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Fine Yarns on the Hill

Grandma Ida taught our owner, Jayne, to knit when she was a little girl. In April 2016 Ida’s House opened: as a knitting shop we sell yarn, knitting and crochet accessories, and haberdashery items, but we also host twice weekly social nights and offer one-on-one teaching and classes for knitters and crocheters of all levels.  

We look forward to seeing you in store soon,

The team at Ida’s House


Yarns for every project – from baby cardigans to bathmats!

Proudly promoting British yarn. Stockists of Baa Ram Ewe, West Yorkshire Spinners, and much more.


Inspirational knitting and crochet
classes for all levels.

Ida’s House Social club meets Tuesday
and Thursday evenings, 7-9pm.
All welcome!


All the information you need to get in touch with the team at Ida’s House.

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Yarns Available in Ida's House

Ida's House Social Club

Id'as House Social Club meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Feel free to drop in any time, 7-9pm. The charge for the evening is £4 for tea or coffee, cake, and advice from the Knit and Crochet experts. For every evening you attend we will give you a stamp on your Social Club card and when it is full up your next visit will be on us!

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East London Knit @ Ida’s House
Saturday 8th October

Brioche Stitch Basics 

11.00 am - 2.00 pm, £40.00

Brioche stitch creates a widely ribbed fabric with lots of potential for colour work and vertical patterns. During this 3 hour session, Renée will take you through the essentials of this beautiful stitch, including how to work increases and decreases and work with two colours. The terminology and abbreviations of brioche stitch will also be explained so you will leave able to tackle your first brioche stitch pattern.

Materials are not included, so you will need to bring with you two contrasting colours of DK weight yarn (one light and one dark) and 4mm circular needles. 

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The Art of Sweater Construction

3.00 pm - 5.00 pm, £25

Zen Variations is Renée's latest collection of sweaters; the designs embrace the idea that knitting is a physical meditation and were developed around the theme of Zen. Each sweater begins in the same way with a top-down, set-in sleeve construction. This class will include a trunk show so you will be able to see samples of all the patterns and choose the sweater of your choice to begin in the session! This will be a lesson in top-down seamless sweater construction, guiding you through choosing the correct size, adjusting patterns to get the perfect fit, short-row shoulders and much more.

For this class you will need 50g of DK weight yarn and needles for small circumference and straight knitting, as well as a stitch marker. 

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Booking your place

To book a place please contact the shop - you can come in and see us, call us on

01883 345220 or e-mail

with the subject 'East London Knit Class'. To secure your booking we require
a 50% non-refundable deposit to be paid before the session.

If you are no longer able to attend the class, and another student can take your place, we will issue a refund. We will be running a waiting list system for eventualities like these but please be aware that any cancellation made close to the date is less likely to be refundable.

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27 High St,

Phone: 01883 345 220

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