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Address:
The Wool Shop
3 Osborne Terrace,
Bunmahon,
Co. Waterford,
Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0)51 292962

Email: info@thewoolshop.ie

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About The Wool Shop

www.thewoolshop.ie is a family owned online knitting yarn business operating on the south coast of Ireland in Bunmahon County Waterford. Bernadette and Niall McCann operate the site on a full time bases. We do our upmost to hold a good range of product on an easy to use website. Everything you see on the site is in our stock and available for immediate shipping. Orders will normally be dispatched on the same day to almost anywhere in the world using An Post. Flat fee shipping of €2.90 applies to most international destinations. Your payment is made with Realex or PayPal. Credit card details are never seen or retained by us. 

 
Bernadette's Story:

My career in yarns and crafts started when I was in secondary school and trying to earn some money. The art of knitting was handed down to me through generations of my family. From the time I could safely hold knitting needles my Granny taught me knit 1, purl 1. I was hooked! I inherited a knitting machine from my aunt Joan and thus began my introduction in becoming an entrepreneur. I knitted hats and scarves in a simple straightforward design. I made appointments with buyers. I walked from store to store with my samples and I was very successful. I worked long hours after school keeping up with orders. At one point my Granny was on my payroll.

From this success my confidence and appetite for being self- employed grew. I purchased an industrial sewing machine and added bean bags to my tiny home industry. As one thing led to another I began purchasing cones of yarn from a carpet manufacturer. These cones were end of colour lots. I bought approx 1000 kilos at a time. I rewound the cones into balls, weighed, packed and sold them from my home as knitting yarn. In 1990 I opened my own wool and craft shop in Bray, Co Wicklow. The wool shop was known as the smallest, best stocked wool shop in Ireland and it got great reviews. My stock of yarns were extensive and as my business grew I introduced more and more crafts into the shop to compliment the yarns.

As my customer base grew, I saw another gap in the market and began teaching people to knit. The Irish Country Women's Association regularly invited me to give talks and advice on the different crafts. In 2006, after being in the retail business for nearly 16 years, I was approached by my landlords with a very generous offer to buy out my lease. So in April 2007, The Wool Shop, 71 Main Street, Bray, Co Wicklow closed with a lot of tears and  many well wishes from customers near and far. I have since moved back to the area my family came from, Bunmahon, County Waterford. I still have not lost the appetite to work for myself. I am now running this online wool and craft shop, it is what I know best….Wool. So please buy your wool, yarn, crafts and handmade gifts online at my shop www.thewoolshop.ie I hope you like my shop and enjoy shopping with me.
 
I will strive to offer the best service i can, by only offering for sale goods in my stock. I will dispatch the same day as the order: See our terms and conditions for more details.

 

Regards,

Bernadette 

 

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We hope you enjoy thewoolshop.ie and our extensive stock of knitting wool and knitting patterns. Our range includes knitting yarn and knitting patterns from Noro, Louisa HardingRicoSirdar, Stylecraft and TivoliFlat rate shipping applies to knitting yarn, patterns and other parts of our range. The flat rate shipping fee of €2.90 applies to Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, most of Europe and a number of other destinations. Yarn and wool is available in 3ply 4ply double knitting, aran knitting and chunky knitting. Hand knitting and crochet patterns are available in 3 ply knitting patterns 4 ply knitting patterns, double knitting patterns, aran knitting patterns and chunky knitting patterns. If you have any comment please contact info@thewoolshop.ie

www.thewoolshop.ie is a family owned online retail business operating on the south coast of Ireland in Bunmahon County Waterford. Bernadette and Niall McCann operate the site on a full time bases. We do our upmost to hold a good range of product on an easy to use website. Everything you see on the site is in stock and available for immediate shipping. Orders will normally be dispatched on the same day to almost anywhere in the world using An Post. Your payment is made with Realex or PayPal. Credit card details are secure and never seen or retained by us. 

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