Last Saturday we took the shop to the Yarn in the City Pop-up Marketplace in Chelsea Old Town Hall in London. This was part of the Great London Yarn Crawl event that Yarn in the City (YITC) has been putting on for the last few years. The Yarn Crawl is a charity event and raises money for Refuge. I had the chance to partake in the crawl last year, which was super fun so when I heard they were adding a Pop-Up Marketplace to the even this year, I said 'sign me up!'
It's really hard to decide what to take to an event like this when there are so many nice things to choose from. We packed up a selection of Shibui Knits, Hedgehog Fibres, Life in the Long Grass and Sweet Georgia Yarns as well as a couple of new goodies.
We launched a brand new yarn last Saturday and it seems you like it as much as we do. Townhouse Yarns are hand-dyed in Dublin, Ireland by the lovely Jenny Sisk and we've brought in her lush Grafton 4-ply and Camden Tweed. I'll tell you much more about her story and her yarns next week but for now here are a couple of yarn photos:
The "I Wish I Was an Octopus" necklace and brooch made their debut last Saturday as well. Once again the talented Designosaur is behind this exclusive creation. I've been proudly wearing my necklace all week :) Both the brooch and necklace are now availble via the website. And of course "Tolly" the alpaca gauge came with us too.
I can't leave out the lovely Kate Atherely, she joined us at the booth for most of the day signing copies of her brand new book Custom Socks. Signed copies of this as well as her other books Beyond Knit and Purl, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers and Knit Accessories are available on the website. So if you didn't get to partake in the event last weekend, you can still pick up a copy.
Chelsea Old Town Hall is an amazing venue and a beautiful setting for an event like this. I kept looking up throughout the day and just being blown away by the beauty of the building. Aside from my love of the building, it was also really amazing to meet so many lovely yarny people. Thank you so much to everyone who came by, it was lovely to meet you!
Hope to see you again next YITC.