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Re:Treat Chunky Roving Yarn and pattern book from West Yorkshire Spinners

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West Yorkshire Spinners have brought out a new range of yarn and patterns in order to raise awareness of Mental Health issues. The health and wellbeing benefits of crafts and knitting are well documented and The Yarn Cafe are pleased to be stocking the yarn and patterns. The article below is from West Yorkshire Spinners, but we would also like to match their donation by giving 50 pence of every ball of Re:Treat yarn to Mind.

Having long championed the positive benefits of knitting on health and happiness,
West Yorkshire Spinners is delighted to be partnering with national mental health charity, Mind, in the launch of our Re:treat yarn.

Re:treat was developed with well-being in mind. The yarn has a silky smooth finish that slides easily off the needle for a relaxing experience that helps knitters unwind. In 11 calming and uplifting tones and two marled colourways, Re:treat helps crafters create a little stress-free oasis where they can enjoy making something beautiful.

We’re donating 50 pence to Mind for every kilo of Re:treat yarn sold so our knitters will also be helping to support this wonderful charity whose mission is provide advice and support to those with a mental health problem. Mind also campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, as well as research.

Mind’s tips for maintaining a positive wellbeing include taking time for yourself, doing something you enjoy and find relaxing. Crafting ticks all of those boxes and many studies have shown a positive link between knitting and good mental health. Research has also highlighted clinical benefits too, such as reducing depression and anxiety, and slowing the onset of dementia.

If you would like to donate or find out more, please visit https://www.mind.org.uk/

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The Yarn Cafe at Wonderwool Wales, 22-23 April 2017

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Nua Yarn from Stolen Stitches

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here is 15% off at www.theyarncafe.com using code of FESTIVE until 07/01/2017.

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Yarn Shop Day 2016

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Up and coming events 2016

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