Wollfabrik Hamburg aka yarn porn factory

Wollfabrik Hamburg aka yarn porn factory

This is about yarn porn. If you suffer from yarn-abetes or cannot stand explicit pictures of yarn, please don’t read any further. But if you want to read on, be prepared to drool 🙂

Yarn porn
Welcome to the world of yarn

I have no idea why I never visited this unbelievable trove of yarn while I still lived in Hamburg, but well, there is a first time for everything and it’s better now than never 🙂 (Especially since this time travel turtle and I were prepared and came with a car with a huge trunk 🙂

The Wollfabrik (Yarn Factory) in Hamburg, Germany, while not exactly in the city centre, is well worth the trip! The selection of yarns and colourways is mouth watering and causes serious frustration for the next few hours for any non-yarn-interested company you might happen to bring along (even though there is a corner with newspapers and other distractions for the non-believers). So make sure you drop them off anywhere far away so that you can’t hear them complaining, because this will take a while 🙂

Wollfabrik Hamburg
One of the two show rooms

The sheer amount of yarn is stunning by itself. Shelves of anything from cotton to cashmere, silk, merino, alpaca and more. Pure, blends, natural yarns and synthetics. And what is best: They will spool literally anything in any colour, quality and weight for you. You want to mix purple cashmere and green cotton thread with yellow merino into one 1-200 ply strand of yarn? They’ll spool it for you right in front of your eyes (or lens). Small wonder that the sale they host twice a year attracts bus loads of yarn-junkies from all over Europe.

No more running out of thread on one ball of yarn, here the thread can be wound up as long as you like!

 

wollfabrik Hamburg
spooling in progress

So here I was, drooling for several hours and almost forgetting to take pictures for you. The ladies working here will test-knit any yarn combination for you and give advice on yarns and projects for anyone, knitters, weavers, crocheters… It was really hard to leave this place without all of the yarn-and-colour-combinations that my fingers wanted to grab, but I ended up with only 3kgs of yarn to add to my stash. So much for my yarn diet this year.

Wollfabrik Hamburg
my poor husband lost in yarnslation

 

Wollfabrik Hamburg
selection of cotton yarns

 

Wollfabrik Hamburg
selection of merino yarns

I’m still completely dazzled by the possible combinations of colourways, but happy with my loot, yarrrrr! If you happen to be in Hamburg, don’t miss out on this opportunity. If you aren’t: They do have an online shop (not a very beautiful or easy to use one, but it does the trick and you can always drop them a message with your query).

Address:

Hamburger Wollfabrik GmbH

20539 Hamburg
Brandshofer Deich 52
Germany
Telefon: 040 / 78 78 45
Telefax: 040 / 78 59 69
E-Mail: info@hamburger-wollfabrik.de

The next sale is from 31.10.2016 until 05.11.2016

Happy shopping and say hi from me if you go there 🙂

travel turtle heaven
in yarn heaven

3 thoughts on “Wollfabrik Hamburg aka yarn porn factory

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *