The following shops are participating in the 2017 Great London Yarn Crawl. Click on the shop name to be taken to their website.
Now under new ownership, Nest continues to be a favourite shop of Yarn in the City. Owner Gen has injected new yarns, independent sewing patterns and fabrics into Nest’s repertoire. Yarns include Navia, Toft Alpacas, Erika Knight, BC Garn, Woolyknit, and Adriafil, as well as the eponymous line of undyed yarns, Nest Naturals. Their sewing pattern lines include Little Woolie, Oliver + S children’s patterns, Gather and The Maker’s Atelier.
NEW LOCATION! Tucked into lovely Islington is Ray Stitch, a heavenly fabric shop for the multi-craftual yarn crawler! Ray Stitch has a delightful haberdashery of ribbons and buttons and trims but their fabrics - wow! Popular fabric finds include Nani Iro and Hokka from Japan, Cotton + Steel from the America as well as Dashwood Studio and Cloud 9 Organics. Ray Stitch has recently moved across the road to a brand new and bigger shop space!
Sharp Works in Herne Hill carries an extensive range of yarns and patterns, with something for every taste and budget. Yarns include Manos del Uruguay, Mirasol, Noro, Artesano and Louisa Harding, and are supplemented by a wide range of tools and haberdashery.
Just steps from Forest Hill station in SE London, we are thrilled to welcome Stag & Bow to the Great London Yarn Crawl! Stag & Bow bill themselves as 'purveyors of craft, history and haberdashery' and we're sure you'll find lots to tempt you in this charming shop. Offerings also include both yarns and fabric as well as an extensive selection of buttons and haberdashery and items made by local makers.
NEW LOCATION! Originally begun as a fabric shop, the Village Haberdashery continues to expand their yarn selections. Annie now carries Madeleintosh, Spud & Chloe, Blue Sky Alpacas, Koigu and Toft yarns. The shop also stocks a delicious collection of fabric and patterns, with all the accompanying haberdashery you could want. The Village Haberdashery is now located almost directly across from West Hampstead tube.
Located in Clapton, Wild & Woolly have recently celebrated their first birthdya, and what a year it's been! Shop owner Anna has a commitment to natural fibres, British sourced materials and independent dyers and spinners. The shop carries a wide range, including Cascade, West Yorkshire Spinners, Louisa Harding and travelknitter.
Fabrications is the brain child of owner Barley Massey. This shop embodies Barley's belief that craft can create positive change in the world. She has collected a selection of products that supports her passion for sustainable community and locally sourced materials. With commercial handspun yarns, knitting accessories, sewing machines and notions, and a selection of upcycling kits, Fabrications has plenty to inspire and motivate your next crafting adventure!
Located on Alexandra Palace Road in Muswell Hill, Fringe has a wide range of products for Yarn Crawlers, from yarns to ribbons to knitted jewelry kits and finished item. Fringe is a shop, workshop and gallery space all rolled into one, with a focus on UK designer-makers and heritage crafts. They carry a range of yarns including Catherine Earnshaw Cashmere, Lopi, Juniper Moon and MillaMia, as well as gorgeous buttons and haberdashery.
A bit of a different take on yarn can be found at Handweavers, which is a weaving-focused shop. In addition to cones of gorgeous yarns suitable for weaving or knitting and crochet, the shop stocks a wide selection of spinning fibres and shelves of books! There are also spinning wheels and looms available for classes and demonstrations.
London LYS fixture I Knit, located a few minutes walk from Waterloo train station, has a shop crammed full of goodies. Yarns include Noro, Araucania, Fyberspates, Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop, Zauberball, and the house brand I Knit or Dye, dyed in the basement by owner Gerard.
Perennial GLYC favourite Knit with Attitude is back again this year, with plenty of yarn and crafty goodies for Yarn Crawlers! Maya has expanded her range of yarns while still keeping with the shop's focus on ethical and eco-friendly products; yarns include Wool and the Gang, Hedgehog Fibres, John Arbon, SweetGeorgia, Vaxbo Lingarn, Nurturing Fibres and The Fibre Co., to name a few.
Loop sources top of the line yarns and tools from all over the world, including a number of brands not seen in other London shops. They are the European flagship store for Brooklyn Tweed and Quince & Co yarns, as well as having a regular stock of Wollmeise. Other yarns on hand include Alchemy, Blue Sky Alpacas, Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Eden Cottage Yarns and Habu.