Went crazy at Ally Pally

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Went crazy at Ally Pally

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1MarthaJeanne
Out 15, 2010, 12:44pm

I figured out that it had been 9 years since the last time I got to the Knitting and Stitching show.

I came home with about a dozen books, two blouses, lots of thread, needles, a magnetic pick-up, two kits (I almost never work from kits), two packages of card weaving cards ... Totally exhausted, but very satisfied.

(Most, but not all, of the books are entered. I also went crazy at Blackwell's in Oxford and several other bookstores during our three weeks in the UK.)

But I know I missed lots of stuff.

2AnnaClaire
Out 18, 2010, 12:45pm

I did the same thing at Rhinebeck on this side of the Atlantic this Saturday. Came home with lots of fiber to spin and, $40 worth of fudge, and a purple re-entry stamp on the back of my hand.

3aulsmith
Out 18, 2010, 1:53pm

I went the Rhinebeck on Sunday and came back with a wonderful out-of-print book, Beyond Weaving, that I've wanted for ages.

4MarthaJeanne
Dez 22, 2010, 5:21pm

One of the out of print books I came home with was Hardanger Embroideries which I'm fairly sure is pre-WWI. I have just discovered that it and lots of other really old handwork books are available at http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/completelist.htm

5aulsmith
Dez 22, 2010, 8:34pm

OMG!

6MarthaJeanne
Editado: Dez 26, 2010, 4:15pm

I'm slowly working towards making a blouse based on one in that hardanger book, and I also have some machine experiments planned with a friend, (Based on another book I bought at Ally Pally), but if I need another idea after that, I should be able to find something on that site, don't you think?

7aulsmith
Dez 26, 2010, 5:14pm

There are enough ideas there for a lifetime. And I already had enough craft books in my house with enough ideas for my lifetime.

8MarthaJeanne
Dez 27, 2010, 4:04am

Don't we all? (BTW, we share an impressively long list of books.)

Oh, yes, and I have a new friend who is going to get me smocking.

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