It’s been great seeing so many posts about all the goodies that people purchased at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Obviously I wasn’t there for the purpose of shopping, but I did manage to find time to pick up a couple of things.
Interestingly, both of the items I purchased were planned in advance, and both were from vendors who were handily placed in the aisle opposite from me. These goodies were clearly meant to be mine!
First up, my big purchase: this gorgeous hand-etched jar. I love it! I bought it from Grace of Beyond Measure, and it’s made by Andy of Vinegar & Brown Paper. I’ve bought a couple of Andy’s pieces in the past, after I met him a few years ago at the Folksy Summer School. Anyway I’d had my eye on the Lost Threads jar in Grace’s shop for quite a while, and once I discovered that Beyond Measure was going to be at EYF, the decision was made. (Seriously, every single thing that Grace stocks is gorgeous: beautiful things for folks who make. She also makes really lovely things and makes me wish I could sew.)
Since then I’ve had a great time rummaging through my house looking for scraps of yarn to store in the jar. I can assure you, I have no shortage! I find it really hard to throw away the ends of yarn that I love, so I’m pleased to now be able to put it to good decorative use.
My other lovely purchase was this pouch from Julie of Woollenflower. I’d seen this particular bag online in her shop, but it had sold out before I got my hands on it. I spoke to her about it at Unravel, and finally got one EYF. Hurrah! It’s made from a vintage woollen fabric with a great rusty-red check – just my colours. And even better, the fabric comes via my friend Anna Maltz (aka Sweaterspotter). How cool is that?
I love how my two purchases keep reminding me of the amazing weekend at EYF and the brilliant people I met there.