Hello again! Apologies - I have been offline for so long because of my studies, but with the summer holidays underway, I hope to start posting much more regularly again.
For today's post, I have some good news: the shop is now open! We have had to make a few adjustments to the layout of the shop and the overall experience; however, if you can come down, I definitely recommend that you do. Today was my first day back and I felt that the day was both enjoyable and incredibly safe.
The first change you need to know about is our opening times. Instead of being open from 10am until 4pm, we now close at 1:30pm so that we can clean the shop at the end of the day. When you come in, you will be asked to wear a mask and sanitise your hands. You will only be able to stand in a small area of the shop that has been blocked off with screens, which means that you will be able see and to buy anything in our stock but browsing and handling wool is restricted for the time being. Therefore, I would recommend having a basic idea as to what you want before you come in. If you want to buy some new wool but you are unsure of what you want, below are a few of my recommendations. All of the yarns below are on discount.
Another important thing to note is distancing from others in and out of the shop. Only one person/family is allowed in the shop at a time, so if you see someone in the shop when you arrive, please queue outside on the markings so that you are socially distanced from others that join the queue.
We are doing are best to make your experience as enjoyable as possible but in order to benefit everyone, we have to prioritise safety too. For the safety of yourself, us and our other customers, please stick to these and the Government's guidelines.
Until next time, happy crafting and happy shopping,
My name is Sharon the Sheep, the owner of Avicraft Wool Shop in Bromley Kent..