knits by sachi

The Handweavers Studio

on January 23, 2014

Using materials with good quality is essential for my craft, but they may not come easy sometimes.

I struggled to find fine yarn for my doll making. I wanted single-ply undyed yarn and hand dye it myself with plants when needed. My dolls’ hair is made this way.
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Most yarns for knitting are plied to give their strength. And single-ply yarn will curl to one direction unless it is treated after spun. I asked fellow doll makers but they were all using normally plied yarn for knitting.

It was more than 10 years ago. Online shops were not fully developed and, I was a computer illiterate anyway.

But by pure luck, I found this shop in London. It is called “The Handweavers Studio”.

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It is an amazing shop! I show you inside.
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All these fibre!
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I was in heaven! You can easily forget yourself in these piles of wool.
Weaving wool for my craft, why didn’t I think of that? You can use all these fibre and yarns for many other craft of course. They have many interesting yarns, fibre, dyes, books and tools.

There is a workroom at the back of the shop and they regularly run workshops and classes.
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If you have a chance to visit London, it is a fantastic place to visit. Oh, you must visit the shop! You can also shop online or contact them by phone or e-mails. Here is the shop website:
http://www.handweavers.co.uk/

I recently bought Boucle yarn for my gnome. He will be in my second book, “Mini knitted woodland”.
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2 responses to “The Handweavers Studio

  1. Cheryl says:

    What a wonderful looking shop. I would love to have an hour or two there.

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