Well, I'm back from my UK trip which was a huge family gathering so no time to explore any yarn shops...even though my cousin had one she wanted to take me to.....next time!
On my return, however I received an email from a friend saying she was coming through Kingston on her way to Rose Haven Farm Store in Picton where Habu Textiles was having a trunk show!!! Habu is a Japanese textile company which has a New York office which I and my friend Margot Miller visited on a December 2009 trip. The lovely lady pictured here (I cannot find her name) brought a passel of knits of all manner of wonderfully unusual yarns....Silk/Stainless, Linen Paper, Linen Stainless and more!
We paid for the privilege of viewing and trying on the samples and also local wines and artisanal cheeses (yum!). downstairs in Linda's workroom we had a fashion show of the samples and good touchy feely session.
This little jacket was made of two fibres: Paper Moire & Silk...I think, my note taking isn't the best when confronted with fab knits to look at!
This wonderful garment is the 4 armed top with a turtle neck, my friend Sonja, with whom I went, lurved it! The kit is $155 and it's made of Silk & Mohair...
.....just look at the ways it can configure....
This little cardigan is Kit #77 made from two yarns... cotton and stainless (the sheer bottom half). The stainless yarns are great as they can be shaped as you wear them... points, ruffles and so on.
|Kit 27A. Paper and Stainless Tail Jacket|
Habu Kits.... this link will take you to the page of sweater kits.
|Sonja in the 4 arm sweater.|
|Another of our fave knits. A simple cardigan.|
While at the Spring shows I got into a trade with Denis and Catherine of 'Atelier Tout Autre Chose' whose wonderfully colourful shoes have dominated the shows for years. Catherine wanted a sweater and I've always drooled over their shoes. I chose these colours and Denis even built up the last to accomodate my 'bunion' on my left foot. I walked miles in them in the UK, over cobbles and on beaches.
They can be reached at:
or write them at 79 rue St Claude, Saint-Romuald, QC G6W 3E2
(I'm trying to talk them into a small web site!)