Berlin, Germany: Needlework Stores and Yarn Shoppes (incomplete list)

10 02 2011

(Updated: March 13 2013: Added a flea market with vintage and antique textiles! ^_^)

This list is in progress. I still have to discover more stores.

Diese Liste ist noch nicht fertig. Ich muss noch mehr Handarbeitsläden in Berlin entdecken.

12. Flea Market near the S-Bahnhof Tiergarten

Address: 17. Juni Street, Berlin

Read more about what this Australian blogger has to report about her flea market experience in Berlin!

11. Wollen Berlin –  I will still have to visit this shop.  Go to S/U-bahn Warschauer Straße. I would walk from there then turn right to Revalerstraße, up to Modersohnstraße. Turn left and walk one block. The Moderstraße will change to Gärtnerstraße.

Gärtnerstrasse 32, 10245 Berlin
T. 030/29351995
E-Mail: info@wollen-berlin.de
Inh./Ansprechspartnerin:
Ruta Sluskaite

1. Knopfloch – S-Bahnbogen 105 (Dirksenstr.105)

Go to Alexa Shopping center at the famous Alexanderplatz and out the south exit/entrance. The Knopfloch (“Buttonhole”) is located under one of the arches of the train rails of the S-Bahn.

They have a lit bit of everything here. Knitting, sewing, patchwork, embroidery. There are also rare Clover items.

2. Handmade Berlin – Auguststr. 91

Get off U-Bahnhofe Oranienburger Straße Station. Auguststraße is near that station.

This yarn shoppe has lots of luxurious yarns and knitting supplies. I especially like those from japan. They have displays of finished knitted items but I especially liked a kimono-style jacket, in black with red accents–it made me feel like making knitted clothings that is not a sweater or shawl.

3. Idee shops – These are all over Germany´s largest cities. In Berlin there are 2 branches.

a. in KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens “Shopping house of the West”) at Passauerstraße 1-3
Go to the Passauer exit/entrance. The shop is at the basement while the workshop/courses at the 1st floor near the entrance. They are renovating the yarn and embroidery section.

This store has everything from textiles and needleworks to papers and art supplies to office supplies and scrapbooking.

b. in Kant-Center  at Wilmersdorfer Straße 108-111 (you can see the idee logo on the lower left of the picture). They do not have fabrics here and limited yarns too.

4. Hobbyshop Rüther – There are 4 shops in Berlin.

The Main Shop is at Goltzstrasse 37 in Berlin- Schöneberg and  is near my apartment. It is composed of 4 different shops: the main house (office supplies, needlework, handicrafts books, etc.), the Bead shop, the ceramic store (clays and oven for rent) and an art store.

The other shops are off Berlin Center.

Berliner Straße 90/91 in Berlin-Tegel.

Kollwitzstraße 54 in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

I have been here once but I should say compared to the main stores, this store is small and very limited.

and in Breite Straße 30 in Berlin-Spandau Altstadt.

5. Frau Tulpe – Veteranenstraße 19 in Berlin-Mitte

This store has lots of yummy printed fabrics, like those from Japan. They have an online shop and you can see more of the prints there. Their affordable sewing courses are famous, they are fully booked til summer this year.

6. Babie Lato – Schönhauser Allee 182a near U-Bahnhof Rosa Luxemburg Platz.

This store has natural fabrics like linens, cottons, silks. They have lots of rare fabrics here and the price is great. They also have fabrics for curtains.

7.Werken Spielen Schenken – Schloßstraße 110b near U-Bahnhof Schloßstraße.

It has Toys, Crafts(includes needlework supplies) and Art Supplies departments. And they have an eatery if you get hungry.

Thanks to Anita of stitchalicious for sharing this store.

8. Berlins Welt der Stoffe – Schwedenstr. 9 / Eingang Residenzstr. 84  13359 Berlin

This looks really like the world of textiles.

Thank you to  Marie for the link!

9. Die Klöppelstubbe is a bobbin lace store in the Nikolai are in Berlin, near Alexanderplatz and the City Hall. They celebrated 10 years of existence in 2010. Look for the owner, Ilona Kühn. They also offer courses. There are also souvenir items from the Erzgebirge for tourists.

Rathausstraße 21, 10178 Berlin

10. Pearls Planet – Auguststraße 52, 10119 Berlin

Czech beads, seed beads, swarovski crystals, courses





Ball-Jointed Doll: WIP Update (Kugelgelenke Puppe)

1 02 2011

For ball-jointed doll subscribers:

After some drying and shaping, the character of the doll is slowly emerging:

Für Abonnenten:

Nach einigen Trocknen und Modelieren, entsteht der Charakter der Puppe langsam:

Drying…

Trocknen…

This is all so far:

Dies ist alles bis jetzt:

Still a long way to go. Now back to the corner…

Noch ein langer Weg zu gehen. Nun zurück zur Ecke …





Rose 24 Austrian Copper Rose

29 09 2010

Rosa Eglanteria var. punicea

The 7th in the series “Hommage to Redouté”

Finished: September 28, 2010

Technique, Materials & Size: Tambourwork, cotton thread and ultramarine blue/burnt umber/white acrylic paint on linen canvas, 30cm x4 0cm





Rose 132 Italian Damask Rose

6 09 2010

Rosa Damascena Italica

This is the second in the series of Redouté Roses.

