Introducing Frome Yarn Collective
I'm excited to introduce myself as the new owner of Frome Yarn Collective.
My family and I moved to Frome earlier this year so that I can fulfil a long-held dream of owning a yarn shop. Even as I type it I can hardly believe it's real!
Over the last few months Catriona, the outgoing owner of Marmalade Yarns, has been showing me the ropes and now the time has come for me to strike out on my own. Catriona has quickly become a dear friend and I know she will be on hand with (much needed) advice and support. Thank you for everything, Catriona! Thank you also to Maxine who ran the shop with Catriona for the best part of a decade and helped make it the successful business that I now inherit. I wish you both the very best with your future endeavours.
Why "Frome Yarn Collective"? Well, at first I was going to keep the name Marmalade Yarns. It's a lovely name! But as I started to feel more and more like the shop was "mine", it started to feel like the name just wasn't. So I put on my thinking cap. I had some "helpful" suggestions from friends (thanks, Geoff, for Yar-Nobody Till Somebody Loves Ewe). I wanted something that announced where the shop is and reflected the idea of a community, because being a part of a very special community is a huge part of what fibre crafts mean to me. Also I strongly believe in the power of collective effort and responsibility and so it felt like the name reflected something of me personally. So Frome Yarn Collective was born!
I hope to see you at the launch party on 15th September. We'll be open from 10am - 5pm and have some very special guests including Debbie Orr of Skein Queen with a pop-up shop of her beautiful hand-dyed yarns and well known knitwear designer and fair isle expert, Mary Henderson, who will be holding a free drop-in knitting surgery.
After that, the world is our woolly oyster and I can't wait to have you all come on this journey with me...
See you soon!