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22nd June 2017

British Knitting & Crochet Awards

We still can`t quite believe that in only our first year of trading, SMD Knitting has been nominated for a category in the prestigious British Knitting & Crochet Awards. These awards are organised by Let`s Knit and Let`s Get Crafting magazines who receive thousands of responses each year which are counted and narrowed down to a shortlist for each category so just being on the shortlist for a category, any category is a huge compliment. A big thank you to the organisers and a massive THANK YOU!! to those of you who took the time and nominated us, definitely #bestcustomersintheworld. This is fantastic recognition of an SMD team effort that certainly makes it all worthwhile although it does feel strange to see our name listed amongst the nominees for an award in which we have cast our own votes in previous years.

The awards have a wide range of categories which are banded in both national and local groups which means that smaller independents can share the stage with the big conglomerate types in the industry. As well as the regular categories for brands and suppliers, there are categories for your favourite designer, blogger, books, events and for the first time this year, favourite charity campaign.

In 2015, over 13,000 of you had your say and last year, over 14,000 votes were counted so 15,000 has to be the target this year, don`t you think? The organisers have mentioned that this year in particular, they have been inundated with suggestions for the shortlists so 15,000 plus must be achievable.

Please use the link below to vote in each category for whoever you think is most deserving so we can recognise those companies and individuals in this wonderful industry who make it what it is. Or as an alternative incentive, the organisers are offering four prizes including £250.00 to be spent at buyagift.com and also knitting and crochet bundles.

Oh, and if you are looking for us, we’re under the Best Local Independent Yarn Store – Wales category.

Vote for us for a chance to win!