The Shop

A friendly Local Yarn Store, in the heart of a bustling medieval market town, where you can be sure of a warm welcome.

We specialise in natural fibres and are proud supporters of local producers.  Find hand-dyed yarns, patterns, books, project bags, a wealth of books, accessories for your crafting projects and kits for those special gifts!

Try one of our workshops, pop along for our Knit and Stitch night (all fibre crafts welcomed!), or attend one of our fabulous events.


Opening times

Please note that on Saturday 31st August we will be closing at 1pm as the town’s famous Hop Festival is being celebrated that weekend.

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 12pm – 4pm;  7pm – 9pm (knit, stitch, late night shopping)
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
1st Sunday of the month 10am – 4pm.

From September 16th we will be extending our opening hours to 7pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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


Yarn Tasting

Pop in store to have a go at working with some of our more unusual and unique yarn bases.  It’s often daunting when working with a new fibre blend: how do you know you’ll like it?  What will it feel like?  How will it behave? So this way you get to “try before you buy”.

On the cake stand this month:

Wild Wool by Erika Knight – a soft aran weight yarn with nettle fibre.

Standard Sock by Truly Hooked – a hand-dyed 4ply yarn with merino and nylon.

Cumulus by Fyberspates – a sumptuous hazy blend of baby suri alpaca and silk

Organic Merino by The Project Bag for The Yarn Dispensary – a dk weight yarn that we are considering for our exclusive base.

You’ll find a range of needles and hooks ready for you to come in and have a play, as well as a sock that we’ve started using the “magic loop” method.



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