Tangled Yarn was established in 2011 by Rachel as an online yarn shop. Over the years we have been trading, we have been fortunate to gain a regular customer base, allowing us to grow and evolve our business to what it is today.
In 2022, we opened our doors to our customers for the first time, providing face-to-face interaction and the chance to host knit nights and workshops. Rachel's daughter Niamh joined the business in 2023, making Tangled Yarn a family-run business.
We soon outgrew our space and, in 2024, moved to our shop in Poynton, Cheshire. We are excited about this new chapter for our yarn shop.
Tangled Yarn is all about the experience of knitting and crochet. Having luxurious natural fibres to use, along with beautiful knitting needles and crochet hooks, only enhances that experience. We only stock those products we'd be happy to use ourselves. We love supporting smaller yarn producers, especially those from the UK, but we have some mainstream brands focusing on women-led businesses.
It's good to put a face to the name. I'm Rachel, and I set up Tangled Yarn in 2011. I was taught to knit when I was eight by my Nana who had an infinite amount of patience and was, without a doubt, a dab hand with a pair of knitting needles. She was also fantastic at darning socks, something I've never been able to get to grips with!
Knitting to me is about more than just producing a beautiful knitted garment; it's about every stitch that goes into making the finished garment; it's about the joy and pleasure it brings to me every day! I've found great comfort from my yarn and knitting needles over the years.