Meet The Team

Spin A Yarn is renowned for being a friendly environment where Trish’s team of experienced staff provide advice on a huge variety of subjects – from knitting and crochet techniques, to weaving, colour choices, spinning, felting, and much much more! We all love to chat yarn so don’t hesitate to ask if you have a question.

Trish – Owner of Spin A Yarn

Trish bought the business on Joyce’s retirement in 2018. She is excited to take this thriving business into a new era.

We are a friendly local yarn shop where you can pop in, have a chat and get help with your projects while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with your friends.


Ali - Staff at Spin A Yarn

Ali – Staff at Spin A Yarn

Ali is Joyce’s longest standing member of staff. She says “being a part of Joyce’s dream, and watching it expand and grow has been very inspiring“. Totally addicted to playing with mixing colours and textures, Ali weaves shawls from some the lovely yarns stocked at Spin A Yarn and has always been involved in textiles, felting and loves learning new techniques.


Lizzie - Shop Manager at Spin A Yarn

Lizzie – Shop Manager at Spin A Yarn

Lizzie is the new shop manager at Spin A Yarn, so do say hello when you pop in! She makes everyone feel at home on the workshops and also teaches Beginner’s Knits. She loves knitting for friends and family, and patterns which challenge her and teach her new skills are a favourite.


Patsy - Staff at Spin A Yarn

Patsy – Staff at Spin A Yarn

A talented artist (print-maker extraordinaire!) in her own right, Patsy works part time at Spin A Yarn. With her artist’s eye, she’s our go-to person for questions of colour combining, and is also a dab hand at altering patterns to fit exactly as she wants them to – no pattern goes unadapted!


Jane - Staff at Spin A Yarn

Jane – Staff at Spin A Yarn

Another skilled artist (life-drawing and beautiful portraits), Jane is an expert knitter with an eye for detail and new techniques. She also hunts out the most gorgeous yarns and makes us all green-eyed with her stunning delicate lace shawls and glamorous cardis.


Gill - Staff at Spin A Yarn

Gill – Staff at Spin A Yarn

When she’s not being a busy mum and walking her adorable dog, Gill works part time at Spin A Yarn. She loves making cosy garments and stylish accessories, and is now learning to knit beautiful lace patterns and use fine yarns. She’s modelling a wrap from Di’s Hairpin Crochet workshop in this photo.



Di - Staff and Teacher at Spin a Yarn

Di – Staff and Teacher at Spin a Yarn

Not only does Di work part time at Spin A Yarn, she also teaches many of our crochet courses, including the beautiful and unusual crochet styles Tunisian and Hairpin. One of Joyce’s longest standing members of staff, Di can draw on many years experience in the industry to help you out.


Terri – Staff at Spin A Yarn

Terri is a potter by trade and works part time here at Spin A Yarn in addition. If you’ve been to the Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey you may have seen her gorgeous ceramic work! She has always spun and knitted in her spare time and now that she has her own flock of Jacob sheep is very keen to promote the fantastic qualities of our native breeds. You can enquire to buy her fleeces here.


Esther – Staff at Spin A Yarn

I run the website, social media and marketing for the shop, so if you have any queries about using our website just get in touch by phone or email. I’ve been knitting since I was a child and took up crochet more recently, but love to switch between the two or even combine them. I’m a bit of a geek about learning new techniques such as magic loop and steeking and love to knit for my children and buy yarn for myself 😉