Opening of 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. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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.

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

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

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.

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. - Credit: Archant

“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.”


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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.

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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 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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