The Eternal Maker Crafts

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Oh Autumn!

This week is a funny one. The weather just doesn't know what to do with itself. Last weekend was beautifully sunny, on Monday and Tuesday we had torrential rain and today? Well today it's a bit nippy, rather overcast and there's that lovely crisp chill that lets you know that autumn has arrived.

Here in the UK, autumn for crafters means The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London. It's a vast Aladdin's Cave of fabrics, yarns, buttons, beads, workshops and wonderfully inspiring textile exhibitions.

Of course, we have a stand there, and after working hard to pack up what seemed like half our shop, there is a veritable feast of fabric for you to discover, just waiting on Stand L15.
We've taken modern, designer, and organic fabrics, Japanese import fabrics, kits, patterns and lots more, so if you're planning a visit, please do stop by and say hello. We always like to meet our customers!
Meanwhile... those of us back at the shop are really rather envious! Still, we have lots of fabulous fabrics, yarns and notions to enjoy at this end, and doesn't that nip in the air just make you want to make things?
A couple of our current favourites are by Lewis and Irene fabrics.


Woody Diamond Brown - Big Bear Little Bear is a lovely, delicate geometric and is a great contrast to the William Morris-esque Flower Garden - Teal - Home Sweet Home (below), also by Lewis and Irene. We're quite fancying a new winter bag with Flower Garden as the main and Woody Diamond as the lining. Olive green handles, perhaps?
In the yarn department, now that there's a nip in the air, we're all planning and starting our autumn and winter knits. One of the front runners for many of us is Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky. It's a snuggly, soft, bouncy, superwash merino wool. It knits up really quickly and has splendid stitch definition.
It comes in a wide colour palette of fourteen colours including some lovely autumnal shades.
Ingrid recently knitted up a new cable hat pattern using Rialto Chunky and it came out beautifully. Well enough in fact, that if you fancy learning to knit your own she is running a day workshop for the Ever Decreasing Cable Hat on Saturday 24th October.
Don't forget, all of our fabrics, yarns and notions are still available to order from our online shop while we are at the show, so don't let that stop you if you've seen something that you fancy!

We hope to see you at the show (Stand L15) if you're there!


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