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10 June 2017

* * Knit the East London Yarn Triangle (WWKIP day) * *

Date: 10 June 2017 10:30 to 17:30


In celebration of 2017 World Wide Knit in Public Day, Fabrications has joined forces with Knit with Attitude and Wild and Woolly to bring you the most fun you’ve ever had on a Saturday with a pair of needles, a ball of wool and your knitting buddies!

What’s a yarn triangle and where do I get the pattern to knit it?

The East London Yarn Triangle stretches from Fabrications in the south to Knit with Attitude in the north, to Wild and Woolly in the east – 3 extraordinary yarn stores – and all in walking or bussing distance of each other (isn’t Hackney brilliant?!).

So if it’s a map, how am I going to knit it?

Simply register your team at your chosen starting point (Fabrications, Knit with Attitude or Wild and Woolly). You’ll get a special ELYT map which you need to follow with your knitting or crochet, making sure that you stop to snap yourselves proudly knitting in public as you go.

Your map will have a list of key knit-stops which include some of our favourite hidden and not-so hidden haunts in Hackney.

What’s a Knit-stop?

It’s a place where you stop and knit, and take a picture to post on instagram with the hashtag #eastlondonyarntriangle. Just take out your knitting right there and knit! It might feel a little odd at first, but we think you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly, and soon enough you’ll be running into lots of other knitters doing the same thing.

What happens when I reach one of the shops?

If you can show the shop-keeper 3 instagram posts with the hashtag #eastlondonyarntriangle, you’ll get tidy 10% off anything you buy that day. We’ll also have plenty of other treats to help any hungry and thirsty knitters get all the way around the triangle.

At the end of the day there will be a prize draw for the best pictures with gorgeous collections of goodies from Fabrications, Knit with Attitude & Wild and Woolly. You can enter as many pictures #eastlondonyarntriangle as you want!

Oh em gee! I want to knit the triangle now! Why do I have to wait until 10th June?

10th June is World Wide Knit in Public Day – it’s the world’s largest knitting event, so we need to all be on it together. Luckily the East London Yarn Triangle is staying right where it is though, so you’ll be able to use your ELYT map to visit us all again whenever you like!


Find out more about the EastLondonYarnTriangle , download the map and see what PRIZES we are offering for all you woolly prize seekers!!


TIME: 10.30am - 6pm

PRICE: FREE to register & participate!


* AFTERNOON CLASS * Macrame Workshop

Date: 10 June 2017 14:30 to 17:30
Barley Massey's Macrame workshop will provide an inspiring overview of this simple, low tech way of knotting ropes to create stylish plant pot hangers, furnishings and wall hangings. 

During the workshop we will create a plant pot hanger and learn a range of knots which can be translated into other products following the class. All levels of maker are welcome including children age 10yrs + 

On completion of the workshop, participants will confidently be able to:

- Learn simple knots used in the technique of macrame
- Understand how to calculate how much rope is needed for different projects
- Create 3d items including plant pot holders or artworks
- Use traditional 'off the shelf' rope or create your own upcycled ropes from waste materials.

2.30 - 5.30pm

PRICE: £35 / £30 conc.

All Materials included ( We also sell Macrame rope in Fabrications shop )



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Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 

Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!

Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.

Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.

Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!

Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!

Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!


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