Monday, 10 October 2011

Knitting & Stitching Show 2011 - My Hoard

So, this weekend was Ally Pally time again! Here is my hoard....
 Yes, I went a bit crazy, but it's only once a year! And some of these things you just cannot find anywhere else!
in this picture, from the top left: small scraps of silk laps & a roll of hand dyed cheesecloth from Oliver Twists; several  fat quarters of japanese patterned cottons, the owl design is so cute! to the right of that is some little 75p scraps of tie dyed cotton

the spiral dyed roving in this picture is from  The Thread Studio stall,  and the  cloth below that is some shot cotton, space dyed velvet and two skeins of hand dyed cotton embroidery thread all from Stef Francis' stall

At the top of this picture is my wonderful hoard of Oliver Twists cotton threads [I have been waiting all year to go back to their stall for these!], next to them are two beautiful skeins of wool yarn that I am giving to my sister so that she can make me a variation of this wonderful shawl for Christmas. The two small 50g balls of yarn are Shetland Aran. Below that are two skeins of fantastically coloured hemp yarn. Next to them are two bundles of Egyptian Cotton cloth (only £5 for the both) and atop them is a wonderfully moss coloured piece of pre-felt from Sue Pearl.

detail of the Oliver Twists cotton

detail of the hemp yarn from The House of Hemp

detail of the shawl yarn

detail of the 75p cotton scraps

detail of the shot cotton, velvet and threads from Stef Francis

detail of the fat quarters
Now I have this huge hoard to add to my stash of other bits. And wandering around the show has given me some inspiration. I just hope I can fit in time to follow some of the ideas alongside starting my Book Arts MA course.


  1. yay stash overkill!

  2. so what you think of the fat quarters? like them?

  3. I usually go to the Harrogate version in November. Complete sensory overload, isn't it?! I love the Oliver Twists and Stef Francis threads too.