We are getting very excited about Yarn Shop Day!

Whether you’re a crochet expert, novice knitter, or just fancy trying out a new craft,
don’t miss Yarn Shop Day…

On 2nd May 2015, the second annual Yarn Shop Day will take place in knitting and craft stores across the country, and we are thrilled to be one of the many independent stores involved.

Yarn Shop day 2015

The event has been organised by leading publications Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting in a bid to celebrate Britain’s much-loved independent wool shops.

At Butterfly Bright we will be having a wide range of free demonstrations and workshops including:

Crochet workshops with LazyDaisyJones

Lazy Daisy Jones

We are really excited that we will be joined by Ashley aka LazyDaisyJones, we love her blog and and we are lucky enough to have her as a tutor at Butterfly Bright. Ashley writes patterns for several magazines including Love Sewing and Inside Crochet and her amazing sewing room was recently  featured in the new American magazine Room to Create.

On Yarn Shop Day Ashley will be with us from 11am-1pm and will be teaching how to make crochet flowers. Customers will then be asked to add their creations to a wicker wreath which will be auctioned off for charity.

Knitting workshops with Caroline


Caroline is our in house knitting and crochet expert and has taught nearly 100 people to crochet in the last 2 years! We would love more people to try their hand at knitting and so Caroline is offering some free knitting demonstrations and workshops on Yarn Shop Day. Feel free to pop along and try something new…

11am Cable knitting demonstration

12pm Knitting with double pointed needles demonstration

1pm-3pm Knitting clinic – bring along a project you are stuck on and Caroline will help you with the pattern.


Competitions and Special offers!

Also – Look out for special offers on Yarn and Fabric throughout the day as be sure to enter our free prize draw by either making a purchase on the day or joining our mailing list.

We are offering 10% off all fabric on the day – with an extra special 20% off the whole Gutermann range. We are also offering 10% off all yarn. The RICO cotton dk will be on 4 for £10 mega deal!

We are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new through the door, and hope our local knitters and crocheters will get involved.

We have three free competitions to enter:

1. Guess the number of buttons in the Kilner jar!

Button jar

the person with the closest guess will win this fabulous prize including a knitting pattern and two pairs of knitting needles.


2. Guess the number of “treble” crochet stitches in this poncho!

crochet poncho


and you could be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize of an Addi crochet hook and two balls of Rowan wool cotton dk.

YSD Crochet prize


3. Finally guess how many cotton reels we have in this kilner jar

Yarn Shop Day competition - cotton reels


the prize is a beautiful ball of Patons Merino Extrafine DK colour and a pair of knitting needles.

We hope you will pop in on Saturday to take part but if you would like to enter any or all of our competitions via email please send your answers to handmade@butterflybright.com.

If you enter the competition we will add you to our mailing list – if you would rather not be added please say so in your email. Entry for these three competitions closes on Friday 8th may at 12 noon. UK entries only.

Good Luck!






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