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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 for every project – from baby cardigans to bathmats!

Proudly promoting British yarn. Stockists of Baa Ram Ewe, West Yorkshire Spinners, and much more.


Inspirational knitting and crochet
classes for all levels.

Ida’s House Social club meets Tuesday
and Thursday evenings, 7-9pm.
All welcome!


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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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Brioche Stitch Workshops at Ida's House

Saturday 14th January 

We are delighted to welcome Renée Callahan, aka the knitwear designer East London Knit, back to Ida's House for a full day of Brioche Stitch workshops! In October, we hosted a fantastic day of classes with Renée and we are looking forward to getting back in to brioche with her on Saturday, 14th January. 


11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Brioche Basics 

Dust away the cobwebs during this two hour refresher session, during which Renée will go back through the essentials of this beautiful stitch. You will be reminded how to work increases and decreases and work with two colours. This session is intended to ease you back in to brioche and get everyone up to speed before the advanced class in the afternoon.

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Next Steps Brioche 

During this session, you will develop the skills you mastered in the morning. This afternoon you will learn how to read a brioche stitch chart and how to cast on and off in a two colour rib. You will also begin a brioche stitch accessory project that has been designed for the class and students will receive a 10% discount on materials bought for project if purchased on the day.

The cost of the day will be £55 and this will include lunch from our neighbouring deli. Materials are not included, however both sessions require two contrasting colours of DK yarn for swatching and 4mm circular needles so please do bring these along with you on the day - the shop will be open if you need to purchase any materials on the day. 

To book your place:

In order for everyone to get the most out of Renée's tuition, there will only be six spaces available. If you would like to secure a place please email with 'Brioche Stitch Workshop' in the subject, or telephone the shop on 01883 345 220. To reserve a place we will require a non-refundable deposit of £25 to be paid in advance - this can be done either in store or over the telephone.

In the event of a cancellation refunds will be provided 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 to arrange a class

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27 High St,

Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm

Phone: 01883 345 220

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