About Us

Welcome to Mavis of Bushey, a locally-owned needlework shop that has been serving the community for over 85 years!

We are proud to offer an extensive selection of high-quality needlework supplies, including fabrics, threads, yarns, embroidery kits, patterns, and more. Our selection is available both online and in-store, making it easy for customers to shop with us no matter where they are.

In addition to our wide range of products, we also offer classes in knitting and crocheting for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors provide a supportive and inclusive environment where students can learn new techniques and hone their skills.

For over 85 years, Mavis has been a constant delight not only for knitters who can choose from a wide range of brands, but also for those interested in embroidery, tapestry and crochet. Our friendly staff are always on hand to offer expert guidance and assistance, and we strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for those of all skill levels.

History of Mavis

'Mavis' was originally established in November 1935 by Mavis Conquest, and described as a wool and art needlework shop. When Mavis retired it was run by her son Michael, and his wife Pam. In March 2021 upon Michael's retirement the shop was taken over by a new owner, Sarah Waite.

Sarah has lived with her family in Bushey for over 30 years and was delighted to have the opportunity to continue the Mavis tradition in Bushey.

In March 2021, Sarah introduced a new line in Dress Fabric, alongside the Haberdashery and Yarns, plus a new online store to keep 'Mavis' at the heart of the Bushey community and to give new customers from further afield the opportunity to benefit from Mavis' experience and service.

Mavis is staffed by an experienced and knowledgeable team, who worked recently at a well known Watford department store fabrics department (you know who...). Mavis is well placed to continue serving Bushey and beyond for another 80+ years!

Mavis Conquest outside her shop

Mavis Conquest outside the shop