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Fabric shopping at Minerva

Fabric shopping at Minerva

I decided to go and explore Minerva Crafts a couple of weeks ago to get some air. It was that period between Christmas and New Year when you realise you can’t remember the last time you left the house – so I needed to do something that would make me feel sane again.

It’s only 30 minutes down the road and don’t know why I’ve never made the journey before…maybe because I think of Minerva as being online rather than bricks and mortar.

Anyway, after driving around a few one way streets and then eventually releasing “it’s that massive building there (!)” I entered into the shop to find a cave of goods.

Minerva-edging

The shop was very well stocked with crafting supplies – if you’re after wool then you’ll find it here!

As a fabric shopper, I think most of the stock sold online wasn’t on display in the shop but I did manage to find a couple of fabrics I might return for.

I recognised this one which looks very similar to a version Paunnet used for a dress.

Minerva-measuring-tape-fabric

I also found a nice wool that I may be returning for which seemed like a bargain at £6.99 p/m. I’m looking to make a winter boyfriend style coat soon so this would work well.

Minerva-wool

I wasn’t expecting to, but I somehow ended up leaving with some knitting supplies to mess about with.

Before now I’ve tried cutting t-shirt jersey into thin strips to knit with, but failed – and got covered in frayed ends at the same time. Well, now they’ve only started selling the stuff!? It’s called Hoooked. So looking forward to experimenting with that along with some nice warm coloured wool to play with.

wool

So that’s  it, there’s a lot of talk about Minerva online and I thought it would be nice to share what the store looks like…

Mirror

Nicole @ beaufrog

3 Comments

  1. Gemma

    January 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I need to go for a visit next time I’m visiting home! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. velosewer

    January 14, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I thought the online store was huge, but the real store looks massive. I’m truly amazed with the store and so glad you featured it on your blog. Thanks heaps.

    Reply

  3. Laura - Behind the Hedgerow

    January 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I just found your blog from your post on mine. It looks like great fun here! Thanks for the post on Minerva – I’m on their blogging network so have had lots of contact with (and fabric from!) them and it’s great to see what the place actually looks like. It’s totally overwhelming choosing things online – I can only imagine what it’s like in person. Thanks again for sharing. And, yes!, a road trip to Rye sounds like an excellent idea! x

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