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#1 Kimberly

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 09:02 AM

Hi everyone! Has any one found any really great yarn shops in Europe that should not be missed? I travel a good deal with my job around Europe, as well as travel for pleasure, and would love to be able to find some new shops....I can just picture my blog "Was in Madrid today and found some fabulous wool" or "Was in Munich this week and came across some awesome yarn that could not be passed by....." :lol

I've only found one store here in Brussels that is fairly nice - if not a little bit over priced though! It is "Art & Fils" on Rue Bailli (Pronounced Buy-eee)- which is very near to where I live, so if you're in Brussels, let me know! There is a great cafe around the corner from the yarn shop which is perfect to meet up for a coffee/tea, as well as an amazing tea shop with custom loose leaf tea...a multi purpose stop!

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 09:37 AM

I don't know of any yarn shops, but I like using Wendy Wool from England. They have great patterns too.:)

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:29 AM

I agree Wendy is nice! I especially :manyheart the Wendy Velvet Chunky, it's the softest I've felt yet! :)

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 02:20 PM

Here are shops recommended to me in Munich, Germany:
Rundum Tee und Wolle (0 89) 74 94 95 78
Drygalski-Allee 117 | 81477 München

Wir wollen Euch GmbH (0 89) 49 05 97 17
Grafinger Str. 6 | 81671 München

Woll-Wichtl (0 89) 6 11 22 53
Hofmarkweg 4 | 82008 Unterhaching

Wolle & Schönes (0 89) 4 30 87 44
Phantasiestr. 2 | 81827 München

thanks to Kathy Goldy!

Anyone got stores in Salzburg, Vienna, or Marktoberdorf?

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:55 AM

I haven't tried Wendy Wool. I have tried Texere yarns in the UK. My husband is in the UK military so we are posted in northern germany. We just moved to Bergen-Belsen (you know the concentration camp?) in March. I was caught out though. I am pregnant so even though I tried packing all my yarn myself my husband was moving the boxes around in our apartment and saw the amount of boxes I had with yarn in them. Now that the morning sickness has passed I am crocheting baby clothes (and two afghans but they are going more slowly) and trying to de-stash. However, I can't wait to check out Hamburg and Hanover for yarn. Of course after the end of October I won't have much time:) How is Belgium? If you are in the UK, Yorkshire is the county known for yarn I think especially the place Bradford and around thereabouts.


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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:30 AM

PAY DIRT!

A BIG hug :ghug and thank you :ty to Stephanie Japel (a true artist of knitting, check out her blog): http://www.glampyre.com/blog/ ) for the hint on what German words to put into Google, and in what order!

Stores in Vienna:

Sillip Ulrike Heinestraße 40 1020
Wien 01/216 44 76

Withalm Christine Josefstädter Straße 14 1080
Wien 01/403 57 35

Natschläger Alserstraße 61 1080 Wien 01/402 86 50
Lachout Strickstube Quellenstraße 138 1100
Wien 01/604 42 66

Fischer Waltraud Lainzerstraße 3-5 1130
Wien 01/877 56 09

Christian Aloisia Hütteldorferstraße 1150
Wien 01/982 46 96

Beck Brigitta Kalvarienberggasse 32 1170
Wien 01/403 72 11

"Wolldorado" Klosterneuburgerstraße 99 1200 Wien 01/330 30 02

Brenner Sonja Stammersdorferstraße 126 1210 Wien 01/29 46 782

Neidhart Peter Breitenfurterstraße 246 1230 Wien 01/865 13 47

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:36 AM

Brosow Woll-Kistl Linzer Bundesstraße 24A 5020
Salzburg 0662/640481

Hemetsberger Helga Universitätsplatz 12 5020
Salzburg 0662/841 652

Thalhammer Helga Ignaz-Harrer-Straße 39 5020
Salzburg 0662/430310

Graf Robert Schrannengasse 2 5020
Salzburg 0662/876038

Wenatex Münchner Bundesstraße 140 5020
Salzburg 0662/441 676

Gerti's Änderungsstube Hauptstraße 5082
Grödig 06246/75251

Herrmann Alfons Schmiedgasse 61 5541
Altenmarkt (no phone)

Klautzer Juliane Bahnhofsplatz 4 5640
Bad Gastein 06434/2866

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:40 AM

From the GGH Website

http://216.239.39.10...t=safari&rls=en

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 07:46 AM

Cool links! Thanks!

And um, not to be pedantic or anything, but that's a clickable map of Austria. Try telling an Austrian that's Germany and see what kind of response you get! ;)

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 03:52 AM

So I'll be a few days in London this summer as well as a week in Ireland. Does anyone know of any great yarn shops there?
Diana said, "...But three years isn't any too much time to get ready for housekeeping, for I haven't a speck of fancy work made yet. But I'm going to begin crocheting doilies tomorrow. Myra Gillis had thirty-six doilies when she was married and I'm determined I shall have as many as she had."

