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The Slipped Stitch

When Millie’s passion for knitting and needlecraft outgrew her home, there was only one thing for it – open a shop! These days you’ll find Millie at the top of Sherborne’s bustling Cheap Street. Formerly an inn, then a hospice, one of the town's oldest buildings is now home to The Slipped Stitch. Here, you’ll discover a huge range of yarns from suppliers such as Sirdar, Stylecraft, Debbie Bliss and West Yorkshire Spinners, plus a host of haberdashery essentials; from ribbons to buttons and just about everything in between. Of course, as you’d expect from a quality independent, there’s great advice on offer too; so whether you’re a newcomer to crafting or a seasoned knitter looking for a new direction, Millie’s experience is sure to help you on your way. For those looking to pick up a new skill or two, there’s also a packed programme of workshops, ....machine embroidery, spinning, applique, needle felting and cushion making are just some of the crafts on offer in the welcoming surroundings of The Slipped Stitch.
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“The Slipped Stitch is full of soft, squishy yarns – a knitter’s paradise!”

Millie Furby





The heart of Sherborne lies in the interesting character in each of it's buildings and the individual characters inside every independent shop and cafe. With the oldest building, The Abbey, dating back as far as AD705, English writers throughout the ages have praised the town's inescapable beauty. Following the footsteps of poets and novelists such as Thomas Hardy and John le Carré, you can still enjoy and discover pockets of architectural beauty from centuries past with a walk through those quaint and rambling streets. Boasting traditional charm and a friendly village atmosphere, the local independents are a winner when it comes to getting a feel for the Sherborne community.
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