Prominent Felixstowe Craft Shop Falls Victim to Corona Virus

A prominent Felixstowe Craft Shop is the first High Street business in Felixstowe to cease trading due to the Corona Virus.

The Thrifty Thistle, Owned by renowned local Glynis, is closing its doors for good due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

The shop opened up in Hamilton road in 2013- Check out our interview with Glynis which we filmed on the 1st of June 2013.

In a heart breaking post on the Thrifty Thistle’s Facebook page, Glynis said;

‘Sadly, due to the Corona virus lock-down & having to close for isolation, I have decided to cease trading The Thrifty Thistle. It’s very disappointing & sad that the journey must end here, as there were many more plans in the pipeline that were going to happen this year.’

‘Since yesterday (Monday 1st of June) I have started the closing down sale. As we are still faced with social distancing issues that are currently in place & will be for the some time to come, so I’ve decided to start it off with an online sale through The Thrifty Thistle Facebook page.’

‘It will solely be first come first serve for items, & as soon as you have paid for them over the phone with a card payment, we will then put them to one side for you to collect, or a weekly delivery.’

‘This is your chance to pick up a really great bargain, as generally the price of yarn, fabrics & haberdashery has gone up due to the demand in recent weeks. So, to keep your untouched reserves high & the projects flowing watch us & grab yourself a bargain!’

‘The shelving is also up for sale, 2 very large cutting tables (great for a sewing club or large sewing room) & other fittings available. Just message if you’re interested in any of those, but please don’t message me about any purchases until after 1st of June.’

‘Last of all I’d like to thank everyone who has been instrumental in the past & recently for helping me build this business, as it wouldn’t have been what it is without you. (You all know who you are – you lovely kind generous people!)’

‘I also want to thank all of the wonderful customers that did come through my shop door & make me feel that my efforts & my staff & helpers work was truly appreciated & I’m very sad that I won’t feel cheered with chat & laughter as I was on a daily basis.’

‘Oh, & never stop crafting, it’s a balancing sanity for your mental well being!

Glynis & The Thrifty Thistle Team’

Felixstowe & Suffolk News wishes Glynis and the team all the best for the future.

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