time to show off some recent purchases again.
whipup got me thinking merimekko a little while ago. and since i seem to shop nowhere else nowadays (and given that marimekko fabrics retail at Â£30+/m) i hotfooted it off to ebay.
i turned up a set of napkins in sarafan print from crate & barrell that were still bargainous even with shipping from the states:
and these fabulous limited edition marimekko-inspired screen prints by jane foster
unfortunately what with all the recent shopping i can’t actually afford to frame them at the moment. but i’m hoping i might be able to wrangle that out of the budget for redecorating our downstairs rooms.
oh and before you ask, yes, if whipup told me to jump off a cliff i probably would if i believed there was some kind of artistic merit in it :P
and then i made an unexpected charity shop score. there was a whole set of 70s part-work knitting binders (the knitting collection by hamlyn), now whilst i fully appreciate the comedy value of reams of unredeemably awful knitting patterns, i just don’t have the shelf space (or the budget at £2.50 a volume - i think there were 8 in all). so i committed a cardinal sin (for a one-time-would-be-librarian) and split the set. i took just the first 2, useful, volumes:
- knitting know-how
- finishings and trims
- children’s knitting cards
- adapting and designing
- folk knitting
- stitch and pattern library
good stuff :D