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About Us

Sconch is a friendly Local Yarn Shop stocking a huge range of yarn, patterns, notions, and books, as well as supplies for needlecraft, felting, spinning, weaving and yarn dyeing. We also offer classes and craft groups. 

The yarn shop was started by Sam Conway at the end of 2012 (after having run a business making crochet accessories) and began life as an online shop, combining the benefits of a face to face yarn shop (By always being on hand to answer all of your yarny questions on social media and by email, she has been able to give that personal touch no matter where you are!) with the convenience of online delivery. By early 2013 she was 'forced' to open a retail shop, as people kept visiting the warehouse and Sconch quickly started to grow!

In 2020, Sconch expanded once again, moving into the large barn at Blake House Craft Centre, Essex, and opened a tea rooms alongide the yarn shop. You can now visit us in our beautifully renovated 17th century barn and mooch around looking at the yarns, and then have some yummy cake or a spot of lunch at the same time!

Sconch stocks products from many of the leading brands of yarns, as well as independents, all available for same day despatch. We are on hand seven days a week to deliver an unbeatable level of personal service.

We are open Tuesday to Sunday every week!

Sconch may not be the biggest (yet!) but aims to be the best for service and price.

You can keep up to date with the adventures at Sconch HQ (including the tales of the long suffering Mr Sconch and the little Sconchlet!) on the blog or by following our Facebook page, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter feed.  Just click on the tab at the top of the page for the blog or the Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter buttons at the bottom of the page.

Or why not pop in and see us at Blake House Craft Centre? We are open Tuesday to Sunday every week!


Legal Stuff:

Proprietor: Samantha Conway t/a Sconch Yarn Shop

Address: Unit 11, Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6SH

Telephone: 01376 743 123