Purlwise History

"I have been crafting all my life and was taught to knit literally at my grandmothers knee. Since then I have turned my hand to a variety of crafts including knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, cross-stitch, quilting and so on. I have always enjoyed making something that I can use or wear.  It gives me a great sense of satisfaction. My greatest hope is that I can now help others get that same feeling. I am also pleased to see knitting, crochet and other crafts are making a huge comeback. There are so many wonderful patterns and beautiful yarns available now from retro and vintage styles all the way through to modern, colourful knits.  There really is something for everyone."

- Jacqui, Purlwise Owner

Creating a Community

I want the shop to become part of the community as well as creating its own community. Each year Purlwise will support a charity and to do this I need your help. Do you know a local charity that would love our help, or have the perfect items we can craft to raise funds?  Please drop me a line via the Contact Us form, give me a call or better still pop in and see us.


Whether you want to work on your project, get some help with that tricky pattern, browse the shelves or just have a cuppa and a chat you will always find a warm welcome at Purlwise.

The Purlwise Experience
  • A wide range of wools and yarns suitable for a variety of crafting techniques.

  •  Patterns and books

  • Needles, hooks and haberdashery to complete your project

  • Exclusive kits with everything you need to make fantastic items such as scarves, bags, toys and cushions

  • Knit Alongs or just a place for groups to meet and work on their projects.

  • Small range of hand-crafted items for sale.

  • Learning to knit or want to learn a new technique?  I will be arranging regular workshops and guest speakers.  Check out our Events section.

21a High Street
PE28 0HB
01480 861727
Monday - by appointment
Tuesday - by appointment
Wednesday - by appointment
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 4pm
Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Sunday - Closed
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