Page updated 16th July 2017

Welcome to Emma Maye The Wool Boat for exclusive knitwear, photo art and knitting supplies. 

Where are we?  

This is the page which will tell you where we are now and where we hope to be soon.

 This is our plan, though it is subject to change, so please check with us before you set off to find us.  

               our phone no is  07931 356204 

                                      Emma Maye, The Wool Boat

   We've are now, at last out on our summer cruise around the 4 counties canal ring.

       4 Counties trip map 2017 

         OPENING HOURS at the moment are normally 10-4 to be assured of us being there and not cruised off or gone to the pub :-)

This week's planned opening places and times for The Wool Boat.

We are open in Rode Heath near Alsager in Cheshire this weekend 15th and 16th of July and plan to be at Westport Lake near Stoke on Trent next weekend.

On the Wool Boat

We've yarn and wool, double knitting 4 ply, chunky and cotton, we got colours red and blue, hues of yellows and greens blacks whites creams, fluorescents and twinkles, yarn for socks from Germany, lovely soft baby Llama from Peru yarn from Lazy Kate's spinning wheel, Lancashire yarn from sheep in Silverdale, Yarns from Brett's, Woolly knits Designer yarns West Yorkshire spinners, needles and notions, patterns and buttons wooden plastic big and small and toggles anor'al, we've gloves hats jumpers and cowls blankets for babies scarves for your neck, fingerless mittens for the gardening calendars Christmas cards, cards for all occasions French knitters and pom pom makers stitch holders, some dish cloth cotton………….. all on a nice and cosy narrow boat.  


When we moor in Parbold we normally are moored near the Windmill art Gallery and the Yours is the earth café

  We where open in Rishton East Lancashire over the weekend of 24th and 25th of September 2016   


Emma Maye open in Rishton 24th September 2016




            Gargrave in Yorkshire on the weekend of

                               13th and 14th of August 

We didn't move far in the week from 1st to 5th of August,  7 locks, a mile long tunnel from Barrowford to Foulridge, near Colne. We are moored ready to be open near Café Cargo for the weekend, conformation when we get there.

If you fancy a bit more of a walk around this area of Pendle, some suggestions are here on visit Pendle or for extra retail therapy we're not that far from Boundary Mill at Colne.


      Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th July at Wheelton

                                   near the top of the locks.

           Saturday and Sunday the 23rd and 24th July, Blackburn Canal Festival


As always this is a plan, which could be affected by circumstances beyond our control so it may change!!!please feel free to give us a ring on 07931 356204 to make sure where we are before you set out on a special trip to find us

If you are a group, or organize a club, or organization and would like us to make a stop in your town or village, perhaps for an evening visit to us please get in touch.

 Where have we been? and could return to...

We where open outside Botany Bay near Chorley on Wednesday, when it was car boot sale day, the 13th July

Emma Maye outside Botany Bay


Bank holiday weekend 28th to the 30th May 2016

Parbold in West Lancashire 

Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd May near the Running Horses pub, Balls Lane Lydiate open 10-5

We're where back at The Farmers Arms on New Lane near Burscough on Thursday afternoon open from 1-5 on 19th of May 2016 


The Wool Boat next returns to Parbold  quite often..

This was on Feb 7th 2016.

Hi All a pleasant morning here at Burscough Wharf and open until 4 today.

We are moored on the Mill Lane car park side of the canal where you are more likley to get a parking place than on the Wharf car park, and only a few yards until you are aboard the worlds only floating wool and yarn shop:-).

If you do come and visit us why not combine your trip with a pop into the building behind us in this picture to the Burscough Chandlery for your boating needs, which is also the base for the H and R Ainscough's Barge Restoration Project which has a fascinating display of pictures and memories from the H and R Ainscoughs corn mill and the boats that they used to use. For a idea of what they are about, the Facebook Page is here