Life has and still is hectic and as I now work six days a week in my relatively new shop I unfortunately don't seem to find the time to blog. However I intend that to change as there is so much I can now involve you all in.
|Hayfield Bonus Buzz Double Knitting yarn - £2.79 per 100gr ball|
I have had a great six months since the shop opened. I know it doesn't seem that long but it is. The shop has been very successful so far and the stock of wool, and now fabrics has increased immensely.
|My new fabrics from £4.50 a metre|
I have enjoyed choosing and re-choosing all the beautiful items to stock and hope that I have struck a good balance of quality goods which are reasonably priced.
|Needlecraft Corner, 19 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AY|
Also what's great about owning my own wool and haberdashery shop is that I get to try out as many products as I want. Well it would be rude not to wouldn't it?
|Wendy Roam Sock Wool in Fosse - £5.99 per 100gr ball (75% Wool)|
I have some gorgeous sock wools. This one is a Wendy 4ply called Roam in Fosse which as you can see is a variegated yarn changing from green to blue with a number of other colours intermingled in it. It is fantastic to crochet with as it doesn't split. It is quite firm and perfect for the lovely shawl I am making in a corner to corner stitch. Each row increases from one original stitch which means that it immediately becomes a triangle which just gets bigger. You are supposed to start decreasing when you get to the right size so as you progress the triangle then develops into a square but I wanted a shawl so will keep going until I reach the right size. I thought it would be perfect for when I go out on a cool summer evening or alternately when I sit in bed knitting I can look like a granny!
|James C Brett - Double Knitting with Merino - £2.75 per 100gr ball|
|Cross stitch in an embroidery hoop which has been crocheted round|
|Hand stitched heart of my own design|
Below is a picture of our recently finished craft classroom. It is so bright and fresh in there and painted in a vibrant sky blue which according to our research is the perfect colour for creativity.
|Our new craft classroom is available to hire.|
I hope to speak again soon. Best regards, Paula x