13 May 2012

Crafty Bath

There are lovely shops in Bath, many of them independent stores which mean that it is not just your usual high street experience. Amongst those stores are some lovely and highly recommended crafty shops!

Country Threads Patchwork - on a small lane in the centre of Bath is this large quilt shop with a great selection of quilt fabrics and haberdashery. The owner was very friendly and helpful and it's definitely worth stopping by. I bought some fabric from the Cool Britannia range and some British inspired ribbons......


I am not sure who manufactures the ribbon but  I couldn't resist the rows of soldiers in their bearskins and the "Made in Britain" ribbon which I plan to use in my handmade knitted goods!



Just along the road from the quilt shop is Bath's local yarn store, suitably named "Wool". It has a lovely collection of yarn including Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Fyberspates, Louisa Harding, Rooster and Rico. I bought a new Rowan baby book called Little Rowan with some really cute 4-ply baby patterns. My only question, is will I ever have the patience to knit something other than socks in 4-ply.....

Then there was The Makery, a shop and a studio where you can take part in a wide range of classes - from making bunting to making knickers, from lamp-shade making to book-binding, from embroidery to knitting. I bought the cutest little stamp that I will use to decorate my gift-tags on handmade goodies!



3 comments:

Heidi said...

Love that ribbon and fabric. (Also the tulips on your banner.)

Ashley W said...

I love the fabric and stamp. i got some cool cord with red cars at the weekend. Here's hoping it will make a nice pinafore. Have a good week. Ashx

Bethany Hissong said...

I don't blame you at all for purchasing all those wonderful things! I LOVE the soldier tape! And I can't wait to see what you make with that great fabric!