Workshop list for 2017

For details of evening and Saturday workshop classes 2017 for both knitting and crochet click here. Tickets for classes from January until July go on sale 10am Tuesday 17 January.


Pom Pom Quarterly – Issue 20 Spring 2017

Nine beautiful patterns to lead us in to Spring with the hope of brighter days and lighter weight yarns. As we expect from PPQ, in addition to interesting design, there’s insightful comment from Anna Maltz’s column and the galvanising affirmation that knitters are far from woolly-minded. A good read, a lovely pattern resource and the appealing production that we have come to know and love.


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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

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The Yarn Dispensary on Instagram

 The Spring @pompommag trunk show is with us until Saturday 4th March before it travels north for @edinyarnfest Now to decide what to knit first..... #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #pompomquarterly #trunkshow #edinburghyarnfestival #knittersofinstagram  With some amendments to type up to lesson notes for tomorrow's fully booked evening class and no help at all from Fenchurch, it's goodnight from us and goodnight from him #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #eveningclasses #aaaaaaandrelax  Restocked our ceramic buttons #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #beautifulembellishment #ceramics #handmade #knittersofinstagram  Set up in the workshop room for tonight's evening class Making Peace with Making Up. Knit Night on as usual in main shop. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #workshops #eveningclasses #knittersofinstagram #knitnight  Back in stock today #regram @darkhorsestar A fresh batch of leather scissors cases exclusively for @theyarndispensary #leather #sewing#knitting #needlework #accessories#metallic #teal #stars #print #brass #rivets #theyarndispensary #faversham #knittersofinstagram
 First train of the day from Kent to London then onwards to Birmingham for #Stitches trade show to hunt down new things #theyarndispensary #faversham #powertotheneedles #dayoff #notallwork #bonusknittingtime  Grey skies be gone! We are dreaming of Spring and lighter knits with the new edition of @pompommag The expected beautiful production and informed, insightful writing by @sweaterspotter as to why there's power in the needles and knitters are far from woolly-minded #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #pompomquarterly #annamaltz #greatdesign #writingwithmeaning #planningahead #powertotheneedles  When we get the odd quiet moment we get on with some yarn caking for those can't wait to cast on purchases. Pleasing turrets of @knightkraft Vintage Wool was on today's hit list to restock the pigeonhole emptied at Knit Night #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #erikaknight #vintagewool #britishwool #knittersofinstagram  It's been @fyberspates showcase day here as far as customers are concerned - lots of finished objects coming in to let us see what skeins of yarn became. This one from Adam is work in progress with @fyberspates Vivacious DK in Tweed Imps and Slate for some @nancymarchantbrioche glory; Adam started knitting a year ago. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #fyberspates #vivaciousdk #tweedimps #slate #nancymarchantbrioche  Workshop list for 2017 is up! Tickets for classes from January until July go on sale 10am Tuesday 17 January. Go to workshop page on website for full details of what's available, who's doing what, how to book and all that malarkey Link to website in bio - go to workshop page for info #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #workshopclasses2017 #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #learningandmaking
 It's official! Our customers (and our choice of biscuits for workshops and Knit Night) are the best. Ever. Customer's husband gave me these this morning - love them! #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #ourcustomersarefab #poweredbytunnocks  Treasure trove of vintage patterns - a much loved collection of a lifelong knitter - handed to me by a local market trader who found them whilst clearing her mother' house. Such generosity and kindness from her at a time of personal sorrow; poignant reminder that, even with the grim daily headlines, there truly are more lovely folk in the world than the other sort.....it's just not the decent ones making the news. #theyarndispensary #faversham #countingourblessings  All set for Learn to Crochet with @nikipirowicz Refreshments tray ready and we are waiting for the inevitable happy noise from the workshop room (usually followed by the total silence of bouts of intense concentration!) #theyarndispensary #faversham #workshops #lys #learntocrochet #crochetersofinstagram #learningandmaking #moochka #brittanyhooks  Such well-behaved stitches! @fyberspates delivers happy knitters #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #fyberspates #vivaciousdk #tweedimps  And they still turned up for Knit Night - hardy and dedicated are our wonderful rabble! #theyarndispensary #faversham #knitnight #lys #hardcorerabble #welovethem
 A barrow full of Spring faces to greet you at our door. All plants, as always, from the super Richard's Plant Stall @favershammarkets #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #favershammarket #shoplocal #springiscoming  Full house today for the always wonderful @eastlondonknit teaching Brioche Basics Second stage Brioche Beyond is on Saturday 25th February so we get to enjoy Renee's company again soon #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #workshops #eastlondonknit #brioche #knittersofinstagram  The glow of positive action. Pink yarn overload. Proud supplier of pussyhat project yarn. #womensmarchlondon #pussyhatproject #womensmarch #knittersofinstagram #knittersoftheworld #knitlove  Busy, busy day in the shop and with the always lovely addition of customers coming back to do show and tell. As huge fans of all things @fyberspates it was especially good to see this Vivacious DK poncho stop by to show off its impeccable stitch definition #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #fyberspates #vivaciousdk #tweedimps

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