Fine Yarns on the Hill

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

Yarns Available in Ida's House

Ida's House Social Club

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!

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Bitesize Workshops

Finishing Techniques

As much as we may moan about them, we know that the final stages of a knitting project are essential to achieving a professional finish. Sarah Goodwin has devised a two-stage workshop to cover a range of finishing techniques – from picking up stitches to blocking your completed project. Join one (or both!) of her sessions so you can finish your projects to a high standard that reflects the hours you spent knitting them!

The cost of each two hour session is £20; this does not include materials so please make sure you read the requirements for each session carefully so you can come prepared.

Saturday 6th May, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Finishing Techniques 1: Casting off, Picking up stitches

In this session, Sarah will introduce you to a variety of cast off methods so you can select the right cast off for your project. You will also learn how to pick up stitches for neck bands and blanket edging.

You will need to bring one 10x10cm stocking stitch square still on the needle in whichever yarn or gauge you prefer, as well as the yarn and needles.

Saturday 13th May, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Finishing Techniques 2: Blocking, Mattress stitch 

Mattress stitch is a method of sewing up that ensures professional-looking seams – learn how to achieve lovely, neat seams with Sarah in this session. This class will also cover blocking, a final stage in the knitting process that can radically improve the finished look of your work.

You will need to bring two complete 10x10cm stocking stitch squares, some yarn and a knitter’s needle to join them. We have plenty of knitter’s needles and blocking pins in stock should you need some tools on the day.

Book Your Session

The number of spaces on all our workshops is limited so that everyone can get the most out of the sessions – if you would like to join us for a class, please book your place in advance. You can contact the shop on 01883 345 220 or email us ( To secure your place, we will require a non-refundable 50% deposit to be paid in advance.

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. Simply contact the shop to arrange a class.

Call us on 01883 345220 or send us an e-mail at to arrange a class

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27 High St,

Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm

Phone: 01883 345 220

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