Technique, Materials & Size: Tambourwork, Thread and Burnt Umber acrylic paint on canvas, 30cm x 40cm

Finished: Sept. 6, 2010





Rose 36 Marbled Rose

1 09 2010

Rosa alba Regalis

This is the first of the series. Click on the photo to view the large format.

The artwork should be viewed with light coming from the sides, because the relief effect produced by the embroidery defines the darkest shade. If the light falls directly in front of the painting, the subject is not clear.

Started: August 12, 2010

Finished: August 29, 2010

# of hours:  17 hours

Materials: acrylic paint and metallic thread on cotton fabric

Dimensions: 30cm x 40cm

Techniques: tambourwork





“Heiwa” featured in Sticken August 2010

8 08 2010

“Sticken” is the german word for “to embroider” and is the name of the official magazine of the German Embroidery Guild.

This August 2010, “Heiwa” handkerchief is on the front page.

The award-winning embroidery will be in textile exhibitions in Steinhude until September and in Michelstadt on October 2010.





Inspirations Issue 67 features worksofhands

29 07 2010

I would like to thank Inspirations Magazine for the article featuring my story and photos of  my works in it. Thank you for the copy of the issue too!

This is Inspirations´biggest issue ever (1st issue in 1993)!

A preview from the article:





Botanical Specimens: Corncockle and Dragonfly

11 07 2010

Started: July 1, 2010

Finished: July 11, 2010

No. of hours: 21 hours

Materials: cotton threads, silk threads, metallic threads, wool yarn, rayon threads, wire, organza, organdie, fake leather, muslin, beads, white satin cloth

Finally, I am trying the very intimidating technique of stumpwork. I am using Jane Nicolas´book Medieval Stumpwork Flora.

I learned a lot about materials and Jane Nicolas´style. I also gained confidence. I will try to make her other projects.





Embroidered Lifebuoy

24 06 2010

I volunteered to be a costume assistant to Arianne Cardoso´s performance on Saturday, June 26. Her concept and video filming entitled Der Nähkasten (The Sewing Box) is inspired by the book Berlin Childhood around the 1900s by Benjamin Walters, written by Benjamin Walters who was an exiled Jewish. His book is a collection of intimate memories of Berlin when he was still living there. He committed suicide before the book was published.

The performance was in accordance to the Arts Festival “48 Stunde Neukölln”. Read more in german: http://www.48-stunden-neukoelln.de/2010/

You can read more about Arianne´s works here: http://www.ariannevitale.daportfolio.com/

Aside from finishing the great costumes and assisting in the costume fitting, I also embroidered this buoy.

Started and Finished today: June 24, 2010

No. of hours: 9hours

The Gothic German fonts are padded with cardboard and satin-stitched.

I corrected the slanting “e” in the word “Berliner”.

The buoy was sewn into a bouy and attached to an air-blown tube. Here are photos during the day of the performance.

Off the streets:

Successful performance:

congratulations!

Other artists were Odile Hautemulle (Costume Design), Stephanie Hanna (Performance), Akemi Nagao (Movement/Dance), Thiago Bartolozzo (Stage/Set Design), Ilaria Soncini (Fashion/Costume Design) and Marise Cardoso (Music/Sound Design).

Here is the flyer to the performance:





Photos of early embroideries

14 06 2010

Beautiful Bird (added border and stumpwork butterfly) by Dimensions Gold Collection Petites (2007)

Started: April 18, 2007

Finished: April 25, 2007

No. of hours: 53 hours

Dimensions: 25 cm x 10.5 cm

Materials: cotton floss, metallic threads, watercolored paper, evenweave

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With This Ring Wedding Sampler (added more stitches) by Sweetheart Tree (2007)

Started: April 18, 2007

Finished: April 25, 2007

No. of hours: 38 hours

Dimensions: 34 x 10.5 cm

Materials: Cotton floss, beads, gold coated rings, evenweave

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Sunflower by Kaya-san (2007)

Started: March 30, 2007

Finished: March 31, 2007

No. of hours: 11 hours

Materials: DMC cotton floss, evenweave

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Wedding Sampler (altered words) by Teresa Wentzler (2006)

Started: August 11, 2006

Finished: September 22, 2006

No. of Hours: 98 hours

Dimensions: 10 x 11 inches

Materials: Cotton floss, Mill Hill beads, Kreinik metallics, Rayon floss, evenweave

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A Year of Love (altered words) by Marie Barber (2005)

Started: Sept. 2, 2005

Finished: Sept. 22, 2005

No. of Hours: 20 Days

Dimensions: 32.5 x 34 cm

Materials: DMC Floss, beads, metallics, evenweave

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Antique Wedding Sampler (altered Words) by Cross My Heart, Inc. (2005)

Started: January 10, 2005

Finished: February 19, 2005

No. of hours: 40 days

Dimensions: 200W x 280H (count)

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Camelot Sampler by Teresa Wentzler (2004)

Started: August 20, 2004

Finished: November 1, 2004

No. of hours: 169 hours

Dimensions: 22.5 x 16 inches

Materials: Cotton floss, beads, metallic threads, evenweave








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