Why are we doing this?
We have always had a policy of offering free and unlimited advice and support to knitters, regardless of what you are knitting or where you bought your wool and pattern from. Occasionally we are asked if we will take payment for the help we give, to which the answer has always been no, as we see this service as underpinning the spirit of the shop. We would no sooner charge for helping you with a dropped stitch as we would for looking around the shop.
At the same time we understand the impulse that knitters have, to reciprocate and share with other knitters. So when our neighbours, the booksellers Pages of Hackney, started their PAY IT FORWARD project to support low/no income readers with the cost of buying books, we thought that this could also be a great model for knitters both to share and pass on help they have received, with other knitters.
Using YARN FORWARD Tokens
Any knitter on a low/no income, is welcome to take a token from the board and use it towards whatever they are buying from the shop. No questions asked.
Whilst it is possible to purchase YARN FORWARD tokens online, it is not possible at this stage to spend them online. They can only be used by knitters and crocheters who visit the shop in person.