GLYC 2019 Shop Profile: Ida's House

With the changes to this year’s Great London Yarn Crawl and the new DIY format we’re excited to add a shop to our roster that was just a little to far to include before in the previous day-long version of the event.

A cosy welcome awaits you at Ida’s House

A cosy welcome awaits you at Ida’s House

Ida’s House is a charming shop located in Caterham on the outskirts of London. Owner Jayne named the shop for her grandmother Ida, who had a haberdashery that Jayne would visit as a girl. Over the last few years she has built a diverse offering in the shop and a loyal following with a focus on British yarn companies of all sizes, modern designs and notions.

Isager yarns at Ida’s House

Isager yarns at Ida’s House

Brands carried at Ida’s House feature something for every budget including Baa Ram Ewe, West Yorkshire Spinners, Fine Fish Yarns, Isager, Sirdar and Stylecraft, among others. What we really love in the shop are all the adorable notions that no maker’s tool case should be without. Cunning little scissors, Lykke needles and Katrinkles ornaments and stitch markers are among the selections available. (You should see the door prize Jayne has sent - your notions kit is going to love it!)

Getting to Ida’s House is an easy train journey from London Bridge or East Croydon (good knitting and crocheting time!) but the shop has free parking a short walk from the shop too.