Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Flood, Debbie Bliss and yarn crawl........

The Creative Sanctuary has been flooded!! It heartbreaking to see my friend's lovely shop in such a poor state. Angela has worked so hard to make her dream a reality and making the shop....well as the name suggests creative sanctuary.

 But spirits cannot be beaten and the show must go on! There's nothing like a disaster to make the community come together, and what a community it is in Hertford! An overwhelming support for lovely Angela.

At least the pumpkins are still ready for Halloween :)

The lovely people at the Simply Holmes estate agents offered us to use their premises for workshops, and I have to say I have really enjoyed myself and the ladies too. It's very nice to do things out of the ordinary and it just proves that you can do any sort of craft anywhere all you need is a bit of willingness to try new things.

Ange in the background is modeling Mia the cushion cover lol

The creative Sanctuary is open as usual for business on line at and all the workshops are taking place, so please visit the website and give Angela your support :)

Before the flood from above (that is the flat above not the heavens) Angela hosted an afternoon with Debbie Bliss, who come over with her rather yummy new collection. It's very exciting to meet such well established designers and hear their stories behind every design and where they get their inspirations. She mostly spoken about the importance of buying and supporting British wool and her global style collection which is based on original designs by Melody Griffiths.

The first cardigan is part of the global style collection.

 Debbie Bliss

My friend Annette and I also have crawled London in search of yarn or attended The Great London Yarn Crawl, if you like. It was the first one in London and what a great, well organised event it was!! We were on the green route that started at I Knit in Waterloo, then proceeded to Sharp Works in Hern Hill, then 
Knit with Attitude in Stoke Newington and we finished our crawl with visiting The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead and then relaxed in the pub with a huge drink! Each and every shop was absolutely fab and offered something a bit different, whether it be unusual yarns or fabrics.

It was really nice to meet so many new people, especially at the pub where all the other routes came together. I got invited to lots of knitting clubs around me, which is fantastic as I have been looking for a club near me to join and I will definitely join as soon as I get a bit more organised with my time The lovely ladies from Ravelry flew over and gave away lots of prizes donated by sponsors.

the crawl was such a success that I bet will be definitely happening next year and I thoroughly recommend it, if you can, do attend! you won't regret it, it's a hoot!

Well deserved drink and a knit after a hard day crawling :)

Anna xx

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