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Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Patch of Country - Kaikoura

I had heard about a wonderful “must see” patchwork shop in Kaikoura, and what a wonderful, friendly place it is.  Beautifully scented white roses line the path up to the shop, and I stepped in the door into a wonderland of delight.
DSCF8916 Such a pretty entrance to the shop
Rachel has owned the shop for about 6 years, she told me, and it is chocker-block full of fabric, patterns, notions and knitting wool.She is now stocking woollen fabric and has a nice range of patterns to show how to work with this wonderful warm fabric.
DSCF8911 Working with woollen fabric
The shop is organised into rooms.  This one had everything you could need for a child's quilt.  There was a lovely range of kiddies fabrics,  including Jemima Puddle Duck and friends, patterns, and lots of soft toys. ‘
DSCF8912 Need to make a kiddies quilt?
Another room was full of lots of New Zealand fabrics, plus a good selection of black and whites.  There were plenty of NZ patterns on offer, plus a good selection of cross stitches showing New Zealand scenes.
DSCF8914 New Zealand fabrics and patterns in this room
Rachel has lots of stitchery samples adorning the shop, and a great range of stitchery patterns.  I love doing stitcheries, they are so handy and portable to do while travelling.  I really enjoyed pottering about this pretty shop, thank you Rachel for your friendly welcome.  Do pop in if you are passing through Kaikoura, and check out the shop on www.apatchofcountry.co.nz

1 comment:

Lis said...

Memories, memories, love that shop. Love Kaikoura too.