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Notes

Normally held at the shop on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Hours

Tue - Wed:
11:00AM - 06:00PM
Thu:
11:00AM - 07:30PM
Fri - Sat:
11:00AM - 06:00PM
Sun:
12:00PM - 05:00PM

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very pretty store. Lots of Wollmeise, Shelter, Fibre Company, Eden Cottage, etc. luxury and handyed yarns. It's small and cramped, but very cozy. I didn't have any issue with staff, if I'd wanted help they were willing.

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by kenetha65 on Friday, Mar 21 2014 at 10:25PM CDT

It was a rainy night and they were busy when I got there, but they made me feel very welcome and made sure I found what I needed. (Novermber 2012)

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by Stickor-garn on Friday, Jan 17 2014 at 08:30AM CST

Best place ever.

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by StinaS on Saturday, Oct 26 2013 at 08:38AM CDT

Nice wools, but the shop is tiny and can feel cramped with only a couple of customers. The staff never seem to have any interest in helping or even smiling! I've had similar comments from pals, so don't think it is just me. A pity, since it is a handy location for me and the wool is nice. I'd rather take my business to a friendly shop though.

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by EllieVoss on Wednesday, Aug 28 2013 at 10:23AM CDT

If you're looking for a bargain, this shop may not be for you. But if you're looking for one of a kind, hand-dyed, beautiful yarn for that special project, then definitely stop by. They carry unique materials of excellent quality and I was very happy with what I took home. The shop itself is very lovely--lots of space to look around, big windows with lots of natural light (so you can really see the hue of the yarn), and comfy chairs to sit in. I also love the canvas tote bag they gave me with my purchase.

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by PinkElaine on Tuesday, Nov 06 2012 at 11:04PM CST

Even though the shop was busy on a Sunday I was able to ask the staff for ideas as to what I could knit with some of the yarn they were selling. They also suggested how many skeins I would need for the project I decided upon.
They have some lovely luxury yarns which I cannot get from my local yarn store. Worth a visit. Camden Passage is signposted from Angel tube station.

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by louhie on Wednesday, May 16 2012 at 06:05PM CDT

Loop is a lovely, bright, inviting shop with helpful friendly staff. Most beautiful selection of yarn I have yet found in London, though still checking a lot of the stores out.

There is a high turnover of the high end covetable yarns that only they stock, like the Madelientosh line, so finding the exact colour in enough hanks take a bit planning, and you may have to wait weeks/months for the motherlode to arrive. That said, they are really good about reserving specific yarns if requested and respond to email within a day.

The staff is welcoming to new knitters and one lovely lady spent quite some time going over what to look for in yarns regarding pilling with me! Quite an education. They also wound my yarn for free on a weekend.

Best selection of books in store I have seen as well, and a lovely space upstairs to browse. Worth the trip to Islington if you are not in the area.

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by Prick Your Finger on Wednesday, Feb 23 2011 at 06:31PM CST

There are many genre's in Rock n Roll and Loop rocks in a different way to our shop - like your sisters do...
Loop has a fantastic selection of luxurious yarns and it is in a great location. We look forward to our visits where we buy Aldi needles and other things which we don't stock.
Loop is run by the lovely Susan, who is passionate about colour and style.
A new little something from Loop, casting on over a coffee in Islington is a lovely day out.

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by sims76 on Thursday, Dec 16 2010 at 08:39AM CST

Nice shop, good selection of interesting wool, especially some lovely and very expensive sock wool that I just had to buy. We went on a Saturday and it was packed but they were friendly and helpful and my friend even managed to persuade them to turn her skein into a ball which they only usually do during the week when it is quieter.

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by elizabeth on Thursday, Dec 17 2009 at 09:51AM CST

I liked the flair of the shop and thought they had some interesting yarn but I didn't particularly think that the staff was helpful, or indeed, welcoming.

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by yarnartserious on Sunday, Dec 13 2009 at 04:03PM CST

This shop cheers me up every time I visit, it is an apealing space even when rammed full of fiber fetishists on a Saturday.

In my experience the staff are unfailingly pleasant, actively engaged and engaging. Having not needed to pester them for help (to date) I can't comment on that aspect of customer service. I just potter and chat if they are not crazy busy.

I tend make a decision on what I want to make and look at the website before I go to check that they have what I want. This approach limits my habit of making impulse purchases from their wide selection of tempting highend yarn.

The two classes I have attended delivered exactly what they promised.

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by Floderten on Saturday, Jun 20 2009 at 12:40PM CDT

I visited London recently and this was on my list of yarn shops to visit. I originally wasn't that excited, having read some okay reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised! The staff are very friendly and helpful (and love to chatter), they sprinted up and down the stairs to check for stock, I got some of my yarn wound for free (would've had all of it wound if my dad wasn't falling asleep in the chair outside) and they have a great selection of quality yarns.

If I had to put my finger on something, it was that the books weren't organised very well and that some of the stock (esp. in Rowan) seemed low, but those were minor things - I can get Rowan at home, so it was mostly to check out colours. I can definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking for a cozy, warm, quality yarn shop!

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by Anonymous on Friday, Feb 20 2009 at 02:10AM CST

I found loop a store for people who like coffee table knitting rather than real knitting. The yarn selection is ok but nothing special and it is much too small. Staff aren't particularly helpful

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by rosegirl on Monday, Sep 08 2008 at 12:00AM CDT

Thumbs up for loop from me too. Considering the size of the shop it's jam packed with interesting yarns as well as a lot of standard simple ones like debbie bliss and rowan that are the same prices as everywhere else. They're obviously into yarn in a big way and have always taken the time, busy or not, to help me find good substitutes for my projects. They're great and it has a lovely atmsophere.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 04 2008 at 01:01PM CDT

I love Loop too and it's my favourite shop- not just for knitting but to see all the beautiful things they find from designers who make great things using knit and crochet. I've always found the staff super frinedly and helpful. There's loads of things there I've never seen anywhere else and it's just a great shop full of a unique things and a great atmosphere. That's hard to find in London, not just for knitting but in general.

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by Anonymous on Thursday, Jul 17 2008 at 02:17PM CDT

I love Loop! They have a lot of unusual yarns that I may have heard about or seen on the net but just to be able to walk in and see and touch these gems is fabulous. I've always found the people that work there really helpful and friendly. Thumbs up from me and my friends.

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jul 09 2008 at 11:28AM CDT

Loop is OK but not really worth all the hype. The only reason that I shopped here is because I used to live in Islington and Loop was on the way home from work and it was easy to nip in and pick up supplies. Otherwise, I wouldn't have made the trip. It is a cute little store and the decor is quaint, but it is hard to find what you want, items are arranged haphazardly, the store is extremely small and crowded, so it is hard to browse, and the staff is OK but not especially helpful. They seem standoffish and bored. When i go to an LYS, I expect the staff to be excited about their products. However, the Loop books - Loop Pretty Knits and Loop Vintage Crochet, are WONDERFUL books that grace my coffee table and contain beautiful designs. I like the books but I prefer purchasing my yarn elsewhere, at a discount.

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by Anonymous on Monday, Mar 03 2008 at 01:20PM CST

Iwas in London in the fall of 2007. Found the Loop, but wan't too impressed with the stock. Addi knitting needles are a great price though. The staff was quite helpful.

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by Ting on Friday, Dec 07 2007 at 09:00AM CST

Nice shop but the opening hours mean that I can only visit it during the weekends. Gets packed on a Saturday so I try to go on Sundays instead. Managed to get on one of their classes after 2 attempts - their booking process was a little haphazard and the class was expensive for what it was.

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