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The Woolly Beader

7 Red Lion Yard, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1AW, England
+44 1837 657614
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Thank goodness for a wool shop!

This is a lovely shop. Really nice yarns and the owners are incredibly helpful, it's great to have... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Deborah D
Knitters Delight

This is a great shop to visit if you are in Okehampton and like knitting. They have some unusual... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Dorset, United Kingdom
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The Woolly Beader (formerly rockin' beads) is the vision of Garry and Donna. It was born from our desire to be our own bosses and live in a small village in Devon. What began as a plan to open the largest bead shop in the West Country has grown into a community centred craft shop selling a wide range of jewellery making materials and quality yarn. Apart from wool and beads we also sell Murano glass rods as Donna just loves to melt glass and she delights in teaching others this amazing craft. We are known for our superb customer service and knowledge in all things beady and yarny!!! We hope that customers feel really at home in our lovely spacious shop. We run our workshops to suit our customers so one to one tuition is the norm at no extra charge.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beads” (9 reviews)
“project” (3 reviews)
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7 Red Lion Yard, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1AW, England
+44 1837 657614
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a lovely shop. Really nice yarns and the owners are incredibly helpful, it's great to have something like this in Okehampton. Donna is really encouraging and I need to book a class to learn to finish my knitting projects off better. I'm not...More

1  Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a great shop to visit if you are in Okehampton and like knitting. They have some unusual yarns and even yarn from Dartmoor sheep. The staff are very helpful, and if you are only looking for a small project they have lots of...More

2  Thank Valerie342
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I have just had an amazing 3 hour glass bead making workshop this week that I enjoyed so much I returned today for more intuition. Friendly, helpful and encouraging. I'm already planning my next visit. The shop has a great selection of wools, beads, craft...More

1  Thank Ruththy9
Garry Y, Owner at The Woolly Beader, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Wow, thank you. What a fabulous review! Incidentally, your latest Beach Bead is looking VERY lush.

Reviewed 15 November 2015

Good place to take little girls on a rainy day. Staff are helpful and have classes and demonstrations, only criticism was that my wife , who is a serious crafter, thought their pricing was a bit steep.

Thank John G
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Lovely shop with knowledgeable staff and a massive range of beads and jewelry making items. Could spend hours - and a small fortune - looking at all the extensive range in stock there. They also run courses showing you how to make your own jewelry...More

Thank Cerris1
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I visited this shop recently and mentioned that I had a problem with the cord in your dotty bracelet kit that I had purchased and was prepared to purchase some more to try again. You very kindly gave me some purple leather cord and this...More

1  Thank EllieI1970
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Rockin Beads is a great bead shop... But they also have wool and patterns and block printing and silver clay supplies. You want to just hang out and plan your project there and you have space to do so.. Tables are available as well as...More

1  Thank Manngo
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I've written before and promised an update after a silver clay class. Class was excellent and I produced a great pair of silver earrings which I enamelled as well! I have since been back to their new shop in Okehampton which is a bigger, brighter...More

1  Thank Labute
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Like to pop in here when going thru Tavi, they will have relocated to Okehampton now. Nice choice, reasonable prices, friendly and helpful owners.

2  Thank Historylovergirl
Reviewed 31 December 2012

I was surprised to find this little gem of a place on a recent visit to Okehampton. Large and varied stock; helpful and knowledgeable staff who also put on teaching courses. Well worth a detour to visit if you are even remotely interested in beads.

3  Thank GrumpsDC
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