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Get Cosy And Yarn With Friends

Story: Jodie Woodward | Photo: Bruce Redman
Sep 23, 2020
Get Cosy and Yarn with Friends
Redcliffe yarn-lovers now have a place to call home. The Cosy Couch Yarn Store is an inviting and friendly place where you can sit, relax and create – complete with a fireplace and old-world charm.

Store owner, Michelle Morrison, said the idea for the store was born from her love of yarn and the vintage era. She also wanted to create a space for yarn enthusiasts to meet and create.

“It became increasingly hard to find places for our small craft group to go where we could stay for long periods and feel welcome. So, I decided to open my own place where everyone can come and stay as long as they like,” she said.

The store opened in September and sells yarn and craft supplies and hosts workshops, but a major highlight is the free Friday night Giggle and Yarn social events. Held weekly, crafters can come along with friends or make new ones with the option to BYO food and/or booze. Although Michelle said, “We are not responsible for what you create under the influence.”

With lockdowns and social distancing now the norm, Michelle believes this year hasn’t been all bad for craft.

“I have heard many people returning to knitting and crochet after long absences, and a surge in people wanting to learn. The lockdowns have been a little more bearable when you have a craft. It gives us the chance to finish projects we never got around to finishing or start that new project we didn’t think we would have time for,” Michelle said.

If you’re not a yarn-crafter yet, but you’d like to be, there’s something for you here too. The store offers classes for beginners, which will teach the basics needed to get started, allowing you to work at your own pace with guidance from the experts.

“It’s never too late to learn, and it’s addictive. Come and learn one of the last handmade crafts that have been around for centuries,” Michelle said.

You can find out more via www.cosycouchyarnstore.com or search for the Cosy Couch Yarn Store on Facebook.

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