There really isn't any craft shops open on a Sunday and as Abbey "needed" some needles so she can start a new project and we have been housebound we drove to Petone to visit Holland Road Yarn Company.(psst they do free shipping in NZ of order $75 and over)
What a delightful shop - it even has fairy lights and a picket fence in the window
Street art outside on the lamp post.
Inside was a delight - all the needles were kept well organised in these old filing drawers.
Oh my a basket of hexi puffs - I didn't know the craze was over here in New Zealand. WHAT fun!
The shop has a warm welcoming feel where you can pop in knit a row or two, have a cuppa tea and a wee natter. (Pam, Maree, Maria and Annette we will have to go and play!)
(sorry about the blury photos I was using my Iphone and I don't take many photos with it.
The lovely lady who served Abbey gave me a free pattern by designer Margaret Stove which has three lace scarves using Artisan Fibres lace weight merino wool.
Margaret is the grandmother of Tash (the owner of Holland Road Yarns) Margaret pictured above is holding the shawl she designed, spun and knitted for Prince William which was commissioned and given as a gift on prince William's christening.
Margaret's "Filmy Fern" design was knitted by Cynthia Read who also spun the merino wool and this shawl was commissioned by the New Zealand Prime Minister's office to be given to Prince George.
The pattern Filmy Fern can be found in Margaret's book Wrapped in Lace.- which of course can be purchased at Holland Road Yarn
It's still on my bucket list to spin some wool that has come off our land.
We will be back to Holland Road Yarn Shop!
A copy of Margaret Stove's Lace scarf pattern (which has three scarf patterns to choose from) and one ball of Artisan Fibres Lace which is enough to make one scarf
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