Last up date 30th April 2017, Next open today Sunday the 30th. Only 8 days to go to Yarn shop day, 13th garment completed by Carole this year.
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 28.4.17. Pub review The Ship at Haskayne.
PLEASE RING 07931 356204 to find out where we are, and when we are open.
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
Any questions about what we stock or can do for you please feel free to ring us on 07931 356204
The Wool Boat is next open Today on Sunday the 30th in Lydiate, not far from Maghull. We plan to moor to be open near the Bells Lane swing bridge near the Running Horses pub. Open 10-4.
We then plan to come back to be open at The Saracens Head in Halsall on May Day Bank holiday Monday afternoon.
Only 8 days to go to....
We are going to stock some more shades of the West Yorkshire Spinners Wensleydale Gems for Yarn Shop day, which ones do you think we should order in?
13th garment off the needles this year,
A pair of fingerless gloves designed and hand knitted by Carole
These are adult sized gloves ideal for gardening, typing, mechanicing, It work, locking, bicycling....
The gloves are for sale for £7.50
They are knitted from J C Marble double knitting acrylic yarn.
The yarn knits to most dk patterns and is available in a wide range of shades
£2.75 per 100gram ball.
See progress on Carole's Temperature blanket for 2017.
Carole now has a Etsy 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:-)
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"
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
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.
Click on the logo's below to go to our groups/pages on social media
If you cant visit us this weekend, why not try searching on
"Where Can we Go" here for something else that may be of interest?