The following shops are participating in the 2018 Great London Yarn Crawl. Click on the shop name to be taken to their website.
COMING SOON! The west side has long been needing a yarn shop and we're excited that Tribe Yarns will be opening in Richmond and joining us for the first time this year! A beautiful, funky space, Tribe Yarns embodies the carefree vibe of owner Milli and has a wide and varied selection of yarns planned from Erika Knight, Blue Sky Fibers, SweetGeorgia Yarns and more. A special pop-up with Mrs. Moon yarns is planned for the GLYC. Tribe Yarns opens August 15th.
Tucked into lovely Islington is Ray Stitch, a heavenly fabric shop for the multi-craftual yarn crawler! Ray Stitch has a delightful haberdashery of ribbons and buttons and trims but their fabrics - wow! Popular fabric finds include Nani Iro and Hokka from Japan, Cotton + Steel from the America as well as Dashwood Studio and Cloud 9 Organics. Ray Stitch has recently moved across the road to a brand new and bigger shop space!
Sharp Works in Herne Hill carries an extensive range of yarns and patterns, with something for every taste and budget. Yarns include Manos del Uruguay, Mirasol, Noro, Artesano and Louisa Harding, and are supplemented by a wide range of tools and haberdashery.
Just steps from Forest Hill station in SE London, we are thrilled to welcome Stag & Bow to the Great London Yarn Crawl! Stag & Bow bill themselves as 'purveyors of craft, history and haberdashery' and we're sure you'll find lots to tempt you in this charming shop. Offerings also include both yarns and fabric as well as an extensive selection of buttons and haberdashery and items made by local makers.
Originally begun as a fabric shop, the Village Haberdashery continues to expand their yarn selections. Annie now carries Madeleintosh, Spud & Chloe, Blue Sky Alpacas, Koigu and Toft yarns. The shop also stocks a delicious collection of fabric and patterns, with all the accompanying haberdashery you could want. The Village Haberdashery is now located almost directly across from West Hampstead tube.
Located in Clapton, shop owner Anna has a commitment to natural fibres, British sourced materials and independent dyers and spinners. The shop carries a wide range, including The Wool Kitchen, Travelknitter, Kalinka, Town End Alpaca, Frangipani Guernsey, DeRerum Natura, Isle Yarns and more!
Fabrications is the brain child of owner Barley Massey. This shop embodies Barley's belief that craft can create positive change in the world. She has collected a selection of products that supports her passion for sustainable community and locally sourced materials. With commercial handspun yarns, knitting accessories, sewing machines and notions, and a selection of upcycling kits, Fabrications has plenty to inspire and motivate your next crafting adventure!
A bit of a different take on yarn can be found at Handweavers, which is a weaving-focused shop. In addition to cones of gorgeous yarns suitable for weaving or knitting and crochet, the shop stocks a wide selection of spinning fibres and shelves of books! There are also spinning wheels and looms available for classes and demonstrations.
Perennial GLYC favourite Knit with Attitude is back again this year, with plenty of yarn and crafty goodies for Yarn Crawlers! Maya has expanded her range of yarns while still keeping with the shop's focus on ethical and eco-friendly products; yarns include Wool and the Gang, Hedgehog Fibres, John Arbon, SweetGeorgia, Vaxbo Lingarn, Nurturing Fibres and The Fibre Co., to name a few.
A London institution, Liberty has been a fixture on Great Marlborough Street since 1924. This beautiful building is home to the iconic Liberty print and their haberdashery department features row upon row of the fabrics. Also in the haberdashery department is a wide selection of Rowan yarns and fabrics, as well as buttons, trims, kits, and more.
Loop sources top of the line yarns and tools from all over the world, including a number of brands not seen in other London shops. They are the European flagship store for Brooklyn Tweed and Quince & Co yarns, as well as having a regular stock of Wollmeise. Other yarns on hand include Alchemy, Blue Sky Alpacas, Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Eden Cottage Yarns and Habu.
Now under new ownership, Nest continues to be a favourite shop of Yarn in the City. Owner Gen has injected new yarns, independent sewing patterns and fabrics into Nest’s repertoire. Yarns include Navia, Toft Alpacas, Erika Knight, BC Garn, Woolyknit, and Adriafil, as well as the eponymous line of undyed yarns, Nest Naturals. Their sewing pattern lines include Little Woolie, Oliver + S children’s patterns, Gather and The Maker’s Atelier.