Mrs. Moon is a charming shop in the village of St. Margarets, Twickenham on the outskirts of London that stocks both our Superwash DK and Tough Love Sock yarns. Owned by sisters Karen Miller and Susan Ritchie, they each have four children of similar ages and live just around the corner from their shop. When not knitting and crocheting they enjoy playing the cello and violin in their string quartet!
Tell us about Mrs. Moon. How long have you been in business and how did you decide to open a yarn shop?
We opened Mrs. Moon in 2009. Our mum owned a fabric and yarn shop when we were children and I think we just caught the bug. Our children were mostly at school so we thought it was time to get back to work, and a yarn store seemed like the perfect occupation!
What is your favourite thing about being the owners of a local yarn shop?
Apart from all the interesting people we meet everyday and seeing their lovely projects, we LOVE playing with colours and moving the different yarns around according to our mood!
I know that Karen does a lot of knitting and Susan a lot of crochet. How do the two of you decide who does what with the business?
Well, we have to come to come compromises, but generally Susan does anything involving numbers and I do anything involving words…
Mrs. Moon produces a lot of beautiful patterns in-house. What else sets you apart from other yarn shops?
We like to feel that we are really approachable and down to earth. We teach lots of beginner and improver classes and have a real bond with customers who just like to knit for a bit of relaxation and fun. We love building relationships with our favourite customers.
What are some of your most popular products?
Well, apart from SweetGeorgia, we love Blue Sky Alpacas’ Sport Weight, Melange and Suri Merino. Spud & Chloe Sweater is a great yarn too… fabulous colours!
Any special offers or news to share?
We have just launched our own super chunky yarn called Plump. We teach all beginners on super chunky and it is the right time for us to have our own brand. It’s very exciting. We have an introductory price of £14.99 for a 70m skein.
Many thanks to Karen and Susan for taking the time to answer our questions. You can visit Mrs. Moon in person at 41 Crown Road, Twickenham, TW1 3EJ. They also sell online or by phone at 020 8744 1190. Mrs. Moon is also on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.