Monday, 12 March 2012
The wall of yarn was tempting, but I plumped for a rotary cutter and self-healing mat, as I'd like to do more patchwork and quilting, and these tools make things a whole lot easier (and more precise). Rotary cutters are notoriously sharp, so I'll have to be a bit careful with my fingers as I'm not the most co-ordinated person in the world.
I was a little saddened by the JL haberdashery department, as it did seem to be a shadow of its former self. As a child I remember gorging my eyes on all the reels of trim and fabric as I waited for my mum to choose the right buttons to finish off a hand-knitted cardigan. They still sell sewing machines, but the expert woman who used to advise customers was made redundant a few years ago. Now you're just handed a photocopied leaflet from the manufacturer with a list of bullet points on it.
I also picked up a couple of packets of machine needles, as it's important to change needles regularly and I've been going through them at quite a rate recently.