The Great London Yarn Crawl 2019

As you probably know, tickets for this year’s week-long edition of the Great London Yarn Crawl go on sale on Monday, 1 July at 10:00 am London time. While there aren’t any specific routes this year, the GLYC shops have pulled out all the stops to make sure the week is full of special events and offers to make your yarn crawling adventures amazing!

The awesome shops of the East London Yarn Triangle

The awesome shops of the East London Yarn Triangle

Let’s kick things off with the three shops that make up the East London Yarn Triangle. Fabrications will be hosting the amazing Erika Knight (the GLYC 2017 plenary speaker!) for a discussion of sustainable fibers on Friday night and a trunk show of her patterns on Saturday, 7th September. Throughout the week, Fabrications visitors will also get a free goody bag if they spend over £15.

Knit with Attitude has a great line up of workshops through the week, with £5 from each workshop participant going directly to Refuge! On Sunday 1st September, they will host a bookbinding workshop, with a weaving workshop with London Loom to follow on Wednesday the 3rd. GLYC Yarn Crawlers will get 10% off purchase during the event, and the shop will give out one random goody bag each day.

Wild & Woolly has two special events planned: an Indigo Blues Party on Wednesday, 4th September for anyone who wants to come try their hand at indigo dyeing, and the launch of the Made & Worn app (with a trunk show). Timing of the app launch is to be confirmed, but check back on the Events and Offers page for updates.

Richmond’s Tribe Yarns celebrates their 1st anniversary in September!

Richmond’s Tribe Yarns celebrates their 1st anniversary in September!

The three East London Yarn Triangle shops are also teaming up with Tribe Yarns in Richmond for guided tours on Saturday, 7th September. Details will be provided nearer to the start of the GLYC.

Sharp Works can be found in charming Herne Hill, south London

Sharp Works can be found in charming Herne Hill, south London

Sewing mavens Ray Stitch in Islington and Herne Hill’s Sharp Works will both be offering 10% off purchases during the event, and visitors to Sharp Works will also be able to check out some new patterns, discount vouchers and a lucky dip.

The Handweaver’ Studio offers many tools to help you expand your skills in the fibre arts

The Handweaver’ Studio offers many tools to help you expand your skills in the fibre arts

Back across the river the Handweavers Studio will be offering 5% off all yarns, fibres and drop spindles to yarn crawlers showing their passports during GLYC week. Be sure to check out their rainbow of amazing weaving yarns!

Have a wander through Islington’s Camden Passage to discover Loop

Have a wander through Islington’s Camden Passage to discover Loop

Loop is also offering a discount to yarn crawlers and will be putting forward an amazing prize too. Will you try to collect a stamp from all 12 participating shops?

Be sure to bring your GLYC passport on all your shop visits to be able to take advantage of these special offers and get your passport stamped to be entered into our door prize drawing on 15th September! Sadly we can’t collect items for Knit for Peace this year, but if you’d like to pull some together in the run up to the Yarn Crawl, you’ll find instructions on how to donate on their website here.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, 1st July, 2019 so mark your calendars and bookmark the ticket page!