Monday 22 February 2016

"How to..." at the new Open Shop in York

If you haven't visited the Open Shop in New Earswick, York then it's time to take a look.  It's a place where you can meet up, share your ideas, take part in Trade Schools, Public Office sessions, attend workshops or just pop in for a cup of tea.  All events are free to attend (Trade Schools work on barter) and have been created with local people for local people.  To find out more about all the events on offer, click here.
Public Office session at Open Shop York

There are two big tables to gather round

I've already dropped off a bag of knitting materials if you want to relax there and do a bit of knitting 
Open Shop York

One of the events I'm involved with is on Saturday 5 March 2016.  Here York Makers are running some workshops and all materials are provided ...

10:00 to 12:00 Yarnstorming with Hippystitch
Join Hippystitch and have a go at knitting, finger knitting, arm knitting, pompom making and stitching to create a display for the Open Shop.

12:00 to 14:00 Card Making with Lucy Monkman
Lucy will be holding a fun card making workshop for adults and children

Nicola from O'Crumbs will also be there to share her baking tips.
You can find the Open Shop at:

20 Hawthorn Terrace
New Easwick
YO32 4BL 

which is where the old Post Office used to be.  Tnere is a small car park just round the corner or hop on your bike or the bus if it's too far to walk.  Hope to see you there ...


  1. So sorry I live in Amsterdam......

  2. Sounds a great place. Love those cakes! Wish I lived nearer..

    1. I wish you did too - then I could see those beautiful retro 70s look mittens you knitted close up!

  3. Wish I lived nearer York so I could pop in. A marvellous community asset.