At Nest you’ll find beautiful tools and materials for knitting, crocheting, felting and sewing, alongside a handpicked range of homewares, gifts and cards.

Whether you’re a maker yourself or want to support other makers, everything we source is chosen to celebrate the glory of handmade. We also have a cosy snug where you can have a look through our books and ponder your next project, or gather for our knitting groups and social events. At the back of the shop we have plenty of space to spread out during courses.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have been knitting for years we look forward to welcoming you at Nest.

Genevieve West took over as the owner of Nest in January 2015.

Gen has been sewing and knitting since the age of eight. Her career has been varied – from teaching babies music to adults' dressmaking – but has always involved being creative.

Gen is passionate about passing the art of crafting on to children and also in using her talents for community and charity events. She has now been able to combine her love of sewing, crochet, knitting and teaching and is delighted to have been able to buy the shop where she was a regular customer.