New base for wool shop a hit

Verity Britton and Ross Stringer at Baa Ram Ewe's new home.
Verity Britton and Ross Stringer at Baa Ram Ewe's new home.
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A quirky new venture combining a knitting shop with a cafe is proving a hit with customers in Chapel Allerton.

Baa Ram Ewe shop moved from its popular base in Headingley last month to expand the business and now also includes independent Leeds cafe Out of the Woods.

Shop founder Verity Britton said: “A knitting shop which also houses a coffee shop is fairly unusual – there are only a couple in the whole of the UK – but the response from customers was overwhelmingly positive before we even opened.”

Cafe owner Ross Stringer said: “The move was the right opportunity for both of us. It’s an exciting place to be, with lots of independent businesses and plenty going on.”

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