I was out on one of my explorative walks in Paddington and I came across some knits on a wall. They intrigued me and I walked into the shop to find out more.
The shop is called KNITCH and it seems so appropriate to its purpose – I loved the word and looked it up to find that is an actual word meaning to bind together with string or yarn – but there is a lovely twist here, or should I say a spin to this. Through the strings and the yarns and their collective working people are brought together too.
For a number of years Anissa Rossington had worked in another shop with yarns and developed the expertise and the know-how. She had a vision in her head about what she could offer and so Knitch was born in August of last year, a wonderfully colourful but warm and welcoming corner on the edge of Latrobe with more string and yarn than you could dream of.
And not just any kind, she confines them to cotton and wool and silk – everything is natural and properly sourced, so when you go in there looking for something you can be assured of the quality and the beauty of it.
Anissa has quite a large space at her disposal with large workshops on the entrance level and a wet workshop below. There is nothing cramped about the style of these workshops which are offered on so many special crafts. You can find workshops for cvrochet, dyeing, felting, knitting and even spinning so check out the website to look up the times and costs of the workshops on offer and then put your name down for them and enjoy learning something new and creative. Anissa has joined forces with Stasia Kail-Buckley, her new business partner, so they combine their creative talents to add more choice and variety to their workshops, which are relaxing but productive.
Judging by the colours and the products that I was able to capture on camera you won't be disappointed with what Knitch has to offer. They also offer their own bespoke designs, which are custom made under the name TinsiMink. Order them to suit your colour schemes or the type of yarn you are looking for and create that original piece for your home.