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.
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.
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. ‘
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.
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