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About Sweet Ginger Emporium



Sweet Ginger is a crafty shop in Ramsey on the Isle of Man. A happy collaboration between two friends- Julie James and Ciara Kilgallon- it opened in May 2011.

Both of them loved making things and exploring unusual and quirky shops. Neither of them is quite sure how they came to open a shop of their own though. It was one of those journeys where things just happened at the right time and in the right place. So they did.

The shop is now full to overflowing with gorgeous crafty things- specialist yarns and knitting accessories, felt and felting equipment, buttons new and vintage, ribbons, craft kits, books, bags, cards, exotic trims from India, locally-made cards and gifts and all manner of treasures.

However beautiful and unusual fabrics is probably what Sweet Ginger is best known for, On an Island where 10 miles is a very long way fabric addicts often make a special journey to see what's new. The girls find ordering what they both like works for them and their customers- any disagreement is solved democratically by a quick round of “rock, paper scissors”.

A successful Facebook page has spread the word far and wide and so, giving in to demand they launched a website where crafters further afield can experience and purchase Sweet Ginger goodies.

Sweet Ginger is 7 years old now. It has been a wonderful time. Special mention to Estelle who has been with us a long time, and new recruits Jay and Jen.

Our opening hours are 09.30-17.00 Monday to Saturday, including most Bank Holidays.