The most amazing thing that I discovered, is that there is a fabulous yarn shop not far from me on the coast. Now when I say not far, it's not exactly around the corner, more like a 30 min drive, but that is not far compared to most things around here. Jenny King Designs has beautiful wool and is run by a woman who loves crochet, woo hoo. I can't believe I had not heard of this place before. I had to buy some balls of deliciousness as penance for my ignorance.
Yummy luscious colours of Noro yarn, to make some scarves to ward off the cold down south.
I also forked out big bucks for a Jelly Monster.
It's purpose is to help with cutting out hexagons, triangles and circles on jelly rolls. I thought it was a fabulous idea when I bought it but after reading the instructions, hmmm. I forgot that if you have circles and hexagons, you have to sew them onto something or together, and I don't like the sound of that, especially as I can't even sew snowball blocks. At least I can still cut out triangles and squares with it, and I will use them. I will let you know how it goes......eventually.
Look what I bought too, I have been searching for one of these little beauties for a while now , as I really don't want to shorten my fingers accidentally. (For the non quilters, it is a handle that attaches by vacuum seal to rulers, so that you don't accidentally cut your fingers off when you are using a rotary blade to cut fabric.)
It goes very nicely with my ball of wool!!!
Below are a few photos I took of one of the displays. They are from Dairing, an amazing company with brilliant ideas for textiles and some fabulous products that I had never seen before.
There were also some of Loani Prior's teapots on display and a beautiful wall hanging by Prudence Mapstone, which were fabulous to look at and it would have been nice if I had remembered to take photos.