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New shop at no. 74

Kate Makin and Jess Tubman are thrilled to announce the opening of their new joint venture at 74 Penny Street, Lancaster! The shop will be split between Northern Yarn and Penny Street Collectables.
The grand opening is on Saturday September 2nd from 10am-4pm, with drinks, discounts and delectable products for sale.
Opening day offers and events include:
• 10% off all shop purchases
• Lancashire Batch Gin & tonic (1 glass per customer!)
• Exclusive new yarn, to be revealed on the day!
• ‘Sock surgery’ with Christine Perry, AKA ‘Winwick Mum’ at 1pm
Kate Makin (pictured above left) runs Northern Yarn, a local yarn business that produces and sells its own range of wool – Poll
Dorset/Bluefaced Leicester ‘Northern Yarn’ – as well as many other well-known, local and British wool brands, including Lancashire Farm Wool, New Lanark and West Yorkshire Spinners.
Kate’s passion for her home county and the people and animals that live there have culminated in this exciting new opportunity – a permanent home for the beautiful, natural and hand-dyed wools she sells.
You may recognise Kate from her regular stall on Lancaster Market, and she hopes the new shop will introduce many more people to her yarn, notions and patterns.
“Jess and I invite you to come and have a squish, have a browse, and while you’re at it have a sip of Lancashire gin on us!”
Penny Street Collectables is the little shop Jess Tubman (pictured above right) has been talking about opening for years. Her love of
antiques and collectables started when she was 14 and worked in her mum’s antiques shop. Now she scouts local venues looking for the next treasure.
“I’m an avid fan of flea markets, car boot sales, antique fairs and auctions – I can be found at one of these every weekend searching from something exciting. I look for good quality, excellent design, or something a little bit quirky.
“The shop will be an exciting, eclectic mix of gorgeous unusual things, new and old.”
Jess will be a stockist of:
• Susie Watson Designs pottery and fabric goods
• Lilly flame candles
• East of India
• Two Bad Mice
• James Ellis cards
However, the majority of her stock will be vintage ceramics, glass and small bits of furniture. Bric-a-brac heaven!


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