I’m on my way home from Alexandria Palace Knitting & Stitching Show 2013.
I’ve actually only been here since 11am (it’s nearly 3 now), but I feel like I’ve managed to get a lot done.
– deep breath –
I have purchased some very interesting yarns and threads that I can’t wait to try out.
Here I have silver lurex, retro reflective and glow in the dark!!!! I have such
plans for these! Last two from the hand weavers studio.
Textilegarden.com always have gorgeous buttons.
The little square blue ones will be coming to a jumper in a certain mag near you in feb.
Some swatching yarn from handmade nest
This gorgeous baby alpaca dk in steel grey from Eden cottage yarns, omg it’s soooo soft.
Chiaogoo sticks and stoppers from tall yarns an tales. They don’t carry the spin cables yet, but they did write it down on the show notes so may stock ’em soon!
Wow, that’s more than I had realised!
On top of all this, I deposited my offerings of honeycomb in strategic locations around the show; basically one at each yarnie who has generously sorted me out with yarn support during the year. I apologise to anyone who needs to go to the dentist next week!
I had a lovely chat with Victoria and David from Eden cottage yarns (oh! just realised! like posh and becks! bet they get that all the time…), Rachel from uk alpaca and Alex from coolree, all of whom shall be getting sketches of designs in the next couple of weeks! Phew! Busy busy! The children are getting quick and easy beans on toast for din for a few weeks…
Finally I have to mention sallyhewett.co.uk whose erotic art textile pieces were very dramatic. I thought they were gorgeous and I’d love a couple for the bedroom, or living room for that matter. Don’t think I’d be let, though!!!