Visit the Countess Ablaze dye studio


You can visit our showrooms in Manchester Northern Quarter at 21 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JJ. This is not a traditional yarn shop but a functioning dye studio and the only yarn sold is our own. 

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.

There are two showrooms on the ground and first floor. The building is DDA compliant with a lift and wheelchair access throughout. The top floor dye studio is not open to the public and we do not hold tours.

As this is a showroom and production space spread over three floors, we operate on a buzzer system. Please press the buzzer to gain entry and one of us shall let you in. All the businesses on our complex operate the same way and it keeps our staff (and yarn!) safe as we're not a traditional shop.

We run a knit group on Saturdays from 1pm. This is £2.00 each and refreshments are provided. We also have free WiFi for customers. If you want to hang out and knit in the studio, this is the time to do it.


IMPORTANT: The Countess has ASD, and as such would struggle to accommodate groups due to the excess numbers or additional attention. Also,we need to consider fire regulations regarding capacity.

Group visits of less than 5 may be able to attend knit group (after confirmation from Countess Ablaze Ltd.), so long as prior notice is given several weeks beforehand through our contact page.

Group visits of 5 or more, sadly cannot be accommodated at the knit group due to the above, so we would encourage the group to visit the studio for shopping only, and socialising to occur in one of the many cafes in Manchester's surrounding Northern Quarter.