Hi everyone, in May I had the pleasure of visiting the Loop Knitting Shop in London and I thought you may like to look inside the store, I am sure you will love it as much as I did!
Be warned there are lots of photos!
I did not buy much when I was there, not because I wasn’t tempted (I only purchased a few crochet threads) but I simply dare not buy anything else for my craft room as there is enough stuff in there already! The photos for Loop are further down this post, first I will show you what I have been working on over the last few weeks.
The inspiration to pick up my needles on my return did mean that my cross stitch took a back seat, however, I did manage to finish my Hands on Design monthly subscription that the Fat Quarter Shop sent to me to review. I finally decided to finish them into pillows, they each measure 14″ x 14″, I interfaced the front fabric and the cross stitch with medium weight sew in interfacing and I was really pleased with the result.
I am awaiting the delivery of the June cross stitch which should arrive shortly.
After my visit to Loop I started to knit a shawl, I am a beginner shawl knitter so I wanted something easy, I chose the Boom Shawl from Ravelry and it was certainly very easy to knit, I loved it that much I cast on another one immediately in a different colour! Here is the first one knit in gorgeous Autumn colours using Caron Cakes yarn which is available from Wool Warehouse in the UK but it is also available in America.
The Autumn colour I used is called Rainbow Sprinkles.
I purchased two of these shawl pins, I have one in my Etsy shop here
I blocked the shawl using some blocking mats, they are play mats which are much cheaper than buying knitting blocking mats and do the job just as well.
I purchased these from Amazon UK
I am so pleased I knit these shawls, they feel so nice to wear, I can see many more in my future, in particular for gifts as they are a quick knit!
The colour is Faerie Cake
Loop in London
This shop has to be the nicest yarn shop I have ever visited, the ladies were very helpful and friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed looking around and now I hope you do too!
You can visit their website here
Their address is ……..
15 Camden Passage, Islington,
London, N1 8EA
I have also visited Sajou Embroidery Store in Paris and blogged about it here
In my next blog post I will be taking you inside Sew over It and Rays Stitch haberdashery and fabric stores in London.
I can be found as Stitching Fairy on Ravelry and Instagram.
My Craftsy store is here
and my Etsy shop is here
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
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