Interview

  1. Interview with Jule from
    Hey Mama Wolf

    In our effort to create a full range of ethical and environmentally sourced yarns, we have spent a long time searching for a company making yarn dyed with plants, or naturally dyed yarn. This is an inherently niche idea, so while there are people out there naturally dying yarn, it was difficult to find someone dying that could also handle...
  2. Interview with Ann Helen from Garnsurr

    Here at Knit With Attitude we are always on the look out for new and exciting companies to work with. Maya was so excited when she met Ann Helen of Garnsurr at the Oslo Knitting Festival in October and heard about their project to help refugee women integrate into Norwegian culture through language courses, gainful employment and social outreach. Garnsurr...
  3. Interview with Layla from Qing Fibre

    We have been so enjoying having Qing Fibre in the shop this summer, the bright colours are so much fun! It's been flying off the shelves and onto everyone's needles, but we recently got a restock and some new colourways in. We asked Layla, the brains and head dyer at Qing Fibre to answer a few questions that we have...
  4. Interview with Beata Jezek of Hedgehog Fibres

    We love getting new yarns in the shop, and having Hedgehog Fibre as a new brand is extra exciting! Their colourways are beautiful and speckled, from subtle neutrals to bright neons and everything in between. We currently have Twist Sock and Skinny Singles in the shop, but they are going quickly. Our first shipment sold out in two weeks!  We...
  5. Getting to Know: Sweet Sheep Body Shoppe

    Here at the shop we have been looking for some ethically produced, knitter friendly hand products to carry for our customers. We were so happy to find Sweet Sheep Body Shoppe, a small business in the US that produces just that. We have a few scents in a solid lotion bar that includes lanolin, a natural oil produced by sheep...
  6. Getting to know: Fiona Alice

    We are always on the look out for new knitting designers and books here at the shop. We were so excited when East London local Fiona Alice's new book came out! Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Adventure is published by Pom Pom Press out of Dalston, so this book is really made in our neighbourhood! Hot off the press...
  7. Getting to Know: Woolly Wormhead

    We are ridiculously excited to be welcoming knitting super hero Woolly Wormhead - hosting, not just one, but two brilliant workshops at Knit with attitude. Focusing on construction and techniques renown designer, independent publisher, traveller, textile artist and all around hat geek Woolly will guide us through knitting in the round and turning sideways. Both workshops will be on the...
  8. Getting to Know: Clare Devine

    One of our guest teachers is Clare Devine, who is teaching 'Two at a Time Anything' on Saturday November 14th from 12-3pm here at the shop. Clare is about to swap windy UK for sunny Australia, and will be moving overseas at the end of the year. We are so glad she found time in her schedule to do a...
  9. Welcome to the world of Blacker Yarns

    We are so excited to introduce a brand new yarn company in the shop. You all got a preview of Blacker Yarns with the limited edition Cornish Tin that flew out the door. Now we have three of their lines in stock more permanently. We have Lyonesse (a linen/Falkland wool blend), Blacker Swan (Falkland/Shetland Wool), and Westcountry Tweed (British wool). The mill...
  10. Summer Knitting with Maya

    We're so lucky to have travellers from all over the world visiting the shop during the summer holiday season, which create a lovely atmosphere in the shop and great conversations while preparing for our own go aways as well. We’ve organized an interview with the staff of the shop to see how they plan their vacation projects and what they...
  11. Welcome to the World of SweetGeorgia

    We have yet another new yarn company in the shop! SweetGeorgia is a hand dye studio based in Vancouver, BC. They are known for bright, saturated colours and interesting fibre bases. We were able to catch up with founder Felicia Lo to learn more about the company, colours and inspirations.  We have started our range of SweetGeorgia with 4 different...
  12. Welcome to the World of The Fibre Co.

    We have been finding loads of fun new yarn companies to work with recently, and we are excited to share their stories with you. As you know, Knit with attitude is all about finding out what's behind the yarn company, from production to inspiration. One yarn that definitely inspired us is The Fibre Co. Recently transplanted to the UK, The...

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