30 November 2011

Harrogate Report part 1

It was great going to Harrogate last week to the Knitting & Stitching show.
Good to have a break away, but great to be home (less traffic for a start!)

There are three sides to the K&S show – seeing friends, shopping and inspiration.  It was wonderful to meet up with Caroline and Fiona.

Todays post is shopping, tomorrows post is inspirational art.

There were some of my favourite shops missing, one being the Bead Merchant, their loss with the Spellbound Bead Shop’s gain.

beads

A few beautiful buttons, the small number reflect the price rather than the choice.

Buttons

The unequalled Habu yarns and Silk Route fabrics.

habu

Indian trims

ribbons

More silks from the Silk Route and Mulberry Silks – my colour choices are mellowing.

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Most of this lace came from a vintage fair – a few metres from Harrogate.  The buttons are art nouveau in style and really beautiful.

lace

patternThere are plans to combine the lace with the pattern above, lets just says its going to be interesting as the instructions are minimal, as is my dress making experience.  Hopefully I can reveal the results in March at the Fashion & Embroidery Show.

2 comments:

  1. Great purchases Helen, I love your choice of colours and can't wait to see the end results.

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  2. Lovely colours, especially the fresh greens and creams and those Japanese yarns are amazing.

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