Wool Centre – Boksburg

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I’m writing this post so that others looking for this lovely wool shop in Boksburg will find it more easily than I did.  I had heard that there was a good wool shop in Boksburg but had never seen it (despite passing it a good few times in the past).  I eventually got directions from a very helpful lady at the Boksburg Advertiser.  I’m going through a crafting my arse off stage, sewing kids clothes, making place mats and trying to finish a crocheted blanket for Fjord which I started when he was in utero.  If you are looking to find them here are the details.  The Wool Centre address is, corner of Trichardt Rd and Charl Cilliers with the shop entrance on Trichardt.  If you are travelling from the Sunward Park side of Boksburg toward East Rand Mall side Continue on Trichardt past the intersection with Jumbo booze shop about 2 traffic lights down they are on the right hand side.   Their phone no.  is 011 8924165.

The variety of wools is wonderful.  I just wish that my skill matched my enthusiasm and that I could knit more than pearl and garter stitch and knew more than 1 crochet stitch.  I left with wool to finish Fjord’s blanket and make a scarf for Domi.

Crochet book

By chance I later went into CNA and could not resist buying ‘The Art of Crochet’ set, at R9.95  the 1st book in the set it comes with a crochet hook, wool, dvd and some basic step by step instructions.  If these help to make me a more capable crocheter I’ll be paying regular visits to The Wool Shop.

Feb 2019 – The ladies at the Wool Centre helped me to work out how much yarn I would need to convert this pattern


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  1. Thank you very much for posting this, I have been looking for different wool shops nearby and it is very difficult to find them. Good luck on your projects and post some pics…

    • So glad my post helped you to find them!

      • I have just returned to Boksburg from KZN. I was in a lovely group called Stitch and Bitch in Pennington where we knitted/crocheted for Charity. I am looking for a friendly group to join so I can keep contributing to Charity

  2. Thanks so much this was really helpful

  3. Please give me email address for wool center in Boksburg

  4. Don’t make a mistake when you choose your colour they will not change it for you….not helpful at all….

  5. Good evening,
    Im looking for a crochet book with patterns for BOLRE’S. Please have you any suggestions where I may purchase such books in the East Rand.

    Thank you
    Linda van Wyk

  6. looking for more informasion on classes that will becomming up in future

  7. This is helpful. They are still operating? I ask because I will be coming from Secunda and shops open close from one day to the next. Thanks in advance

  8. I was there at the end of May and the shop was open and the shop was well stocked.

  9. I only buy my wool from this store. I phone them first to make sure that what I need they have in store and the shop is well stocked. Most of the time I order my wool and fetch later and they are so helpful in doing this

  10. Good Day i need some advise what other wool can i use to substitute Caron Simply Soft worsted weight (4) yarn

  11. good day
    i am from the welfare department of word and life church,boksburg
    i would like to find out if you give any donation of wool.we have a winter drive,where we supply old age homes and childrens homes,with beanies,scarfs and gloves.we havea group of ladies called wonders,wh are prepared to knit the beanies,scarfs and goves.
    how do i go about requesting wool,for above mentioned project

    many thanks

  12. Please quote me on the following specifications:

    1. 31 Pcs chrocht hooks kit x 20
    2. Knitting accessories x 10
    3. Thread snippers 3 in 1 scissors x 10
    4. Schemtz universal needles 12 x 5 ASTDTA3112/3/5 x 8
    5. Plastic tracing wheel & carbon paper x 8
    6. Patterns Burda;Vorgue;Butaric x 10
    7. Skirt elastic 25mm white x 50

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