So who are Knitting Needle Lane – Where are we based – What do we do – What’s our story ??
Knitting Needle Lane was established in 2017 by Camilla Carter . After the closure of Cambridge’s beloved local yarn shop (which rippled shock waves throughout the crafty community) and after seriously considering purchasing it – but realising no extra time to run a shop as owning another local independent business takes a lot of time www.cambridgeclassics.co.uk
Knitting Needle Lane was born …..
Knitting Needle Lane is a street in the beautiful Norfolk seaside town of Wells-Next-Sea – Camilla has been visiting this town for many years so this seemed a perfect name match.
Camilla has been knitting since the age of 7. Over the years enjoying different skill levels and the wonderful therapeutic properties that needle craft can offer. KNL was started as an online shop with a Cambridge market stall application in the pipeline – KNL started trading on Cambridge market every Thursday until December 2017 where it was quickly established that Sundays were an ideal day for a market stall. Cambridge market on a Sunday is a beautiful atmosphere with lots of lovely crafty stalls – KNL trade every Sunday between 10am – 4pm – if KNL are not going to be there, as sometimes ‘life happens’ they’ll keep you updated via social media pages – not social ? Give us a quick call to check ahead if you are planning a special trip as we really don’t like to disappoint 01223 561865
KNL have won various ‘Customer Service’ awards for their market stall – this means when you visit you are welcomed by a friendly face happy to help you with any request or just listen to your crafty chat !
In 2019 KNL decided to launch workshops – creating a stunningly colourful but mindfully calm space within their headquarters – workshop spaces are limited to 6 per person which means you have the room and space to breath offering you a lovely crafty space to complete your course – all workshops come with a KNL goodie bag with all the materials you need to complete a course – which means you don’t have to pay for your space and then pay for extras. By creating this space KNL now have all their lovely stock lines on show which means you can also shop onsite. KNL will be holding regular shopping evenings for the weeks when you cannot get into Cambridge city centre and just don’t fancy shopping online.
So relatively speaking KNL are not a brix and mortar shop on the high street .. Not yet anyway .. But they are a fiercely independent business striving to succeed in these uncertain retail times. They are your friendly local yarn shop who can offer you a stunning array of hand dyed yarns – mainstream brands and any crafty Knitting/Crochet advice that you need.
KNL has so far been a lovely journey of growth – Camilla has learnt a huge amount along the way – Camilla aims to always keep you inspired so is always creating new ideas to inspire your needles or hook and is always out and about visiting other yarn shops in destinations within the U.K and beyond – KNL is also attending a very many yarn shows.
You can find out where KNL will be popping up via our ‘Events’ page – got an event you would like us to attend ? Don’t be shy drop Camilla a line Camilla@knittingneedlelane.co.uk
We also stock the stunning ‘Wool Corner’ in Cambridge based Haberdashery The Cambridge Fabric Company https://thecambridgefabriccompany.com/
You can always find a skein of Third Vault Yarns – Truly Hooked and Under The Olive Tree Knits within this beautiful Cambridge centrally located shop.
Camilla also has an editorial space in local glossy publication Velvet Magazine – very suitably entitled Arts & Crafts https://www.velvetmag.co.uk/
KNL is on a wonderful colourful yarn journey feel free to join us .. Every little purchase makes a difference to any local independent business – KNL is extremely proud to be a Indie pro member find out all about this here : https://indiecambridge.com/
Help us continue of this lovely yarn journey of growth by spreading the word ..