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Yarn shop in Bethnal Green dedicated to renervation, innovation and preservation of the British Yarn Industry.

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about Fabrications on Wed Feb 23 17:59:40 -0600 2011

Fabrications is a friendly Hackney hub of ideas. Part gift shop, part haberdashery, part learning centre, anything could happen after a trip to this place. Barley loves her local community, most of her wares being made by local people. Her knitting and crochet classes are big and friendly, with cups of tea, and her cat Tommy joins in the fun.
Barley is a weaver, with a passion for recycling. For us knitters she stocks Sirdar, handspun and wooden needles by Sue Russel, as well as books and kits. We love Barley because she listens and if she can't help with what you need she'll send you to someone who can.
Fabrications was there back in the days before Broadway market was fashionable - it's a solid presence we are most grateful for.

about Loop on Wed Feb 23 18:31:03 -0600 2011

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.

about The Wool Clip on Wed Feb 23 19:20:40 -0600 2011

I'm sure anyone else who's visited Woolclip, (In my case as far away as London,) will have the same feeling that I have- that by driving to a remote place, through beautiful countryside, I am a truly dedicated knitter, and that when I got there I am massively rewarded.
Woolclip is amazing. It is run by a co-op of women, started I think, after foot and mouth disaster.... this is the real thing - Women who farm, spin, and create. Beatrix Potter, William Morris, Ruskin and all those greats would have loved Woolclip. The fantastic collection of natural wools smell beautiful. This is a good place to learn about sheep breeds, and the different handles of their fleece. There are lots of hand dyed yarns. The lady in the shop is likely to have been up early feeding her sheep, and will still give you solid advice when you ask a question. Hand made gifts, hand knitted jumpers, tools, tops, spindles books and all sorts of other things will keep you there for quite a while.....until you get hungry..... when the cafe upstairs has all the food that goes with real wool - thick soups with chunky breads, flapjacks, jacket pots and good coffee.
Woolclip also host Woolfest - a wool festival which is changing the world of wool.
Dare to get there and you won't be disappointed.

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