A fun, friendly, modern wool shop

Sheila, Jacqui and Vi would like to welcome you all to The Spotted Sheep!

If you are looking for a fun, friendly, modern style wool shop where you are greeted with a smile and makes you feel as though you have popped into a friend’s home then this is the place for you.

Our shop is a light, bright, warm and welcoming new shop jam packed with wools, yarns, notions, patterns. needle felting supplies, Tilda kits and oodles of inspiration for all!

We are passionate about wool and the myriad of amazing projects that knitters, crocheters, felters and crafters turn it into, and as such have wools and yarns for all projects and pockets, from yarn bombing to beautiful designer projects and everything in between!! As such we are stocking yarns in a vast array of colours, weights, composition and textures for all things wooly and wonderful.

We would love to meet you so feel free to come along and say hello to us, browsing is actively encouraged.

We are situated in Peacock Mews in Leighton Buzzard, up from the library towards the High Street and down the passageway behind Huckleberry’s Barbers and Hairdressers, on the same site as was previously Nutmeg Needlecrafts.


We had a fantastic time at Fibre East August 2016!! It was lovely to meet so many people who share our passion, and we look forward to being there again in 2017!!


MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9.00am – 5.00pm


12 thoughts on “A fun, friendly, modern wool shop

  1. Hello Ladies,
    I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding while I chose the right wool and pattern.

    I would like to thank Vi especially for helping no guiding me through the patterns and wool choices. Not an easy task when there was so many colours and beautiful wools and an array of patterns to choose from.

    I am a novice when it comes to knitting(k1,p1) so to be given the encouragement and the words of support really helped me to fall in love with knitting once more.

    I know I am on a journey of discovery but I know with the support of the lovely ladies at The Spotted Sheep I will one day soon create a bottom draw of babies clothes as well as other creations.

    As soon as I returned home I started knitting the baby blanket for my neighbour, and I am actually seeing the fruits of my labour within a few hours. Love the needles that are connected so easy to use, thank you for suggesting them.

    I look forward to my next visit as on one visit there is too much to take in. A beautiful shop, with so much to see and touch. Thank you for making my day wonderful.

    Kind Regards



  2. I walked into the haven of loveliness and calm and felt like I was stepping back in time! I bought some wool and an easy pattern – as I’m a basic knitter and I’ve sat at home knitting and loving every minute of it. I will be back to this gorgeous little shop which is run by wonderful ladies – I may even try to knit a jumper next!


  3. I visited a while back when over in the UK for a few days. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. My mother, my daughter and I spent a very long time looking at everything (and squishing quite a lot of it!) and every question was answered with infinite patience. I felt under no pressure to make my choices – which given it was for 3 blankets, did take a while – and I will definitely be back.
    My one complaint – they have no plans to open a store in Cologne!


  4. What a fantastic shop with a very friendly and helpful owner and lovely staff, and all set in this quaint little Mews that almost takes you back in time. I shall certainly be spending lots of time in here. Thank you all….


  5. The Spotted Sheep is the quintessential British craft shop. It’s run by lovely, lovely ladies who make you feel special the minute you walk through the door. Nothing is too much trouble. It stocks a myriad of wonderful craft supplies and the wool displayed makes you want to buy every ball in every colour. They stock their own patterns and wool as well as the well known brands. They sell kits and the ladies are always on hand to help if a pattern is tricky or you’re finding something difficult It’s a wonderful shop where you can lose yourself amongst the wool and the wonderful welcome and forget about the ‘real’ world out there!


  6. The Spotted Sheep is a world of colour and a dream come true, I can’t knit fast enough to try it all.
    Delightful staff you feel you have known for years and so much info on the yarns.
    This is how service was in years gone by. Wonderful.


  7. It’s an absolute delight to shop in The Spotted Sheep, so much loveliness and temptation. You always receive a warm and friendly welcome from the lovely ladies, with so much help and advice if needed. They do their own patterns, which they are generous with and give away when you buy certain yarns. It’s a must visit place for anyone looking for great products at great prices, from people who know their stock. I started to learn crochet last year and have had so much encouragement and support from Sheila and Jacqui. It’s my first port of call for all my yarn needs.


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