Nearly 5 years ago, a new yarn shop opened in Huddersfield, in the Byram Arcade. Since then, Spun has flourished, and yesterday Lydia (the owner) moved into new premises.
The shop is still in the Byram Arcade, but is now on the ground floor instead of the second floor, where it will be more visible and easier to find. The ground floor of the arcade is always busy, and just a few yards away on the other side of the arcade are the Blue Rooms, the cafe where the Huddersfield branch of the Knitting & Crochet Guild meets. So it will all be much more convenient for local knitters!
Inside, it feels light and spacious, with the huge window onto the arcade. The previous occupiers had painted the walls dark red - white is a great improvement. The stairs lead to a mezzanine area, for workshops and knitting groups (where I'll be spending Thursday mornings in future).
The shop window looks very festive, with a woolly bike (something to do with the Tour de France 2014, I think) and a rocking chair decorated by local students.
And there were some new yarns in stock for the opening - very enticing. Congratulations, Lydia - I wish you every success in the new shop.