The story of the shop started in Ireland where I lived for just over a year. I picked up knitting again as a hobby during the rainy autumn months and found myself with both a productive and enjoyable way to spend my time as well as an instant community. While I had known how to knit since childhood it wasn't until I picked up the needles this time around that I really got it. My love (or perhaps obsession) for wool quickly grew and when I moved again in mid 2013, this time to the UK, I knew that I had to do something with this love.
So, in November 2014 A Yarn Story opened and in May 2015 after just 6 short months we moved into the heart of Bath's Artisan Quarter onto Walcot Street. The shelves here are full of yarns and colors that I love and I hope you will too. Each item has a reason or story behind why it was chosen and I'll be sharing these on the blog as I go. We offer classes in knitting, crochet and spinning; a schedule of these is available here.
The shop is open:
Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 11 - 4pm
We also host a knitting and crochet group every Tuesday in the shop from 10am - 12pm. Please feel free to pop in and join us!
Additionally there is a Bath Knit Night every Wednesday evening from about 5 - 8pm at the All Bar One on High Street. You can find more information on the group's official Facebook page.
Bath also has a fantastic branch of the Knitting & Crochet Guild organized by the Fashion Museum. Meetings are the second Saturday of the month at the museum; for more information please visit their website.