"I suppose it would be perfectly impossible to keep house with only thirty-six doilies," conceded Anne, with a solemn face but dancing eyes.
-Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 02:32 PM

I was in Ireland this past weekend (London today but not for shopping :( ) and went to a store on Henry Street in Dublin called Hickeys. This shop is a curtain fabric shop, but downstairs they have a small yarn section that was a nice selection of different yarn types - cotton, acrylic, fur etc. I was not crocheting when I lived in Dublin, so I never noticed any other shops - on a note, if you are looking for yarn shops while in Ireland, it is best to ask where you can by "knitting wool" when talking to a local person!

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:28 PM

When I was in London in April, I went into a department store called John Lewis on Oxford Street - it's not far from a metro stop, but I don't remember which one. I just remember a Nike store being right there on the corner. Anyway - the department store doesn't look like much, but they have a LOVELY yarn section. They call it the knitting section. Full of Noro, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, etc. Nice yarns. I bought 4 balls of Rowan and one ball of thread for about 14pounds. What that equates to, I couldn't tell you. But the yarn is nice. :)

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:15 AM

John Lewis is a department store all across the UK. If you are near Wales Colinette Yarns are absolutely gorgeous. I think they are made in Wales. I love the colours. My husband is british but I don't go there much as we live in Germany. I have ordered cones off ebay and yarn from Texere and a lot of the bulk yarn seems to be from the Bradford area. You are going to London? It is so expensive there. It must be one of the most expensive places to visit in Europe so we tend to stay away from there when we go to the UK.


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! :) I'm not sure I'll have any room for yarn, but it never hurts to ask or to look around while I'm there. :D

Well, it was cheaper to fly into London than anywhere else (I have a conference in Amsterdam and then my fiance and I are going to Ireland), so I flew into there, then bought two roundtrip tickets (one to Amsterdam, one to Ireland). And it was cheaper to go in a few days early, so I figured I'd see someplace I'd always wanted to go. :)
Diana said, "...But three years isn't any too much time to get ready for housekeeping, for I haven't a speck of fancy work made yet. But I'm going to begin crocheting doilies tomorrow. Myra Gillis had thirty-six doilies when she was married and I'm determined I shall have as many as she had."

"I suppose it would be perfectly impossible to keep house with only thirty-six doilies," conceded Anne, with a solemn face but dancing eyes.
-Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:31 PM

In Madrid (Spain)

El Gato Negro
Algodones, lanas y mezclas
Plaza mayor, 30
28012 MADRID
Tel: 913 665 800

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:33 PM

I was just wondering if any of you ladies & gents knew of any good shops in Paris/France in general? My boy-toy's going to be going over there for a few months and I want him to bring home some goods ;)

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:17 PM

Here's a link for finding yarn shops in Germany. The site is fairly recent, so the list is far from exhaustive. However, I like it since it allows searches by manufacturer (Marken/Hersteller), post code or just a part of it, or region (Regionale Suche)

http://www.stricksho...m/suche_plz.php

One of my favourite shops is situated in Aachen, just across the German border when coming from Belgium or the Netherlands. www.junghanswolle.de provides for all sorts of crafts and there's a wide variety of bamboo knitting and crochet needles, too.

And I hope that ThreadHeroine is still around for tips for remote-controlled shopping in Paris. General list of shops:
http://www.tricotin....paris_1_a_6.htm

and I highly recommend La Droguerie with its hundreds (if not thousands) of different kinds of buttons, beads, ribbons and all sort of lovely things. http://www.ladroguerie.com/ Another great place is the department store Le Bon Marché.

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 02:22 AM

See, I knew I should have taken that german course.... I cannot believe how bad my german is and I have been here almost 3 years. The french store looks great too (those 10 years of french that I have almost forgotten sort of came back so I got the gist of it). Sigh:( by the time I figure out where all these stores are I will be living back in Canada.....


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:52 AM

One of my favourite shops is situated in Aachen, just across the German border when coming from Belgium or the Netherlands. www.junghanswolle.de provides for all sorts of crafts and there's a wide variety of bamboo knitting and crochet needles, too.

Ooooh I just saw this Anne!! I am going to Aachen for the Christmas Markets and would love to combine with a yarn shopping expedition! Good thing since I can only drink so much Hot Wine at one time....oooh now the decision needs to come if I drive or if I take the train......drive = 1 wine while train = too many to count although train = limited packages and drive = unlimited until I fill the car packages :lol

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:04 AM

During holidays in Sicily, I found a little lovely yarn house at the pedestrian area in Taormina:
MERCERIA SANTUZZA, di Picone, Corso Umberto 243, Taormina (Italy)
The owner is a very nice lady!


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