Ok yarn fans, are you ready for the Great London Yarn Crawl???
The Yarn Crawl kicks off on Sunday, so it’s time to get your Citymapper apps working overtime and plan your attack! To help kick off the party, we’ve got a few updated events, reminders and some route suggestions to get you on your way.
From the Events page: Ida’s House will be open for Yarn Crawlers on Sunday, 1st September with a trunk show for you to try on and enjoy!
And don’t forget to sign up for the Interknitty Express tours on Saturday, 7th September from the East London Yarn Triangle and Tribe! If you need a class, check out The Village Haberdashery, Knit with Attitude and Wild & Woolly to learn something new.
Many of the shops are offering discounts to Yarn Crawlers or have special goodies planned - like Liberty and a specially designed brioche cowl pattern that will be free for all yarn crawlers! But don’t forget to bring your GLYC 2019 passport to be able to take advantage of all the savings on offer!
If you’re planning a big day out and visiting lots of shops all in one go, don’t forget to pack water, snacks and wear your comfy shoes. If you need more suggestions for how to get ready for a big day out, check out our post about preparing for the GLYC. Most importantly, don’t forget to get your passport stamped at each shop you visit and send us your passport after the crawl to be entered in the drawing for our awesome door prizes!
Need some ideas about how to visit the shops? We’ve got some route suggestions for you!
If you’re coming from the west side, why not start off at Tribe Yarns in Richmond before heading into town to hit the hallowed halls of Liberty. A short jaunt on the Jubilee line can get you up to The Village Haberdashery for a bit more sewing fun, to round out the day.
If you’re a spinner, don’t miss The Handweavers Studio and Gallery before hopping on a bus to Knit with Attitude and the rest of the East London Yarn Triangle.
Feeling energetic? Start with Stag & Bow and Sharp Works in South London, before heading into Islington for the double whammy of Loop and Ray Stitch - then finish off your epic day with Slipstich London near Ally Pally! And don’t forget Ida’s House south of Croydon for an extended GLYC geographical spread.
We hope you are ready for next week, and that you have a wonderful time! Don’t forget to post your GLYC2019 moments on social media - use the hashtags #greatlondonyarncrawl, #glyc2019 and #yitcyarnadventures to share the fun!