Everyone loves a chance to show their creative side from time to time, and thankfully the area around Kensington is a thriving hub of all things crafty. Whether seeking wool for your latest knitting project, fabric for making a garment, or you have a creative flair that needs new ideas, there’s something for every possible taste and style. Popular sites like Pinterest have a vast array of ideas for everyone to dip into crafting and give it a go, so finding the right materials locally and easily is a must. For all levels of interest and from the amateur to the novice, here are a few of the very best stores for appealing to your crafting hobby:
Patricia Roberts Knitting
The lovely and cosy store stocks an impressively wide range of colourful yarns for hand-knitting, displayed from within beautifully compact premises. Whatever wool type you are seeking, it’s likely Patricia Roberts stocks it. The Kensington shop also offers knitting tips and sells a variety of knitting kits and knitting books to help the newbie hobbyist knitter get off to the right start. It’s also a place for the established knitter to indulge!
One of the biggest and best stores for art supplies in the city of London, Cass Art is on a self-confessed mission to fill the UK’s capital with artists of all types – and is dedicated to stocking them with everything they need to create and develop great work. Their selection of painting, drawing, display and craft materials is unparalleled, and they thrive on helping individuals make the most of their artistic flair and realise their potential. Beginners will find everything they need with helpful advice while the experienced artist can stock up on premium and hard to find materials.
Green & Stone
Offering a vast array of resources for artists, Green & Stone delivers a personal touch in traditional premises which will appeal to a great many artists and aspiring artists. Their paper and hardback bound books make an ideal surface for sketching in the city, and the store is easily reached from your base at the Park Grand Kensington London, one of the capital’s top hotels near Hogarth Road.
MacCulloch & Wallis
With an impressive collection of threads, trimmings, fabrics and haberdashery resources, MacCulloch & Wallis also offers both a millinery and bridal service, making them a full-service crafting location in the heart of London. The store is packed full of interesting objects and merits a thorough browse to fully search through all it has to offer, including an extensive selection of patterns, dressmakers busts, sewing and storage boxes and many other crafting accessories to help make the most of any creative project.