March 2016

March 2016 Workshops at 9 High Street, Church Stretton

Wednesday 9th – Crochet/knitting taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm. £15 per session

Wednesday 16th – Crochet/knitting taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm.  £15 per session

Friday 18th – Beginners sock workshop – Fully Booked

Wednesday 23rd – knitting/crochet taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm. £15 per session

Wednesday 30th – knitting/crochet taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm.  £15 per session

Please email if interested in booking  any of these sessions as places are limited to 4 places .


February 2016

February 2016 Workshops at 9 High Street, Church Stretton

Wed Feb 10 & 24th – Beginners Knitting.12.30 am – 2.30 pm
Fee £15.00 for 2 hours.  Max 4 places

Wed Feb 3rd  & 17th – Beginners Crochet     12.30 am – 2.30 pm
Fee £15.00 for 2 hours.  Max 4 places

Thurs Feb 18th – Spinning Demonstration Day with Fiona Nisbet 10.30am – 3pm
Just call in to watch Fiona spin and ask her any questions you may have.

Fri Feb 26th – Beginners Sock workshop 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
Fee £40.  Max 3 places –  2 places left

If you are interested in the workshops then please email, or call in to the shop, as we have limited spaces.

January 2016


Drop in Sessions – will be taking place every Wednesday morning starting on January 13th, free-of-charge at the Coco Alpacas shop (9 High Street, Church Stretton) between 10.30 am and 12 pm. These slots provid an opportunity for people to come and talk about their current knitting or crochet project over a cup of coffee.

Beginners Crochet and knitting sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons at the shop between 1.30 and 3.30 pm starting on January 20th. The first session will be dedicated to beginners crochet and the next session will be beginners knitting.  We will continue to alternate crochet and knitting throughout January and February.  These are taster sessions to learn the basics and you can progress at your own pace.  Please bring your own crochet hooks, knitting needles and yarn; if you don’t have these essentials then we are happy to supply them with a 10% discount on the normal price.  The charge for the 2 hour session is £15 and each slot is for a maximum of 4 people.

Weaving Demonstration – Fiona Nisbet will be staging a weaving demonstration on Thursday January 21st, from 10.30am until 3pm at the shop.  Fiona will show us how to warp a Samplelt loom and a Knitters Loom and explain the process of weaving simple weaves.  If you are interested in weaving then please do come along.

Beginners Sock Workshop – Taking place on Friday January 29th from 10.30 am – 2.30 pm at the shop.  This workshop will demonstrate a step-by-step process of how to knit a sock.  At the end of the day you will come away with a completed miniature sock!  Please bring your own needles and yarn – if you don’t have them we can supply giving a 10% discount.  The price of this workshop is £40 and includes tea, coffee and a sandwich.  Max number of people is 3.  This workshop will be repeated on Friday February 26th.

December 2015


The shop will close for Christmas from Christmas Eve lunchtime at 1.30pm and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016.

I’m pleased to announce that the winning name for our wooden alpaca in the shop window is ‘Andy’!  There were two winners, Trish Howard and Thelma Thompson, both from Church Stretton.

November 2015


Shop Opening – Saturday 14th November 10am at 9 High Street, Church Stretton, Shropshire

Wizard and Derby (2 alpacas) will be in the square, High Street, Church Stretton for the opening from 10am – 1pm!

October 2015


Church Stretton Craft Market at the Scout Hut 9am – 2pm

September 2015


Saturday 12th September – Artisan Craft Fair, St Laurence Church, Ludlow. 9am-4pm

Saturday 19th September – ‘Enterprising Women’ -Church Stretton Business Women’s Group’ St Parish Centre, Church Road, Church Stretton. 10am – 2pm

August 2015


Ludlow Market – Thursday 13th August

Burwarton Show Bridgnorth, Shropshire – Thursday 6th August

Ludlow Green Festival, Ludlow Market – Sunday 30th August

July 2015


Thursdays, 2nd, 9th and 30th July

December 2014


Saturday 15th November  –  Church Stretton School Craft Fayre10am – 4 pm

Sunday 23rd November   – Ludlow Christmas Market  9am – 4pm

Thursday 27th November –   Macmillan Christmas Gifts, Glitter & Glamour evening at St Nicolas Cafe bar, Shrewsbury 5.30 pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 29th November – Stretton & Shropshire Cancer Care Christmas Bazaar, Parish Centre, Church Stretton   10am – 12 Noon

Sunday 30th November –   Eaton Manor Christmas Fayre , Eaton-under-Heywood, SY6 7DH.  11am – 4pm

Thursday 4th December –  Ludlow Christmas Market   9am – 4pm

Tuesday 9th December   –   Ludlow Tinsel Market  10am – 4pm

Sunday 14th December –  Ludlow Christmas Market 9am – 4pm

Tuesday 23rd December – Ludlow Tinsel Market 10am – 4 pm