Barry,
a filmmaker and photographer, Monty the beagle and Smiffy the Jack Russell. She works from her studio with her daughter Nell, a fellow designer and inspiration for the C+B label, and in 2015 was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her services to handknitting and the craft industry.

Debbie’s favourite things are beautiful yarns, family and friends, Walthamstow, pie & mash and dogs.


Events and special dates September – December 2016


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

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Titus Trunk Show

1st – 30th September

As we say goodbye to the PPQ Trunk Show, we welcome the Titus Mini Knits Trunk Show from our friends at Baa Ram Ewe for the month of September. Fully stocked with every shade of Titus 4 ply right now and a fresh stack of the brilliant book as our first delivery sold out in two days; lots of one skein projects.

Titus, and its superb 18 shade palette is a very lovely addition to the shop, showcasing the best of British yarn, dyeing and spinning supported by great patterns.
Sold in skeins of 320m per skein at £14.99.
50% Wensleydale wool
20% Bluefaced Leicester wool
30% British alpaca

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Workshop Programme Begins

Saturday 10th September

Faversham Life

Friday 16th September
Launch of online magazine Faversham Life with a feature on The Yarn Dispensary.
www.favershamlife.org

British Knitting Awards

Friday 30th September
Publication of Let’s Knit Festive Edition with the results of the British Knitting Awards.

Yarn Tasting

Saturday 1st October
9am – 5pm
Come and sample a selection of Autumn/ Winter yarns.

Shop closed for a private event

Please note Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October the shop will be closed for a private event.

Last Workshop Day for 2016

Saturday 19th November

Emporium

Thursday 24th November
7pm – 9pm
Sample sale and opening night of Emporium, our pop-up department store with a glittering array of treasures from our designer-maker friends.

Emporium

Saturday 26th November
Open 9am – 8pm in conjunction with the Christmas Lights switch on and Faversham Markets Winter Night Market. Twinkly lights, great food and live music.

Emporium runs Saturdays 10am – 4pm and Sundays 11am – 2pm until, and including, Sunday 19th December.

Last Trading Day of the Year

Friday 23rd December
10am – 5pm


The Yarn Dispensary on Instagram

 Enthralling knitters with a superb talk about the design process is the delightful @debbieblissknits who'll be with us until 3pm #theyarndispensary #faversham #debbieblissday #knittersofinstagram  Best behaved award goes to Angus and Flynn. Happiness is a snoozy whippet! #theyarndispensary #faversham #knitnight #whippetsofinstagram  Beautiful night for Knit Night with our beloved rabble. #theyarndispensary #faversham #delightfulcompany  On birthday eve we thought we'd show you our beautiful, limited edition, celebration yarn. The Yarn Dispensary Birthday Blend No. 1 Hand painted exclusively for us by the superstars at @sweetgeorgia 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. #theyarndispensary #birthdayblend #handpaintedyarn #sweetgeorgiayarns #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersoftheworld #exclusive #exciting #faversham  The Knit Night rabble are on top form this evening.....a truly wonderful bunch of human beings, and, of course Angus the whippet #theyarndispensary #faversham #knitnight #knittersofinstagram
 If you want to get ahead, get a hat so the saying goes (not quite sure why, feel free to enlighten us.) An orderly queue of @debbieblissknits waiting for their creator...Debbie's here from 11am launching her AW Collection, talking about the design process, signing books and being an all round good egg #theyarndispensary #faversham #knittersofinstagram #debbieblissday  The two-legged contingent at this side of the shop are behaving nicely too tonight #knittersofinstagram #theyarndispensary #faversham #knitnight #knitnightrabble  Sunny Saturday for The Hop Festival; two days of jigging about to live music, eating great food and the occasional beverage for those so inclined. If your yearnings are more yarny, we have our pattern for the Hop Bine Scarf to go with our limited edition birthday skeins. #theyarndispensary #favershamhopfestival #hoptoit  Look at us swinging open the doors on The Last Chance Saloon and throwing in a begging letter..... If you haven't yet voted for us, we'd be thrilled if you could. If you have, thank you! We are delighted to have been nominated in our first year of trading and are in the company of other businesses we admire greatly. Voting closes 28th August (tomorrow). #theyarndispensary #knittersofinstagram #faversham #letsknit #britishknittingawards #crochet #knitting #thankyou  Very exciting delivery today. Our first birthday is rapidly approaching #theyarndispensary #faversham #birthdayblend #handpaintedyarn #sweetgeorgiayarns
 Debbie Bliss Day Saturday 24th September @debbieblissknits will be joining us to present her latest collection. She will talk about the inspiration behind her collections, how she designs, sizing of garments and will have oodles of woolly wares for you to try on. Come and have a Blissful day @theyarndispensary 11am – 3pm #theyarndispensary #faversham #debbiebliss #knittersofinstagram #lys  The boys are back in town! Angus is in the building and he has a new housemate, Flynn. #theyarndispensary #faversham #knittersofinstagram #whippetsoftheworldunite #knitnightrabble  What can we say? Moved to tears by your support of our business and touched by how strongly you feel that we are YOUR yarn shop....that's the team effort. Brilliant, brilliant night. Extraordinary year. What's not to love about customers who cheer you on, bring cake and use it to play scrabble? We've tidied up, made it home to sit down, tired, happy and will see you in the morning . Night night X #theyarndispensary #faversham #weebitsleepynow #didwementionyouarefab  One of our Knit Night rabble is making a grand job of Nicolina Lindsten's Asklov hat from the current @pompommag #theyarndispensary #faversham
 Brightening the first grey, wet day we've had for weeks is this collection from @baarameweknits Titus Mini Knits trunk show and single sheet patterns #titanicmill #ribblehead #darkpearl #carpino All 18 shades of #titus4ply in stock #theyarndispensary #faversham #indiebusinesscollaboration #lys  Thank you @nikipirowicz amazing as always! #regram @nikipirowicz I'm completely blown away today!! This is the work of brand NEW knitters who attended my 'learn to knit class' @theyarndispensary today!! These results are just after 3 hours!!!! MIND BLOWN......boooooom  #knit #learntoknit#knittersofinstagram #love #LYS #knitaddict #knitstagram #knitlove #theyarndispensary #faversham  We only ever do five goodie bags for bigger events and they are worth having. Here's a peek at tonight's 1st birthday offerings for what's shaping up to be one hell of a Knit Night...we have cheese, a tipple or three and an awful lot to celebrate. You lot made this happen, so a big THANK YOU from us x #theyarndispensary #faversham #happybirthday  Twenty seven shimmering shades of @fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply #theyarndispensary #faversham #alliterationafternoon

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The Yarn Dispensary
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