Free Shipping on orders over €75 (Germany) | €125 (International)


Your Cart is Empty

  • Sock Yarns

  • All Yarns

  • Notions & Gifts
  • Katie Green's New "Crafty Sheep" Tea Towel

  • Needle Stoppers & Stitch Markers

  • All Notions & Gifts

  • Books & Magazines
  • Subscribe to Making Stories Magazine

  • Preorder Issue 11

  • All Books & Magazines

  • Patterns
  • Issue 10 Patterns – Now Available as Individual PDFs!

  • All Patterns

  • About Us
  • We're here to help you stitch sustainability into every aspect of your making.

    With our carefully curated selection of non-superwash, plastic-free yarns and notions, we have everything you need to get started on your next project - and the one after that.

    Here's to a wardrobe of knits we love and want to wear for years to come!

    Read more about us here.

  • Our Sustainability Pledge

  • Our Blog

  • Our Podcast

  • The Making Stories Collective

  • Where In The World Is Making Stories - The Woolly Thistle

    May 08, 2019 4 min read 1 Comment

    If you haven't already heard about The Woolly Thistle, then you are in for a real treat. Corinne, the amazing woman behind TWT, brings not only the most beautiful selection of yarns, books and accessories from the UK and beyond to her customers but also an extremely high standard of customer service (something I can personally vouch for!). The love and attention that is put into every order clearly represent Corinne's approach to all aspects of her business, and we are so honoured that she is not only one of our stockists but our distributor for the US. This isn't something we've talked about in a lot of depth, so I'm really excited to hear Corinne's thoughts and motivation for adding distribution to her business model and to be able to share them with you all here. Let's head to New Hampshire to hear more about Corinne and her gorgeous online store!

    Q & A With Corinne

    Tell us a little about yourself! Where in the world are you?

    I am Corinne, and I live in New Hampshire USA with my husband and 2 kids. I was born and grew up in Scotland where my family still live. I've lived in a few different parts of Scotland, but the Highlands are my favorite.

    What is your knitting community like?

    My friends and work colleagues are my real life knitting community, and of course, I've an active online community of knitters and customers.

    Tell us more about 'The Woolly Thistle'! What made you want to open a yarn shop?

    The idea of a yarn shop specializing in yarns from the UK hit me hard when I attended EYF in 2016. I spent most of my time in the Vendor Market squishing, sniffing, nuzzling and buying beautiful wool as well as talking to the makers and producers of the yarn. It was clear to me this would be a way I could keep in touch with folks from home while also serving knitters here in the States. It was a good match!

    How do you decide what yarns and supplies to stock? What attracts you to a particular product?

    I knew right away I wanted to stock Blacker Yarns. They have a beautiful range of ethically sourced and carefully produced yarns that represent the landscapes the yarns come from. Now I continue to stock yarns that have a traceable story and focus on yarns from farmers, small producers, and independent mills. Knowing where the yarn was made is really important, and while I will stock yarns that are spun in countries other than the UK, it is important that this information is disclosed right on the label. I also value and support independent book authors and printers.

    What made you want to add Making Stories to the products you sell?

    Making Stories have always put their values first and foremost and are completely transparent about wanting to represent a diverse and interesting population. They go to great lengths to have as small a carbon footprint as possible. It is an honour to work with them.

    You are not only our stockist but our US distributor! Can you tell our readers exactly what that entails and what made you decide to start distributing publications?

    Being the US Distributor of Making Stories Magazine along with a few other select publications is a different lens from retailing in that I take on the financial burden of shipping many books over to the US. I reach out to retailers to engage them and build interest for the book/magazine here in the US. Retailers are able to buy books in quantities that work for them at a reduced price and with less shipping expense rather than paying the more expensive shipping involved in bringing smaller orders in from overseas. It's also a bit better for the environment to have one bigger shipment sent over rather than lots of smaller ones.

    Do you have a favourite type of knitting project?

    I'm a sweater knitter. I love in-the-round, and bottom-up is fine with me.

    What is your favourite making tool?

    My Hiya Hiya Sharp needles. I absolutely love them.

    What is your favourite making memory?

