Skein Sisters Project | karmatecture Inner West
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  • Skein Sisters exterior
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  • Skein Sisters interior yarn

New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill

About This Project

The partners of this new business enterprise briefed us with a detailed discussion as to why they were undertaking such a venture. It was to provide a home for knitters where they could not only buy fabulous yarn not available in Sydney, but more to provide a home inclusive of the knitting fraternity.


We loved their energy and mission statement so much that we just had to give them a physical space worthy of their venture.


The selected building is leased, but required extensive repairs and remodelling including fire rated ceilings, new wiring and new flooring.


Out of the leftover money, which wasn’t much, we had to design a fitout which didn’t talk down to the clientele with shabby chic lime washed interiors, but one that was far more robust and contemporary to embrace and acknowledge the sophistication of this community.


We used cheap materials, mainly plywood, and pine ply box units to enable the interior fitout to not only be hardwearing and cool, but we also came 10% under our very tight budget.


Our input was to design the layout, all joinery, bespoke tables, restoration items, lighting design, colours and finishes (internally and externally), mechanical ventilation, bathroom and kitchens as well as exterior signage locations.