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Habu Textiles - OUT OF BUSINESS

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Our name, "habu" comes from a name of a snake, which is unique to Okinawa. In original characters, "ha" means "wave." "bu" means "fabric” It is named so because when it moves, it moves like a fabric.

We are located on Madison Ave. between 29th & 30th Street on the 5th floor. We are basically open by appointment because the showroom is tiny. Please do call ahead to make sure we can take you in that day.

Nearest subway station is no. 6 (28th St. Station) or R (28th St. Station).


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Sad to report Habu closed its NYC location in August 2015.


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

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

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