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 21st of June 2017,  After a great weekend at Middlewich Folk and Boat festival in Cheshire we will be around the Middlewich area for a few days. J C Bretts Woodlander no longer being produced.

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. 

        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

     Any questions about what we stock or can do for you please feel free to ring us on 07931 356204

              Due to a prior commitment we are unable to be open

                   this coming weekend, the 24th and 25th of June,

                         but we'll be back open the weekend after..

Woodlander is no longer being produced 

Woodlander box June 2017

We have been advised by J C Bretts that they ceased production of this yarn. At the moment we have reasonable stocks but won't be able to replace them, so if you want some now is the time to come and get it!

We have 16 shades of this wool and acrylic yarn, 80% Premium Acrylic / 20% Wool in stock.

Machine Washable

100 gram balls, 4 mm needles, 250m/275yds patterns designed for use with this yarn are in stock

£3.50 per 100 gram ball or £3.15 at Teds Mates rates.


 See progress on Carole's Temperature blanket  for 2017. 

                       A new scarf added to our on line shop, on 5.6.17 

                     also available direct from the Wool Boat of course 

                           Stone washed scarf 


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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"


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.

                                             07931 356204 

             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

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