Grandma Ida taught our owner, Jayne, to knit when she was a little girl. In April 2016 Ida’s House opened: as a knitting shop we sell yarn, knitting and crochet accessories, and haberdashery items, but we also host twice weekly social nights and offer one-on-one teaching and classes for knitters and crocheters of all levels.
We look forward to seeing you in store soon,
The team at Ida’s House
17th -19th February 2017
We are delighted to be returning to unravel this year! Before we found our bricks and mortar home, Jayne took Ida’s House to unravel and so it is a festival with a very special place in our hearts. Look out for our stand stocked with beautiful tools for knitters with soul.
Join us at the biggest knitting & crochet festival in the South East of England for a weekend of workshops, talks & demonstrations led by experts from across the UK and beyond. The exhibition marketplace will host over 80 stockists of yarn and accessories.
You can find more information about the festival and a link to purchase tickets here
See you there!
Ida's House Social Club meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Feel free to drop in any time, 7-9pm. The charge for the evening is £4 for tea or coffee, cake, and advice from the Knit and Crochet experts. For every evening you attend we will give you a stamp on your Social Club card and when it is full up your next visit will be on us!
Socks with Sarah
Saturday 25th February, 4th & 11th March 2.00 – 4.00 pm
In three weeks, our resident knitting expert Sarah will take you through the process of sock construction – from casting on to completion! Each session is designed to work through the key stages in knitting socks and will tackle techniques such as working on DPNs, turning a heel and finishing with kitchener stitch.
The cost of this course will be £60 for all three sessions – this price excludes materials, however we stock a fantastic range of sock yarn which you can choose from. Attendance to all three sessions is required in order for you to get the most out of this course.
The number of spaces is limited so please book your place with us in advance: you can contact the shop on 01883 345220 or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ‘Socks with Sarah’ in the subject line. To secure a place, we will require a non-refundable £20 deposit to be paid in advance of the first session. In the event of a cancellation, we can reimburse your deposit if another student is available to take your place; we will be running a waiting list system for eventualities like these but please be aware that any cancellation made close to the date is less likely to be refundable.
It is possible to book individual lessons with our knitting and crochet teachers by contacting the shop.
Call us on 01883 345220 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com to arrange a class