Before I moved to London I had already spotted a long list of exhibitions dedicated to yarns/kniting/crochet (and also spinning/weaving/embroidery). My fingers are not enough to count events in the city during the year. If we widen the circle to the entire island, in all probability, we could mark our calendar with a yarn show every fortnight. Some are very famous, like the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, other are organized at farms or in small villages in the countryside. It seems pointless to say that I’d like to see them all, but the project is not very feasible – or probably I’m too lazy.
My friend of yarnraids – between baskets full of skeins and wooden boxes painted in white filled with balls of yarn – is Kate. This year we could not lose Yarnporium, the first exhibition organized by Yarn in the city, with carefully selected exhibitors, independent brands, fine accessories and precious yarns. Wonderful.
These photos are just a small part of all that was. The fair was small, but full of products and interesting people. We touched everything, absolutely everything. I brought home only a few things and an endless list of yarns that I’d like to try!
I was going to forget my small, but juicy, booty: 3 Brushed Suri skeins from Mrs. Moon (do not ask me why I chose these colors, my eyes were strangely attracted to pink), The shawl project book two, browns super-mini-buttons by Textile garden (perfect for the coat of a amigurumi bear) and business cards for the next purchases.
What would you have bought? “Everything” is not accepted as answer!
In the cover photo of this post are the mini-skeins of Hedgehog Fibers at A yarn story.