emma maye
Welcome to Colin and Carole's Creations website, the online mooring of The Wool boat "Emma Maye" , based in Burscough on The Leeds and Liverpool canal. The unique floating shop for exclusive and commissioned hand knitted garments, photo art, wool, yarns and knitting supplies. 

Last up date 20th February 2017, This weeks opening place and times, and 4th garment completed this year by Carole. Pictures from 6th Anniversary Knit and natter meal, and a major overall of "Colour by Carole"

Carole has a new project, a Temperature blanket for 2017. 

How much does it cost to own and use a narrow boat on the English and Welsh canals? see Capt Cols blog fro 31.12.16. 

Read Capt col's blog  up dated 15.1.17. Whitby day 4

PLEASE RING 07931 356204 to find out where we are, and when we are open. 

        Big skys over burscough Cw 1500               Bright gloves and hat    

    Boatmans Gansey        Photo Art         Exclusive Hand  Kniited Garments     Wool          Click on one of the images to take you to the page you are interested in.      Please note that because we are on the canal, and thus can't always be confident of a mobile phone connection we can't take card payments....cash or cheques are great

          STOP PRESS if you where the lady from Formby who bought some J C Bretts Chunky with Merino from us on Saturday the 18th of Feb could you please get in touch before you start knitting it up, Thanks Capt Col

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      This weeks planned opening places and times for The Wool Boat

                        hopefully, if it's not too windy we'll be back

             outside The Farmers Arms on New Lane near Burscough L40 8JA on 

                                           Thursday the 23rd Of Feb open 1-4

                                           Friday the 24th Feb open 1-4

                                           Sunday the 26th Feb open 1-4

                    (if you need to call earlier than 1 give us a bell to make sure we're in!)

Emma Maye outside the Farmers

2 Larrys by Heather Norris


Wool Boat customers creation no 13, Two Larry's by Heather Norris.

One of the Wool Boats customer's creations. A pair of Larry's that where knitted by Heather Norris. She had bought some of the J C Bretts "Faux Fur" when we where moored in Adlington near Chorley.

She then kindly sent us this picture of the cheeky pair.

Modern Boatmans Gansey garment 287 

Carole's 4th Garment of 2017.

A modern boatman's gansey hand knitted by Carole Wareing of Colin and Carole's Creations and The Wool Boat.

This gansey Carole knitted to her own pattern. It is called a modern boatman's gansey as while it is based on the basic principles of a gansey it is knitted on two needles and then the pieces are sewn together. Traditionally Ganseys where knitted in the round on a set of 5 needles.

This Gansey was knitted for a customer in Wrightington

This garment has been created from a wool and acrylic yarn from the West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley range of double knitting weight yarn.

This is the 4th garment Carole has finished in 2017, and if you would like a similar one knitting to your sizes please feel free to get in touch.

Garment 287


Carole has started a new project, a Temperature blanket  for 2017.

Starting to knit the temp blanket 


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Carole now has a Esty shop here

                                      and we've called it "Colour by Carole"

                         as at times we feel there isn't quite enough colour in the world.             

Don't worry if you do decide to purchase any of our lovely yarns it won't add to your stash….it's only a souvenir of a visit to the worlds only floating yarn and wool shop:-)

     Carole launched 2 new patterns at the 5th Burscough Fibre Festival and we'll get them into our shop later, the LL gansey is now there and at last so is the Chevron Baby blanket pattern.

  Carole launches two new patterns


Carole of Colin and Carole's Creations launched two new patterns at this year Burscough Fibre Festival on Sunday.

The first one is a new gansey pattern Carole has designed to celebrate the Leeds and Liverpool canal being 200 years old this year and is the "Leeds and Liverpool gansey".

This pattern is available in 3 adult sizes.

The second pattern is for a "Chevron baby blanket".

This pattern is used to knit a blanket approximately 18" x 24" and the suggested yarn is James C Bretts "Magi Knit" and the shades these examples are created from are available from us at £3.20 per 100 gram.

On the 17th of September 2016 a chap, Bryan Lomax asked if he could make a short

   video about Carole and us, and the results is a U tube video "The Knitter"


The Kniiter a short video featuring Carole


We have recently updated our Wool and Yarns Page to include "Teds Mates Rates

       Remember if you bring your teddy to meet our Brindley Bear

              you'll get Brindley's mate's rate's on your yarn bill.


   Have you thought about a  personal appointment?

           On a few occasions  we have arranged a "Personal Appointment".

We arrange a day and time for you to visit "Emma Maye" the worlds only floating yarn shop, and so you can have a relaxing hour picking out patterns and yarn's with assistance from Carole the knitter, and we'll even give you a brew.

Please feel free to ring us on 07931 356204, e-mail us, message us, what ever and we'll look forwards to welcoming you on board  

                                   Capt Col is now on Twitter   

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  The Burscough Fibre Festival's archive details here 

About six  years ago we started The Wool Boats knit and natter group in The Slipway, and since then there has been a meeting nearly every Thursday since, around the Burscough area, at the moment in The Farmers Arm's on New Lane. The meeting still goes on even if we're not there, so feel free to join them from 1pm.

    We are now members of The Roving Canal Traders Association as we rove the canals

Shop opening times and Cruising plan here.

   For service outside shop opening hours please feel free to ring us or e-mail us.  

  Carole is now providing knitting classes in a unique enviroment, on board Emma Maye, full details here

 Our main yarn supplier, J.C. Bretts have their own web site, here

 This details all the yarns they produce and whilst we carry good stocks of alot of their range what we havn't got in stock we can order in for you, and remember that we will not demand that you take all of the pack that our supplies are delivered in, if you just need one ball thats all you'll need to complete your projects.  

  If you would like to be put on our weekly text messaging service please let us know by texting us on our contact number.              

         As always if your making a special trip give us a bell to make sure where we are.

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