The Wool Factory
We are expanding!
We have officially moved to our new warehouse! We have lots of new products coming in and our Alford Shop is now back open.
This exciting new move will mean lots and lots of new yarns and new products!
It is extremely exciting times for us and we can't wait to share all the new products with you
Thank you all for being such amazing customers!
Lots of love
The Wool Factory Team!
(Our New Warehouse! Lots and lots of new yarns to come! can you spot Matty all the way back there?)
A true Family owned and run business.
Our aim is to provide fantastic family friendly service and products that you will love!
As a family owned and run business we care a lot more about the satisfaction of our lovely customers and we strive to provide the best service we possibly can.
Year on year we expand our ranges and try to provide as much choice as we possibly can while also keeping our prices competitive. We also offer Year round bargains in our Sale/Clearance outlet!
We here at The Wool Factory have huge plans for the future and we hope that you join us on your crafty journey.
You will find a huge array of hand knitting yarns on our website from the cheapest basic Acrylic Yarns to the more Luxurious Hand Knitting Wools containing Merino, Wool Blends & Silk from a wide range of well known brands and smaller lesser known brand names too. We also stock a large selection of knitting & crochet patterns, buttons and now also stocking Fabrics!
If you have any questions or queries please just contact us and we will always be happy to help.
We hope that you love our website and we look forward to welcoming you back time and time again.
The Wool Factory's Story - Beginning to Present Day
2008 our journey began: Founded in late 2008 The Wool Factory began as a small Market Stall in the seaside resort of Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire. A small selection of yarns and a lot of heart.
2009 - 2013: We took on a unit at Ingoldmells Market and you could also find us dotted around different Market Towns around Lincolnshire. We loved the hustle & bustle of Market Life and the fantastic customers we met along the way.
May 2013: The beginning of The Wool Factory Online Website. Grant (owner) spent weeks/months designing, editing & adding products online. It started off extremely slow but with much determination and perseverance by the end of the year we started to have a steady trickle of customers.
2013 - 2017: Our Market stalls gradually started to slow down and our online was picking up year on year. We moved from working everything from home to our first unit and we carried on pushing forward.
In the Middle of 2013-17 (2015): Our beautiful daughter 'Aurora' was born. Born with Cystic Fibrosis she spent her first 3 months of life in Sheffield Children's Hospital and underwent two operations. She was and still very much is a little fighter, extremely determined and very very feisty!
December 2017: We moved to our current shop premises and opened our very first shop, while still running all online from the same premises. It was a very exciting time for us.
2018 - 2020: Our shop improved year on year and we have seen customers from all over the Country. We continued to expand our ranges and try to offer the best selection and service we possibly can.
2020 & Covid-19: Although faced with a lot of difficulties our magnificent customers have seen us through one of the most trying times yet. Thank you all!
As our Daughter has 'CF' and was on the shielding list until 1st Aug our shop has unfortunately remained closed to try and provide as much protection to her as we can.
December 2020 - Our second daughter (Winter) was born. What a gorgeous bundle of joy to see us through the dark days of Covid!
We very luckily and thankfully managed to keep trading online through this whole period.
2021 - 2022: Our shop is back fully open and doing better than ever! Thank you to all our amazing customers for supporting us through everything, it was an eventful couple of years to say the least. We continue to grow our yarn ranges and now also offer a selection of Fabrics in store and online.
The summer of 2022 we opened The Crafty Cafe, a new Cafe in Alford located just a short walk from The Wool Factory. We have now launched our weekly Knit & Natter groups, with workshops to follow!
2023: We have moved to our warehouse! This has been one of Grant's aims for such a long time, and it has been achieved! Our product ranges have increased dramatically and this year has been the year of growth for us!
Meet The Team
Grant (Co-Owner) Rochelle (Co-Owner Grant's Partner)
Aurora & Winter
(Our daughters are currently the smallest members of our team, Aurora absolutely loves counting and sorting buttons and Winter just likes to move everything around!)
(Grant & Rochelle's brother-in-law)
Mel - Team Leader
Sue - Sales Assistant
Tara - Sales Assistant
Emma - Marketing Assistant
David - Communications Assistant