Opening of Ewe-Knit 20

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 November 2013

Emily Rickard opening Ewe-Knit 20 with the help of Nailsea School Head Teacher Chris Wade.

Emily Rickard opening Ewe-Knit 20 with the help of Nailsea School Head Teacher Chris Wade.

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STOCK flew off the shelves at the opening of Nailsea’s new store Ewe-Knit 20.

Emily Rickard opening Ewe-Knit 20 with the help of Nailsea School Head Teacher Chris Wade.Emily Rickard opening Ewe-Knit 20 with the help of Nailsea School Head Teacher Chris Wade.

Emily Rickard was the joint winner of Crown Glass Shopping Centre’s Win a Shop competition and to celebrate her grand opening she invited everyone to the store for cakes and a raffle.

The talented entrepreneur will be selling materials for machine and hand knitting, her own range of knitted clothing and accessories and also running knitting courses. She said: “When I first opened there was a queue to get in and I sold out of some of my stock.

“I had a really good response and it’s really humbling to see so many people enthusiastic about the shop.

“Lots of people have already said they are interested in classes.”

Crowds at the of opening Ewe-Knit 20, Nailsea.Crowds at the of opening Ewe-Knit 20, Nailsea.

Nailsea School’s new headteacher, Christopher Wade, helped Emily celebrate the opening by inviting her back to her former school to talk to textile and business students.

Ewe-knit 20 Colliers Walk will be open from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and knitting classes will start in January.

A list of the workshops people can sign up to will be going up in the store window in December.

Emily will also be running a loyalty scheme in store where shoppers can get 15 per cent off on their sixth visit.

Emily Rickard opening Ewe-Knit 20 with the help of Nailsea School Head Teacher Chris Wade.Emily Rickard opening Ewe-Knit 20 with the help of Nailsea School Head Teacher Chris Wade.

Emily won the shop by entering the Win a Shop competition to secure15 Colliers Walk free of rent and rates for a year.

The judges were so impressed by the entrants they announced two winners and Fran Hunt opened up Partysmartys at number 15, while Emily was given the keys to number 20.


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