We moved from Wakefield to Ripon and opened the North Light Studio in Kirkgate in 1994 as a place to work and exhibit paintings.
Our move to larger premises at 19 Kirkgate came in 2002. with my wife Dorothy joining me full time.
This move helped us to improve our ability to offer a bespoke framing service. We also were able to carry a varied stock of Winsor & Newton artists materials, Pro-Arte brushes and more.
We offer a large range of cross-stitch and tapestry kits Threads and Accessories from most well known brands.
Our rear room has been put over to a comprehensive selection of King Cole and Sirdar patterns and yarns. Our name change to Alan’s Gallery & Kirkgate Yarns has helped to indicate what is inside the box!
There is much to explore in store but do make time to experience Ripon, the friendly city with the heart of a village.
To find us stand with your back to the Cathedral and shout “Hello!”
We are situated at the eastern end of Kirkgate in the historic city of Ripon.
The building dates from 1650 so whilst access is flat from the road, one step separates the front room from the middle and the back rooms. So we are wheelchair and buggy friendly with a little care.
The nearest Car Park is the main one behind Sainsbury’s supermarket. A footway joins the Car Parks with Kirkgate.
The Gallery is at the front of the premises with the Art materials, (I am often seen at the easel by the door). Yarns and Cross-stitch are found in the rear room. A wall of Haberdashery sits comfortably with the extensive framing selection in the middle room.