A CROCHETER has finally fulfilled a dream of opening her own wool shop in the town centre.

Fiona Ellerker has always wanted to open her own shop but suffered health problems.

Now, after a lot of dedication she has officially opened Nanna’s Yarn Barn in Red Lion Yard, Colchester.

She was inundated with customers on her first day of opening and is excited about what the future holds.


She said: “I have dreamt of this for 20 odd years and I’ve eventually managed to do it.

“About two years ago I was on crutches and couldn’t get into my wool shop as I couldn’t get up the stairs, so that gave me a push to open my own shop.”

Fiona said: “When we have settled we are going to start offering classes. We have had so many people in asking if we could teach them.”