Our last shop profile for this year’s Great London Yarn Crawl will no doubt please those knitters and crocheters who are also sewists. Located in Islington (a short five minute walk from Camden Passage and Loop) is Ray Stitch, filled with fabric and haberdashery to fulfill all your sewing needs.
Pop into the pattern nook and you’re sure to find what you’re looking for amongst the drawers and shelves of patterns. Traditional, brands such as Butterick, Burda, Vogue and Simplicity sit alongside indie pattern companies like Made by Rae, Papercut, Made London, Colette, Merchant and Mills, and more!
The haberdashery department is also full to the brim with just about everything you could possibly need or want for your project. From thread and zippers to buttons, pins, seam guides, stitch rippers and thimbles there are cunning tools you didn’t even know you needed!
But it’s the fabric selection at Ray Stitch that really shines and makes a trip to this shop so worthwhile. From Merchant and Mills linens to Japanese double gauze from Kokka and Nani Iro, to oilcloth and sequined party fabrics, to seersucker and pinstripe shirting - you’re sure to find something to suit your project - or perhaps a new one?
If you’re new to sewing or wanting a refresher to improve your skills, the Ray Stitch sewing school can sort you out with their fantastic classes and workshops. Start right at the beginning with the basics, make a project bag, or learn to recreate a favourite, much-loved garment from your own wardrobe. There are excellent workshops with guest tutors too such as Celia Pym, Forest + Found, and Stewart Easton.
We can’t wait to see what you all find on this year’s Great London Yarn Crawl! Don’t forget to tag us to your photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #greatlondonyarncrawl so that we can follow along in the fun!