The Ripping Yarns website is a curated selection of beautiful yarns, patterns and accessories to inspire you to create your own hand knitted and crocheted items. Everything on the site has been carefully selected to ensure you enjoy your project, whether you are new to the craft, or have been knitting for many years.

Ripping Yarns was founded by Angela Morton in 2012 when she took on a small retail unit in the picturesque seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Since then she has moved to premises three times the size, and has not only grown the range of yarns available, but also a very loyal customer base.

Alongside Angela works her sister Sheila and friend Kay in the shop. As the success of the shop continued, Angela decided it was time to bring Ripping Yarns to the internet, so people who visit the shop on their holidays can keep enjoying the experience of shopping and crafting with us. So now, tucked away in an office at the back of the shop are Angela's children, Sophie and Jack, who work on this website. 

All of us here at Ripping Yarns want you to have the best possible experience shopping with us online or in person. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our service please do not hesitate to contact us at rippingyarnsonline@gmail.com.