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Quality Yarns, Accessories, Stitching Things, Gifts & Haberdashery

Interesting and different yarns and threads for knitting, crochet, needlepoint & embroidery in mostly natural fibres

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StitchUpp began life in 2011 as a stall at the weekly market in Uppingham, Rutland. It’s unusual to be selling top quality natural fibre yarns on a street market, but local people seemed to like it. Four years later our well stocked shop is right in the middle of the High Street, flanked by lots of other independent retailers. We offer a wide selection of knitting and crochet yarns, in mostly natural fibres. We also have a good selection of haberdashery, and supplies for Needlepointers, Felters, Quilters and Embroiderers.

Our brands represent excellent quality, and a fair price. We hope to supply you with interesting projects, whether you are a beginner or an expert.  

We are enthusiastic about what we sell (if we’re not we don’t sell it), and we like helping our customers find the right products.  Our main commercial brand is Juniper Moon Farm, which specialises in fibres grown in Peru, Argentina, Nepal, and Italy. Each yarn is paired with a curated collection of patterns by some of the hottest and up-and-coming designers, such as Pamela Wynne. We also stock Ella Rae, Euro Baby and Mondial yarns, which are very popular with those who knit for babies and children.

Our British Wool heritage is important to us, and we help to support small independent spinners and dyers. This is reflected in our stock. We carry Woolyknit from West Yorkshire, many of whose yarns carry the British Wool Mark, and Appleton’s Tapestry and Crewel Wools for Needlepoint, also made from British Wool, and dyed in this country. Navia yarns from the Faroe Islands (which lie further northwest of the UK than Shetland) reflect our Northern European heritage of fibres grown slowly in marginal landscapes. Manos Del Uruguay, a co-operative and member of the World Fair Trade Organisation, is our fairly traded yarn. Again supporting British producers, we stock fibres for Felters, including British wool tops from Woolyknit and Merino ones from Gillian Gladrag.  

StitchUpp also stocks a wide range of knitting and crochet accessories. Our needles and hooks are from Addi and Brittany, both manufactured to an excellent quality.  We carry small accessories such as stitch markers and pattern markers from Atomic Knitting.

Our embroidery supplies include DMC embroidery threads. We also stock Gütermann quilting thread, as well as a great selection of haberdashery for sewers, which includes buttons, ribbons, bias binding, pins and needles, interfacings, piping cord, curtain tape and threads.

We have a good library of patterns available to purchase as leaflets, and in addition we have access to patterns which prominent British knitwear and crochet designers such as Kate Davies, Ysolda Teague and Rachel Atkinson have made available via the Internet for local yarn shops to sell on their behalf.

Our craft books include ‘how to’ guides for beginners, stitch dictionaries, and books on techniques, as well as design books.

Our classes and tutorials are aimed at both those who want to build their skills, and the more experienced who want to extend their skills.

The High Street in Uppingham, in Rutland (England’s smallest county) has an impressive shopping offer from largely independent retailers, many specialising in art, crafts and books, together with good cafés and restaurants, and a number of hotels offering accommodation.

If you can’t make it to the shop, a Mail Order service is available to customers in the UK. You can also find us on Ravelry and Facebook. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you have a good crafting season, and look forward to welcoming you at the shop.


Last week I was chatting to a customer when she said something along the lines of ‘I remember when yarn shops were the place you went to find something new and exciting, but now people go to Yarn Festivals’. That got me thinking! Should I have become an indie yarnie instead? What is it about yarn festivals that make them so attractive? Click here to read the full blog >

The Rocky Mountains are beckoning, and Jane is taking a holiday.  A once-in-a-lifetime trip to meet our daughter and see where she’s been living for the past year.  I hear there is a very good yarn shop in Bozeman, not to mention Native American history, a ghost mining town or two, a few bears, and lots of snow-capped peaks.

Normal opening hours apply until we close on        Saturday 13th May at 4pm

StitchUpp re-opens on                                               Tuesday 6th June at 10am

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StitchUpp is located on the High Street in Uppingham, just East of the Market Place. The town is located on the A47 between Peterborough and Leicester. There is plenty of parking and we have easy access for wheelchairs. See our visit page for full details.