Take a left out of the Richmond train station and wander up Richmond Hill to find Tribe Yarns, which opened its doors in time for last year’s GLYC and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
This cozy shop is packed to the roof with gorgeous yarns, haberdashery and tools for wool crafters of every kind. Owner Milli is on a mission to provide a making community that celebrates creativity and inspiration in every way. On the walls of her shop, you’ll find yarns from companies such as Habu, Melbourne Woolens, SweetGeorgia Yarns and Manos, British stalwarts West Yorkshire Spinners, Mrs Moon, Kate Davies Designs and baa ram ewe, and gorgeous indie dyers like Bear in Sheep’s Clothing, Qing Fibre, easyknits, Trava & Wool and Spectrum Fibre.
Once you’ve picked up your new yarn babies, you can supplement your needle or hook collection or find the perfect project bag or buttons. Tribe also stocks pins and needles, scissors, stitch markers and beads for the perfect finishing touch for your project. Need an enamel pin, a wrist ruler, a yarn bowl or some amazing jewelry? Then Tribe is your place, with gifts for every crafter!
If you’re looking to learn a new craft, brush up on your skills or just want to find a group to hang with, Tribe’s got a class or workshop for you. Their popular knit night is held every 2 weeks, and the calendar is full of upcoming classing in dyeing, weaving, top down sweaters, shibori, colourwork and many more. Check out their Events page for all the details.
No matter what your project or current make, Tribe has something you’ll need! During the GLYC, the first 50 Yarn Crawlers in the shop will get an exclusive gift to go with the 10% discount being offered throughout the week. And don’t forget that Tribe is part of the Inter Knitty Express Tours with the East London Yarn Triangle on Saturday, September 7 - book your free tour on the ELYT website here. You can find all of the shop events and discounts on our website.