Saturday, April 30, 2011

Holland Road Yarns, Petone

I headed out recently with a few of the girls from our Clever Crafting Project group for a road trip of the crafting kind. On the agenda was the new yarn store in Petone "Holland Road Yarns".

We had fun perusing the aisles and enjoying the lovely kitsch treasures we spotted including vintage milk crates with the old school milk bottles used to hold knitting needles. A dish of button cards and reels of trims. An old wooden file cabinet used to contain needles for sale. Lovely handmade cats from vintage blankets. Yarn books and of course screeds of yarn, in all hues for sale. Our knitters purchased patterns and yarn.

We parked ourselves up on the couch and coaxed the shop assistant to take a few impromptu shots of the girls. If you love yarn, or fancy finding a place to explore your desire to knit, then we heartily endorse the new yarn shop in Petone.

The Clever Crafting Project was a group I co-founded with my art school buddy Cleo a couple of years back. We meet monthly in our own homes to craft and share in all things creative. If you're local and interested in attending, leave a message in the comments section.

If you love knitting, then you will love this store.

Gorgeous displays of yarn in both natural and coloured hues.

I have been on the look out for a vintage milk crate and milk bottles.
This trip did nothing to help my longing for one.

I loved this!

Books, another passion of mine. I love books!

The adorable Chrissy holds up one of the cats made from a vintage wool blanket. There's something more-ish about handmade toys. They're for adults just as much as they are for kids.

I'm a sucker for anything with a cross on it. Darling Bonnie with her Kath Kidston bag and handknit beanie models this gorgeous cushion spectacularly. I love my crafting buddies.

Betty-Ann and Bonnie peruse the patterns available.

I'm a numbskull. I forgot to get his name but I am always fascinated by men who knit. My grandfather did having mended his own fishing nets. Did you also spot the lovely bowl of button cards right there on the desk? And the very cool yellow chair. I have a thing for yellow at the mo.

A bowl of trims. I got some vintage rick rack for $1, sigh.

A bowl of fingerweight sock yarn. Gorgeous.

And these drawers were rather gorgeous too.

A bowl of button cards. Something for everyone.

We'll definitely be back to join in a knitalong and imbibe in the great atmosphere this store has. Go see for yourself.
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Unknown said...

Oh! So jealous! I loved going shopping/browsing in Petone while I was in New Zealand. And how great to have a craft group of like minded souls to enjoy and spark in creativity with! I'm inspired to set up something similar here...Great finds- those treasures, when they become projects make handwork even more special! Warm wishes, Fiona

Willaude Gore said...

Aside from knitting products, I also love to see yarns put on shelves according to their colors. Looking at them is just so refreshing. And they always remind me how colorful life can be, no matter how dark or light the situation is at the moment. Can you imagine living without hues? Oh, by the way, I'm happy that you guys have found these vintage treasures.

Willaude Gore