Cold Australian girl

I have recently moved to London from Sydney and the cold is a real shock to the system. I would love to start knitting myself some lovely warm hats and scarves! Any suggestions of good wool suppliers in the Hackney/East London area?

My knitting skills are not up to scratch, so I'm also wondering if anyone knows of any knitting groups in the Hackney area? Where I could get some tips, and mingle with other knitters!

Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.



Hi Emily, Sorry you've been

Hi Emily,

Sorry you've been waiting so long for a reply & the weather is just about to get freezing! If you haven't found anywhere yet I have to recommended Barley Massey's shop Fabrications on Broadway Market. She sells everything you need and does beginners knitting classes. If you want to keep in touch I live near London fields & am happy to teach you the basics if you get some supplies first.

My email is [email protected] - hope you're not too cold to type!

Best Debbie

Hi Debbie, Thank you so much

Hi Debbie,

Thank you so much for getting in touch, and your great suggestion and very kind offer.

I have been busy, so I haven't had a chance to find anywhere yet, so I'll definitely check out Barley Massey's Fabrications. I'll let you know how I go.

The cold has hit, but my trusty hot water bottle is doing wonders, so I haven't frozen yet!

Hopefully the cold will convert me into a super speedy knitter, as I'll be desperate for my my scarf or hat to be finished.

Many thanks,


Hi again Debbie, I went and

Hi again Debbie,

I went and checked out Fabrications on Broadway Market over the weekend. Thank you - fantastic suggestion!


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