THERE will be ‘tears and lots of love’ at a much-loved town centre store, as it closes its doors for good this Saturday.

Crafty Stitches, located on Witton Street, announced it would be closing last month due to the financial strain created by the pandemic and the ever-increasing cost of living crisis.

The family-run wool and craft shop has been part of town’s high street for the last 24 years, but its history as a wool shop goes back to 1946, when it started out as West Wools after the Second World War.

Manager Louise Hough and her mum Joan Hubbard said they were truly heartbroken and saddened to have to make the decision.

Their closing down sale officially ends tomorrow, Saturday, when the shop will be open 9am until 4pm.

Announcing the update on social media, Louise and Joan said: “Our sale officially ends this Saturday, when we will be closing our doors one last time at Crafty Stitches.

“We would love for you to join us in saying goodbye to our wonderful shop.

“No doubt there will be many tears, lots of love and laughter too, but remember that Crafty Stitches wouldn’t have been the same without you.

“So, if you’re after a last-minute bargain or want to just say hi, then come down and see us.

“There is still a fair bit of stock in the shop, so take a look around when you’re in as you might find something you’ve never seen before.”