Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A Visit to Purl Soho

Purl Soho Wall
Inspiration Wall
I was worried about finding Purl Soho in their new location.  But it wasn't difficult, just a more bustling area than the last one. However, the moment you step in the door it's calm.  This wall of projects greets you with cozy felt pillows, hand embroidered dolls and knit houses.

Purl Soho Yarn Wall
Hand-dyed Cashemre
Maybe it's the walls of yarn that insulate the store, but a kind of hush falls over people as they enter. They whisper politely in a dreamy state of project planning.

Wall of Liberty Fabric
In love with Liberty
I fell into this state myself. A whole wall of Liberty Fabric! It was gorgeous.

So many of my favorite things
A rare photo of Jesse without a book
Jesse was more into reading The Corrections, but he was very patient with me and the hours and hours I spent shopping at Purl.

Purl Soho Counter

And when it's time to go they'll ring you up at this lovely counter.  I showed some restraint, buying one ball of road to china yarn and a spice felt bundle. I couldn't choose amongst the Liberties!  Next time.


Brenda said...

Oh, wow. I love Liberty fabric. Did they have satin and poplin or was it just the cotton lawn? I've found some divine Liberty fabrics online (at Sewbox but would love to pop in to Purl too if they have them!!

k a t said...

It looks like they have tana lawn, kingly cord, and a little lantana. It's all on their website if you want to take a peek!

Sustainable Eats said...

Love the shot of you with your liberty porn. I've so been there. Must. Not. Start. Quilting. Again...