Habu Textiles

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Mon - Sat:
12:00PM - 04:00PM

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by Lisa on Monday, Sep 08 2014 at 06:53PM PDT

Habu Textiles has moved to 99 Madison Ave. it's just a small space the size of an office and her selection was limited. But she was happy to help me with the items she did have on hand. It felt awkward because I felt like I was in her way. I don't think the space was 10x15, it was small. She did mention that she is moving the bulk of the business to Denver.


by YangladaSan on Saturday, Jan 19 2013 at 03:07PM PST

Excellent shopping experience for the adventurous and someone who doesn't require a shop worker breathing down their neck. The yarn is exquisitely unique and the selection varies frequently enough to give me an excuse to keep visiting. It's my #1 shopping spot for summery yarns. A few things to keep in mind: 1 -HABU is located inside a building in the Garment District but you don't have to sign into security or anything (just take the elevator to the 8th floor). 2 - Depending on when you visit, there will be no staff on the showroom floor--for service ring the old-school bell, you'll see it at the end of the table in the middle of the room. 3 - If you don't see enough of what you need out in the showroom, it's likely they have it in back and will wind however much you'll need for your project onto one cone (less ends to weave!). I highly recommend visiting.


by asa138 on Tuesday, Apr 13 2010 at 11:22AM PDT

Not my cup of tea, but if you are into thin yarn, this is the place for you.


by Rachelle on Wednesday, Apr 07 2010 at 10:56PM PDT

I love going to Habu! Many of the yarns are suitable for weaving so they are very thin, but can easily be doubled or tripled to gain a larger gauge (and the prices are good enough to be able to afford to do that). For lace knitters, this place is a paradise! The yarns feature out-of-the-ordinary fibers and they all have very unique textures. Definitely worth the trip! They also offer to wind the skein onto a cone for a $3 fee which is well worth it when purchasing some of the more delicate yarns. Every time I go to NYC I always look forward to going here!


by Janice on Monday, Jul 27 2009 at 08:18AM PDT

Very unusual shop! The yarn is displayed in baskets on the floor. Very clean and minimalist. The staff were gracious, but did not speak English very well, so were unable to assist me much with questions. I got a major score on a yarn I've been looking for for a particular pattern for years. A must see!


by anne14 on Sunday, Sep 07 2008 at 05:46AM PDT

A must see for out-of-towners. Gracious staff, and amazing yarns!!!!! These are Japanese yarns, many are made from unusual materials; paper, very fine stainless steel, bamboo, etc. You will see things here that no one else is manufacturing. A small and elegant space, well worth the trip.


by Anonymous on Monday, Apr 07 2008 at 11:35PM PDT

The selection is out of the ordinary and absolutely incredible for lace knitters, but allow a lot of time to sort out the somewhat confusing display. The service is extremely attentive but can be very un-rushed to the point of being slow.


by Anonymous on Monday, Oct 29 2007 at 08:48AM PDT

Unique yarns - they are fun to knit with and beautiful to look at. I've made numerous garments.

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