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 of September 2018,  The Wool Boat is open today Thursday and then every day until Sunday this week.

New range of yarn aboard and for sale.

We where away at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and Colin is now adding images to his photo galleries. 

The temperature blanket tales page has been updated with the end of month seven's pic.

Our new privacy policy added to the contact page 

 Would you like a unique scarf that is a record of items you have owned?  

A special offer 50% off Wooly Knits yarn. 

Carole is working on her second, Temperature blanket this one for 2018. update with July pic and details posted on the Temperature tales page 8.9.18.

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

Ocean blue gansey       Big skys over burscough Cw 1500    5 Berets  

    Boatman's Gansey        Photo Art         Exclusive Hand  Knitted Garments     Wool        

             Click on one of the images to take you to the page you are interested in.

                The Wool Boat is open today from 1-4 and we have a new range of chunky yarn aboard, J C Bretts "Tranquil" at £3.75 per 100 gram and we have the patterns to support your creating. Details here.

We can now take card payments, machine arrived yesterday, so you may have to be patient while we get used to it! 

    New West Yorkshire Spinners Essential DK in Cocktail shades now aboard and for sale, £5 per 100 gram ball.  

 Aire Valley Cocktails DK

                  The Wool Boat is having extended opening days this week as the new knitting season gets underway. We are open today, Thursday the 20th of September from 1 - 4 and then on the next three days, Friday to Sunday open 10 - 4 on the former Lathom Marine moorings off Crabtree Lane near Burscough from 10-4. (L40 0RW) 

 Poster for Sept at Lathom Marine

       The only Wool Shop in West Lancashire?

    Open regularly on the canal, providing it's not blowing a gale when it's not safe to move the boat, or we are caught in the ice!               

             Two new child's tops added to our shop  

Garment 347               Childs Sleevless jumper garment 346

   We have some new shades of Opal sock yarn aboard now, about 35 shades available, at £8 per 100gram ball picture here  

     Opal drawers June 2018

   A new range of Yarn on board, J C Brett's "Misty", details here    Priced at £2.50 per 100 gram ball, or £2.25 at Teds Mates rates.

Misty Yarn 


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Colour by Carole is Carole's Etsy's Shop here


           West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply sock yarn 

WYS pink Basket 11.3.18      

West Yorkshire spinner's signature 4 ply, ideal for sock knitting pink basket on The Wool Boat 11.3.18

The shade's are 529, Cherry Drop, 547 is called Candyfloss, 510 Cayenne Pepper

845 Pink Flamingo, 989 Candy Cane, and 545 Sarsaparilla, and we have a further 24 shades available.

The yarn is 75% Wool of which 35% is Bluefaced Leicester and 25% Nylon, so ideal for sock knitting.

100gram balls

400m/437 yards

3.25mm needles

Tension 10cm/4inch square 36 rows by 28 sts

Cost at 2.3.17 £7.25 per 100 gram ball.   

                         #buyitoffaboat #wool #yarn #buyitfromawoolshop 

If you are making a special trip please give us a ring to make sure we are open, and of course we can always arrange a personal appointment to suit you and us if you can't make it to our planned opening place.

Colin and Carole The Wool Boat July 2017.  


Brindley with northern lights

The Wool boats mascot "Brindley" has some new yarn for you.

J C Bretts Northern lights, "one ball-one shawl"

This yarn is 95% Premium acrylic and 5% Viscose yarn in a double knitting weight.

Each ball, of which there are five shades in the range, weighs 150gram and has 450 Meters or 492 yards in the ball.

On the ball band is a pattern for a adult sized shawl, which can be knitted from a ball.

Each ball is £6, or £5.40 for Teds mates rate's J.

#buyitoffaboat #wool #yarn #buyitfromawoolshop                   

Carole's latest hat

Merino Hat
                  Knitted from Merino wool, can now be ordered for £15.

                                            Other Colours available. 

        Picture taken as we travelled along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal through the  

                  Douglas valley back to our winter mooring near Burscough 

                    J C Bretts Party Time Chunky of which we have 8 shades available,

                                               at £3.50 a 100gram ball.

              Party time chunky

 See progress on Carole's Temperature blanket  for 2017. 


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"


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  

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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.

                                             07931 356204 

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