About Us

A warm welcome at the Bourton Basket

We’re a friendly sewing, knitting and needlecrafts shop in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The Bourton Basket

Whether you love quilting, dressmaking, knitting, crochet, cross stitch or any needlecraft, you’ll love our shop in the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water.


The Bourton Basket has been open since the late 1970s. On September 2, 2016 Trevor and Julie Yeardye took over as new owners of the shop and lots of changes have been made in the last year.
With new stock always being added, there are exciting times ahead for the shop.

As featured on Channel 5 – Starting Up, Starting Over

The series follows people looking for a new business and lifestyle change.

Watch the Bourton Basket on an upcoming episode of the Channel 5 series Starting Up Starting Over.

Camera crews followed Trevor and Julie Yeardye for six months, as they moved from their previous businesses in Hertfordshire to set up a new life in Bourton-on-the-Water and buying the Bourton Basket.

The series broadcast date will be confirmed, but you can watch it on MY 5 Channel 5 online.


Take a look around the Bourton Basket

Walk up and down the stairs, zoom in on all the wool, fabrics and even the buttons with our HD virtual tour.

Follow the arrows to change direction or use the compass icon.

If you really want to get lost in our shop – click the square icon (top right) to view this full screen.