Back in 2008, knitting hit the big-time again. From catwalks to magazines, designers were creating original knitted garments, and ‘hand-made clothing’ became THE new craze… but many people like myself were already doing that! In Brussels, there were many people wanting to learn how, but few, if any, places offering knitting/ crochet and sewing classes.
OPEN all day on:
• Wednesday: 10h-18h
• Thursday: 10h -18h
• Friday: 10h -18h
• Saturday: 10h -18h
CLOSED all day on: Monday / Tuesday & Sunday
So in April 2009, we opened the doors to Kaleidoscope, to try and dust off the old image of home-made ‘granny’ garments, and show a modern, more contemporary image, hoping to appeal to both young and old alike .
With our motto being ‘I made it myself’, our courses took off and since then we have taught many people the joy of knitting and crochet.
At Kaleidoscope we can help you choose the best project for your budget and your level of experience as well as offer advice and tips to succeed!
We stock a large range of hand-dyed yarns, un-dyed yarns, organic certified yarns, and some fair trade yarns.
All our yarns include many different types/breeds of wool, and other fibres like silk, cotton, & linen etc . Only a few of our yarns contain up to 25% nylon which is advised for durability and frequently washed items like socks etc.
Whenever possible we try to offer products from small, lesser known independent brands in addition to some of the larger well-known ones including:
Malabrigo Yarns (Uruguay) – Fyberspates (UK) – Hedgehog Fibres (Ireland) – Kremke Soul Wool (Germany) – Stolen Stitches (Ireland) – Kate Davies yarns (Scotland) – Kalinka Linen (Sweden) – Olann Yarns (Ireland) – ITO Yarns (Japan) – Coop Knits (UK) – and our very own brand HDB ( Hand-dyed in Belgium ) – Soak products (US) – Chiaogoo & Knit Pro needles – and knitting publications including LAINE & Pompom magazine + many other lovely books.
It’s lovely to hear our customers say: “what a lovely shop! You have so many nice things to look at”.