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The Great London Yarn Crawl InterKnitty Express

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Free

As part of this  year’s Yarn in the City Great London Yarn Crawl Super-Saturday, the East London Yarn Triangle and Tribe Yarns present 4 guided tours of the remarkable London Borough of Wool! The ELYT tours will include trips to all 3 of Hackney’s wool shops, FabricationsKnit with Attitude and Wild and Woolly, with an optional extra leg on the Interknitty Express Train to Richmond’s Tribe  Yarns.

You will be  part of a group of ten knitters and crocheters with 2 local knitter guides, well versed in the stories and hidden haunts of this characterful and historic part of London. The tours are each named after one of our favourite historical local heroines. Expect to hear more about them en route!

Two of the guided tours (Milly Witkop and Joanna Vassa) will be largely on-foot involving up to a 1.4 miles (30 minutes) walking between shops. The third and fourth guided tours (Mary Wollstonecraft and George Loddiges) will use public transport with a maximum walking distance between stops of 0.4 – 0.6 miles (10-15 minutes).

Each tour will begin at a shop which will provide breakfast for everyone in the group and a chance for you to all get to know each other. You will have about an hour in each shop and walking between shops will be at a leisurely pace to allow for sight-seeing, local-history telling, photo-taking and treat-buying. Lunch stops have been worked into each tour. There will be an optional fourth stop at Tribe Yarns in Richmond for any knitters wanting to continue by train to Richmond to visit Tribe Yarns. And we’ll finish off the day with a grand finale cheers, cast-on and prize-giving at The Jolly Butchers Pub in Stoke Newington.

Guided Tour Details:

The Milly Witkop Tour

Knit with Attitude (breakfast) – Fabrications – lunch – Wild and Woolly – (Tribe  Yarns option)

This tour will begin with breakfast at 9.30 at Knit with Attitude.

You will travel by train and foot from Knit with Attitude to Fabrications, and on foot from Fabrications to Wild and Woolly. We will have lunch en route in London Fields park. You can either buy lunch from the delicious food stalls in Broadway Market or bring your own. This tour will include an optional trip at the end by train from Hackney Central to Richmond to visit Tribe  Yarns. The maximum walking distance between stops on this tour is 1.4 miles.

The tour is expected to end at Wild and Woolly at 3.30, or for those continuing to Richmond, at Tribe Yarns at 5.30.

The Joanna Vassa Tour

Fabrications (breakfast) – Wild and Woolly – lunch – Knit with Attitude – (Tribe  Yarns option)

This tour will begin with breakfast at 9.30 at Fabrications.

You will travel on foot from Fabrications to Wild and Woolly and on foot from Wild and Woolly to Knit with Attitude. We will have lunch en route in Hackney Downs park. You can either buy lunch from the marvelous cafes in Clapton or bring your own.  Members of this tour will have the option to  join the group on the train at Dalston travelling onto Richmond to visit Tribe  Yarns. The maximum walking distance between stops on this tour is 1.4 miles.

The tour is expected to end at Knit with Attitude at 3.30, or for those continuing to Richmond, at Tribe Yarns at 5.30.

The Mary Wollstonecraft Tour

Wild and Woolly – Knit with Attitude – Fabrications

This tour will begin with breakfast at 9.30 at Wild and Woolly.

You will travel by bus from Wild and Woolly to Knit with Attitude, and by train from Knit with Attitude to Fabrications. We will have lunch en route in London Fields. You can either buy lunch from the delicious food stalls in Broadway Market or bring your own.   The maximum walking distance between stops on this tour is 0.4 miles.

The tour is expected to end at Fabrications  at 2.30

The George Loddiges Tour

Tribe Yarns (breakfast) – Wild and Woolly – lunch – Fabrications – Knit with Attitude

This tour will begin with breakfast at 9.30 at Tribe Yarns.

You will travel on the Interknitty Express Train from Tribe Yarns to Wild and Woolly, by bus from Wild and Woolly to Fabrications, and by train from Fabrications to Knit with Attitude. We will have lunch en route in London Fields park. You can either buy lunch from the delicious stalls at Broadway Market or bring your own.  Knitters on this tour wishing to return to Richmond at the end of the day will be able to catch a direct train from Dalston which is a short walk from Knit with Attitude. The maximum walking distance between stops on this tour is 0.6 miles.

The tour is expected to end at Knit with Attitude at 5.00

Details

Date:
September 7
Time:
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free

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6 out of 10 available Mary Wollstonecraft
2 out of 10 available Milly Witkop
4 out of 10 available Joanna Vassa
4 out of 10 available George Loddiges
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