Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Harrogate stash

On Friday and Saturday me and my wonderful mum went to the Knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate.  We stay overnight to make it all a bit more leisurely.  It's a good job we do as the place is rammed!  I thought you might like to see my goodies?

Yarn for a pair of fingerless mittens I want to make

Wool roving and fancy threads for a little felt picture I have in mind.

A goldwork kit that's actually a copper work kit and is done on canvas.

Me and mum went halves on this one. This is proper goldwork, but in silver if that makes sense!  We got two patterns and the materials needed to make them both.

They come with leather, and silver threads and metal threads...

And all kinds of other threads that I've forgotten about!  We watched a lady doing a demo and it really didn't seem as hard as I've always thought it would be, so I'm going to take the plunge!

This little fella is a magnetic needle minder.  I couldn't leave him behind!

I didn't intend to buy any fabrics, but at £2 a FQ I couldn't resist.  The car one is to make a crayon roll for my nephew.  The other two are just because.

These were £5 for three and I think they'd look lovely with a bit of embroidery, I have something in mind! In the background is a metre of brown corduroy which is for a bag I'm planning.

I bought this pattern and a roll of fusible binding tape to try the stained glass technique.  I wanted to try this and as the pattern is Rennie Mackintosh, how could I resist?

And how could I resist this bunny who has a little bunny in her garland!  I found the perfect FQ of white fleece on the stall opposite so it was clearly meant to be.

I bought a couple of beadweaving kits.  They're beginners kits but I love the designs and the prices were too good to pass up.

This is my jewellery making stash.  Some of it was from Harrogate but most came from the Bead Show that me and mum went to on Sunday... it was a craftstashalicious weekend!

I bet you all think I'm crazy.  I've got a list of WIPs and kits as long as an orangutan's arm, but I'm adding to it.  Ah well!


Anna said...

You will be busy....
Have a nice and creative day !

Sandra :) said...

WOW that's a fun haul - the fat quarters and charm squares in particular are quite fetching! I recently ordered some Christmas + kiddy print fabrics on sale (errrr 8 meters :D) - sometimes, you need to do some stash enhancement when things are a good price, whether you need them right away or not! ;)

JoJo said...

Great stuff!!!! Now get busy! lol

Celtic Thistle said...

Weren't you supposed to be taking things easy?? Not much sign of it with that great haul!

Carrie P. said...

Looks like you had lots of fun shopping. So many good things. that yarn is so pretty.
I just sent you an email about a question you left on Jane's fabric blog

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely bunch of goodies you've brought back. Now to have fun and find the time to work on them all. Can't wait to see the results

Nancy Lee said...

Adding to stash and skills are noble efforts. Hanging out with your mom is icing on the cake. Glad you had fun!

Anonymous said...

Goodness you did do well! I've always wanted to try goldwork so I'll be following your progress on that one. Love the rabbit.

Sherry said...

It would be hard to resist all of the fun projects you brought home with you. I think a shopping trip like that is a way to be inspired. Have fun creating.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Looks like you found a lot a great bargains and had fun doing so!

Jillayne said...

Not crazy at all - looks like a wonderful pile of inspiration if you ask me.
I have done some gold Goldwork and loved it - it was a flower on purple silk and I gave it to my Mom - I still look at it when I visit and can't believe I made it. I think you will enjoy it very much!