With quaint villages, rolling hills and bustling cities, there’s plenty to keep a knitter happy in Somerset…
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY IN WELLS
11 November, 3-4pm Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE All are welcome to attend Wells Cathedral’s annual act of remembrance, this year featuring a performance of John Rutter’s Requiem. Visit www.wellscathedral.org.uk or call 01749 674483 for more information.
VISIT ALTERKNIT UNIVERSE
Open Thursday to Sunday 39 Main Road, Cleeve BS49 4NS Alterknit is a shop packed with natural, recycled, local and ethical fibres. From a wide range of West Yorkshire Spinners’ yarns to coveted skeins of indie-dyed Stranded Dyeworks yarns. Visit www.alterknituniverse.co.uk
LEARN NEEDLE FELTING
26 November, 9.45am-4pm Dillington House, Ilminster TA19 9DT Join fibre artist Carla Taylor for a day of festive needle felting. Create a set of tree decorations and take home your very own needle felting kit. Workshop costs £65 per person. Visit www. dillington.com or call 01460 258648 for more.
VISIT THE HIVE CRAFT SHOP
Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm 41-43 High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AQ Top up your stash and stop for a lovely cuppa (or even a slice of cake) at The Hive craft shop and cafe. Don’t miss their monthly workshops, too! Visit www.sheptonhive.co.uk or call 01749 343064 for more information
ENJOY MANDY WOOLS WELLS KNITTING CENTRE
Open Monday to Saturday 5 Mill Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2AS Styled on the traditional wool shops of old, visitors to the shop are encouraged to take their time to ensure the perfect purchase. Visit www.mandywools.co.uk or call 01749 677548 for more information
TAKE YOUR KNITTING TO DUNSTER
Every day, 10am-5pm Castle Hill, Dunster, near Minehead TA24 6SL Stay at The Yarn Market Hotel and visit Dunster Castle, where you’ll be inspired by a beautiful garden and tempted by a charming tea room. Tickets start at £11.60. Visit www.national trust.org.uk/dunster-castle for more. For more events, activities and attractions to discover in sumptuous Somerset, simply visit www.visitsomerset.co.uk.