    I share how my knitting story began on my shop website, but perhaps a funny story is when I was on an international flight, and I was knitting on a sweater. I knitted English style back then and didn't know there was any other way to knit. A lovely woman who didn't speak English and who was sitting a couple of rows back and across the aisle from me gestured to see my knitting and then started knitting in what I now know to be Continental. I was blown away at how much more "quiet" and quick her method was. She gave my knitting back to me and urged me to try her method. It felt like there were many eyes on me - and lots of smiles - as I fumbled through a couple of stitches. Eventually, she took my knitting back and knitted on for a good chunk of the flight. When she returned it to me, it was a very strangely shaped sweater front with a long scarf like piece that she had kept knitting back and forth.

    What do you do when you knit - watch a movie, read a book, nothing, ...?

    I like to catch up on British murder mysteries when I knit of an evening. Otherwise, I'm knitting in the car when waiting for the kids to get out of school.

    Anything else you want to share about 'The Woolly Thistle'?

    The Woolly Thistle is responsive to customers' wishes so do let us know if there's a yarn you would like TWT to stock. We do our best to have the happiest customers!

    How can we find you?; Instagram: thewoollythistle; Facebook: thewoollythistle; Ravelry: The Woolly Thistle

    Thank you so much Corinne! If you are a stockist in the US and are interested in purchasing our books from The Woolly Thistle (or some of the other lovely books they sell!), head to The Woolly Thistle wholesale website and fill in an application form!

    1 Response

    Jessica Lewis
    Jessica Lewis

    August 29, 2022

    Hello everyone, If you are ever in need of a hacker, Wizard James is the right person to contact. They offer practically every hack, spy, cracking, recovery, bugging services and so much more. At first I wasn’t too sure they could be able to help. I paid for their services and the software needed for the job. All I had to do next was to wait and see the result of the job and after 3 hours the result came to my email and I was very impressed. They are the best and I can strongly recommend their services to anyone who is interested in Cyber hack. I wish I could tell you all what they did for me but I can’t because it’s very personal. You can contact them via:
    WhatsApp number: +1 (863) 254-2842

    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.

    Also in Blog

    FOs #... ? / 2023: My Crystal Socks and Rose des Sables Headband from Issue 10!
    FOs #... ? / 2023: My Crystal Socks and Rose des Sables Headband from Issue 10!

    February 14, 2024 4 min read

    Hi lovelies! I kind of completely dropped the ball on putting FO posts out there, but as you all very kindly let me know through our "what do you want to read on the blog" survey, you actually really like them, so we have some catching up to do!

    We're starting with two FOs that have actually quite recently only been finished – if by recently we mean the end of 2023. They're both from Issue 10, and were both a delight to knit!

    Read More
    Issue 11 - Seashore | Official Pattern Preview
    Issue 11 - Seashore | Official Pattern Preview

    February 06, 2024 13 min read

    Hi lovelies! I am so delighted to welcome our second double-digit magazine issue into the Making Stories family: Issue 11, Seashore! Our Spring 2024 issue features 12 wonderful, layerable, delightful-to-knit patterns that are fabulous on beach days, a stroll through the park, or a day out with the kids.

    We also welcome Liza Laird with a beautiful poem about our relationship to the ocean to our pages.

    You can preorder Issue 11 now through us or one of our fabulous stockists – or you subscribe to the magazine which gives you 15% off Issues 11 and 12 and early access to our magazine yarns!

    Read More
    My Favorite 3 Patterns for Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle
    My Favorite 3 Patterns for Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle

    February 06, 2024 3 min read

    Hi lovelies! I adore a good color-changing yarn, so imagine my excitement when I found a non-superwash, 100% wool version (not so easy to come by)! Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle comes in at 250 m / 273 yds per 100 g and knits up beautifully to a fingering-weight, sport-weight and DK gauge.

    It's fabulous on its own, and great combined with neutral solids! My top picks for yarns to go with Zauberwolle are BC Garn Semilla Melange, De Rerum Natura Ulysse and Holst Garn Supersoft. All three have a broad color range, so finding a matching or contrasting solid to your chosen color-changing yarn should be a breeze!

    Read More