A little while ago we all went to Wellington and I think I forgot to post about all my lovely, crafty purchases! Wellington is a bit of a Crafter’s Paradise I think. There are lots of lovely little sewing, knitting, haberdashery shops that are independently owned. I had a lot of fun.

Melissa Wastney’s blog alerted me to a shop called Stitchbird which, as luck would have it, was only a short distance from where we stayed. It’s a little shop but full of very pretty things. I picked up these buttons:

IMG_0560 IMG_0561A little further afield was one of the best wool shops I have been to. It’s in Petone and is called The Holland Road Yarn Company. Their yarn selection is fairly large for a small shop and all of it was wonderful, soft, squashy, lofty stuff. It was also priced to match, but I was prepared for that.

I bought these skeins of very pretty, extremely soft, pale pink yarn. It’s baby alpaca in fingering weight.


I also went to Made On Marion which had some spinning fibre and equipment! I have spun up the neutral coloured fibre and will show you that soon.


Then, once I had done enough damage to the budget, there was other treasure to be found. In between the stones and bits of driftwood along the shore I found these which I have happily added to my collection:


All in all a very happy holiday.


About Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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One Response to Wellington

  1. I love Wellington for the same reason. Auckland is such a sorry craft shopping city. Well done. Love your purchases.

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