A wool shop in Berlin

I recently came across this rather splendid bicycle in Berlin:

Herr U bicycle, Berlin, photo by Amanda Jane Textiles.JPG

The week-long Berlin trip was a (special) birthday gift to my companion, but I got to go too. The bicycle was leaning against a shop in the Heckmann Hofe – a series of inter-linking courtyards in a part of the city near the Alexanderplatz.  Here is the shop-sign

Herr U shop sign, Berlin, photo by Amanda Jane Textiles.JPG

… and the wool on display outside the shop looked luscious:

Herr U shop entrance, Berlin, photo by Amanda Jane Textiles.JPG

So I went in, and found a small shop, with most attractive displays of wool wherever you looked:

herr-u-shop-interior-berlin-photo-by-amanda-jane-textiles.jpg

I fell into conversation with the owner, Sascha Uetrecht, (he is the Herr U of the shop title) and discovered that from first being a shop assistant in 2011, he took on this emporium as his first shop in 2015 and now has a second shop in the Amalienpark, in the Pankow area of the city.

Herr U in hand knitted scarf, Berlin, photo by Amanda Jane Textiles.JPG

I was interested to know if he writes his own patterns and yes indeed he has done this in the past. Now, with the two shops, he is quite busy, but still makes time to do a new pattern each year in Advent. We spoke about the need to check patterns and Herr U uses his shop staff to knit up knitting patterns before they are released. The scarf in the picture is knitted by him, using  wool coloured in gradations of blue by one of his suppliers.  He is also subject to the difficulty faced by many creatives: he is now so busy , that it is difficult to find time to knit!

This is a great shop, highly recommended if you have a love for colour, display – and of course for yarn!

Herr U, Berlin, photo by Amanda Jane Textiles

You might also like this or this.

Herr U’s website can be found at: http://www.herr-u.de.

If you have enjoyed reading this, please consider subscribing to this weekly blog, by completing the pop-up form.

If you would be interested in my new monthly newsletter (which includes free patterns, colour and design inspiration, news and more) please contact me using the form below, inserting ‘Newsletter’ into the ‘Comment’ box.

 

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.