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Welcome to our new website! We're adding new products all the time.
Material Needs Haberdashery Wool Shop in Burnham on Sea

Welcome To Material Needs

One of the last-standing traditional haberdasheries.
About Us
Stacked Range of Balls of Wool/Yarn

The Largest Range Of Yarn In The South West

We're proud to keep a massive range of colours, blends, and brands of yarn in store to suit every crafter's needs.
Shop Our Yarn
Handmade Macrame, Knitted Jumpers, and Cushion

A Team Of Crafters

Our staff all enjoy crafting and are happy to provide recommendations and advice. Pop in whenever you need a hand with your projects and repairs.
See our Staff Recommendations for our Favourite Products
Material Needs Is On Facebook and Instagram

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for daily updates, special offers and project ideas to keep busy crafting.
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Give Us A Call

01278 794751

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On UK orders over £30

Opening Hours

9am to 5pm

Find Us

79 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1PE

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Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks, and Knitting Bags

We Stock...

Yarn, Knitting & Crochet Accessories, Fabrics, Craft Materials, Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Children's Crafts, Felting Materials, Name Tags, Ribbons and Buttons.

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

We have many more products available in store than are currently set up online. Call us on 01278 794751 to find out if we have what you need (we probably do!) and order over the phone.

Sewing Club

Come along on Tuesdays from 7 to 9pm. Bring your own dress-making project and support is available. Contact Gaye for more details on 07904 044571 or

Gift Vouchers and Loyalty Cards

A gift voucher from Material Needs is the perfect present for your crafty friend. Ask at the till for your new loyalty card and get 10% off your next purchase when your card is full!

The U3A Embroidery Group

U3A Embroidery

We're a small, self-help group who do cross stitch, freehand embroidery, and tapestries. Meeting alternate Thursday mornings from 10 to 12 at Material Needs. Contact Heather on 07708 054915 for more information.

Knit 'N' Natter

Knitting, crochet, whatever you fancy hand-crafts on Wednesday and Saturday mornings 10 to 12. New friends are always welcome. Bring your problems and your achievements. For further details contact the shop or Barbara Latchem on facebook or at

Alterations, Repairs, Curtains, and Blind Making

"I'm making a snuggly jumper with Wool and the Gang's Alpachino Merino Chunky Yarn collection. It's soft, it's chunky,it's quick to knit, and it's definitely worth the price."


"I find Clover's Long Hot Hemmer really useful for making hems. It saves you having to measure anything and makes hemming really quick."


"I like King Cole's Footsie Sock Yarn collection because it's a lightweight yarn that makes good socks and is lovely to knit with."


"A choice of buttons is the key to attractively finishing off any garment. We don't sell our buttons online yet but come in-store to see our amazing range"


"I love having a good reference book like 'How to Embroider' for my freehand embroidery projects so I can choose the right stitch and use the diagrams to see how to make them."


"I'm using the Stylecraft Special Chunky Yarn collection because it's nice to crochet and has a great variety of colours for my mood blanket project."


Use Our Gallery To Take A Virtual Tour Of Our Shop...

Sewing needles, pins, and accessories for sale
Bolts of Patterned and Plain Fabric
Colourful ribbons and bias binding
Machine Cotton Thread
Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, and Craft Books
Balls of wool / yarn
Colourful buttons for individual sale
Cross Stitch Kits and Embroidery Hoops
Sewing Boxes
Felting and Craft Equipment

Yarn Brands We Have In Store

King Cole Logo
Sirdar Logo
Stylecraft Logo
Rico Design Logo
West Yorkshire Spinners Logo
Wool And The Gang Logo
Wendy Wools Logo
Wendy Wools Peter Pan Logo
Erika Knight Logo
Robin Yarn Logo
James C. Brett Logo
Schachenmayr Regia Logo
Anchor Yarn Logo
Bergere De France Logo
DMC Logo

Fabric Brands We Have In Store

Stack of patterned liberty fabric bolts
Moda Fabrics Logo
Liberty Fabrics Logo
Tilda Fabrics Logo
Nutex Logo
Rico Design Logo
Michael Miller Fabrics Logo
Timeless Treasures Fabric Logo
Stella Fabric Designs Logo
Riley Blake Fabric Designs Logo
Material Needs Haberdashery and Wool/Yarn Shop Logo

What Our Customers Say...

Thought I would pop in and have a look - Wow!! I forgot what an Aladdins Cave of goodies you have :D staff lovely and friendly. Was given a loyalty card which I will use next time I'm in.

Julie Miller

Very quick service from ordering to delivery. Vacuum packed wool! What a fab idea for cheaper postage. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.

Zoë Richardson

Excellent staff. Great amount of knowledge. Will try to help and if they can't they'll do their best to find an answer.

Jocelyn Flower

Welll worth a visit, very friendly. They take time to serve you with anything they have in the shop. If you see a pattern they get the wool for you... I give you 8 stars! So much to see in your shop.

Heather McKenny

What appears to be a very small shop from the outside is surprisingly bigger on entry. Once inside I was greeted by a polite and friendly couple behind the counter. The item I required was easy to find among a wide range of haberdashery and crafting items. I would highly recommend a visit to any serious crafter.

Glen H.

Having been let down by another shop, I found Material Needs. They were amazing and had my order delivered in less than 24 hours.

Jane D.