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!


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


Workshop Programme Begins

Saturday 10th September

Faversham Life

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

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.

Last Workshop Day for 2016

Saturday 19th November


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.


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

 It's Thursday night and that means one thing Knit night, not much room in the shop tonight. #theyarndispensary #faversham #knitnight  The new Mr & Mrs have run away for the day #happy  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
 One of the Knit Night rabble has finished #sparkofgrey by @mairlynd with #amitola as the contrast colour #theyarndispensary #faversham #knitnight  @hedgehogfibres in the house! 31 shades of Skinny Singles and all 30 shades of Sock Minis currently in stock #theyarndispensary #faversham #hedgehogfibres #indiedyers #lys  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
 "Quick, take the photo!" Super-duper new project and long notions pouches from @knitgizmo were being bought from display as we got them set up to shoot. We thought our giant olive wood buttons and @sweetgeorgia custom dyed birthday yarn looked good alongside them. #theyarndispensary #faversham #winteriscomingknitfaster  Happy Birthday @nikipirowicz #regram @nikipirowicz Happy first of October!! The best month ever!! It's my birthday month and Autumn is in full swing....what's not to love  I adore the beautiful autumnal window display @theyarndispensary and not only because my Zig Zag cowl is in it  #Autumn #october #octoberborn#display #LYS #crochetofinstagram#crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochet #theyarndispensary #yarndispensary #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
 Sunny inside and out; back to work @theyarndispensary tomorrow morning #honeymoonwillhavetowait  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


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