The Wool Merchant

The Wool Merchant is a small independent wool shop based in Dartington. We focus on high quality, natural fibre yarns for hand knitting and crochet. The shop is a sumptuous riot of colour, nestled deep in the Devon countryside.

October 2021 update Re-opening


Despite the state of the signage on site and the tempory situation with the empty shop next to us.

We appologise for looking as though we have gone......we have not, we are very much still here and are increasing our opening hours.

We are very happy to welcome Sam who has just joined our little team.

Our new opening hours are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10.00 a.m - 4.00p.m.

Also alternate Mondays for October and Novenber.

I can also come in for appointments on Sundays if required.

During December we will be open on Sundays rather than Mondays leading up to Christmas.

You can still contact me either by email or by phone. You can leave a message on the shop phone (01803 866499) or please feel free to call me on my home number which is 01364 642228

Stay safe,

Very best wishes Dawn

Our Plan To Keep You Safe
  • Please sanitise your hands with the sanitiser provided before entering the shop.
  • We request that you wear either your own mask or one of the disposable masks provided AND a visor which we will sanitise between each customer use.
  • Maximum of four customers in the shop at any one time.
  • Whilst in the shop please be respectful of our staff and other customers by keeping your distance.
  • If you are vulnerable or just plain nervous please let us know and we will arrange for you to have time in the shop to yourself.
  • Payment by card is preferred in the shop but cash can be taken if necessary. We are also still able to take payment by bank transfer if you are needing to order from me at home during times when the shop is not open.
  • We can still offer a delivery service locally to those who cannot or would prefer not to come into the shop. I can also bring a small selection of yarns for you to choose from.

So that’s the plan for the new normal, we very much look forward to seeing you all once again.

Stay safe and keep caring for each other.

Dawn and the team

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Shinners Bridge




NEW OPENING HOURS (to be reviewed regularly) from 28th July 2020

Tuesdays: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Wednesday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Thursdays: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Saturday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Tel: 01803 866499