This week’s shop is actually two shops both run by a busy lady called Nadine, Muntjac Vintage and imynda. In Muntjac Vintage you’ll find vintage housewares and collectables, and in imynda Nadine’s own handmade crochet and amigurumi accessories and supplies. Here’s a couple of things from both shops.
From Muntjac Vintage, an embroidered cream and blue scarf with my favourite paisley design
and 5 Matryoshka Russian nesting dolls in green, I always like Russian dolls and these are sweet
and from imynda a tiny lion head brooch made with amigurumi crochet.
and personalised place cards with a small crochet flower.
You can read more about Nadine’s shop in an interview here, and visit the shops Muntjac Vintage here, and imynda here
This week’s shop is Twinkknits, run by Nicola who lives in York. Nicola knits and crochets everything from mug warmers, cafetiere cosies and teacosies, like this lovely rose one..
to headbands, earwarmers and gloves, like this beautiful chunky cable knit gloves, I love the colour, and…
baby blankets, cushion covers, brooches, coasters, egg warmers, pin cushions and chocolate doughnuts. Hoorah!
She also sells knitting patterns for you to make in the comfort of your own home. You can read an interview with Nicola here, and find out about her celebrity customers. Visit her shop here. (find the famous liquoice allsorts cosy!)
On the Craft Britannia team we were having a chat about yarn bombing. Since I moved to Pompey I’ve seen quite a few yarn bombs, so this morning I went on a treasure hunt. This is what I found.
The first one I spotted, a crochet number on Goldsmith Avenue.
Someone’s worked hard to make this tree cosy in Bransbury Park.
They did the lamp post too…
and the tree next to the Arts Cafe. Good work knitters!
Put your bike somewhere warm, with added buttons, outside Eastney health centre
Also spotted these little ones on Albert Road.
Google research tells me this was the site of a yarn-bomb, off Albert Road, but no longer.
I think the yarn bombs are great, and it proves people love their community and want to take care of it. Have you spotted any yarn bombs in your area? I’d love to hear about them.
UPDATE: If you’re inspired check out the yarn on Etsy, and start with this treasury list, made by the lovely Stupidcats, which includes a beautiful selection of warm tones: Yarn Bomb Treasury
UPDATE 2 (7 March) Southsea you have a rival… Saltburn yarn bombed its pier – check it out here