We followed the lovely signs...
Meet Val...the wool crazy lady behind 'Renditions in Rags'...her wool shop and studio! Such a character...and her love of wool shines through that smile and those twinkling eyes! Like the rest of us, she is HOOKED!
Her studio/shop is located at the front of her house and it is full of her lovely creations...rugs like this scattered throughout the house!
Val is predominately a wool hooker...selling supplies for the many classes that she teaches!
There were three huge baskets of Wool Candy...rolls of wool scraps for 50 cents each! YUM!
Quarter cuts...all neatly stacked for $6!
My angle shot of the one yard cuts of wool was too blurry to show:o((...but she sells them for $18 each! Great prices! I guess I will HAVE to go back for a better shot...:o)))
Val uses this wee Featherweight to sew together her braids....
She even gave us a quick demo...I ,of course, put my fingers in my ears and said "Lalalalalalalalal..." I do NOT need another hobby!
Lots of mats were for sale...
If you live on Vancouver Island (and even if you don't...:o) and want to visit Val, here is her shop schedule...Her shop is guaranteed to be open EVERY Tuesday...and most Fridays and Sundays. If you are in the area (and it's not a Tuesday) and want to pop in, then give her a phone call...which is what we did! (Her # is on the brochure.)
As you can probably tell, we were all THRILLED with Val's Shop and will be back! Finally, we have a Wool Shop of our very own!!...Yippee! Thanks VAL for a lovely Woolie visit!
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Stitching!~P