YARN DAY: On Saturday, May 3, a Richmond wool shop will celebrate the first National Yarn Shop Day.

Knit Owl, in Frenchgate, Richmond, will be offering taster sessions, 10 per cent discount on all yarns, and spinning demonstrations.

Customers wishing to teach a child to knit will be able to pick up a free starter kit.

On Thursday, May 8, the shop will be showing off a wide selection of Bergere de France yarns and patterns, a representative of the company will be available and there will be special promotions.