Knitting community fabric

11 October 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on Knitting community fabric|

FOR the past 27 years The Wool Shop at Moonah has been a hub for knitters, weavers and other crafty locals in the northern suburbs who want to connect with like-minded people.

The much-loved store will continue to connect creatives under the stewardship of new owner Liz Toohey, who was a customer at The Wool Shop for 18 years before taking over the business last month.

“I grew up in the area having access to The Wool Shop and the skills of the women partaking in social knitting groups,” she said.

“So when previous owner Maree Davey decided to sell, it just felt right.

“The Moonah Wool Shop is fundamental to the community, and I want to keep it going for generations to come.”

Liz said the store is a staple in the Moonah community.

“Every week we run multiple social knitting groups that simply aim to bring keen knitters together in a safe space,” she said.

“The social knitting groups are open to everyone, so we encourage anyone that is looking to connect with people in the community or who wants to practise knitting to come along for a session.”

Long-term owner Maree Davey said she couldn’t be happier to see the business move forward with someone as passionate and community focused as Liz.

“Liz has been a customer for nearly 20 years, so it feels like I am handing it over to family,” she said.

“She is very passionate about knitting and her knowledge of the craft is extensive, so I feel as if The Wool Shop is in very safe hands.

“Liz is very active in the social knitting groups, and I can see them growing in the future with her guidance.”

To find out more about The Wool Shop and the social knitting groups visit

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