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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 runs 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. She’s been knitting since she was a child and took up crochet more recently. Esther is a bit of a geek about learning new techniques such as magic loop and steeking.