I had a really super evening at the end of last week when I attended An Evening with Bergère de France at Hollies Haberdashery – my lovely local fabric/yarn emporium. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the lure of mulled wine, mince pies, and (most importantly!) yarn was enough to tempt me.
We were ably guided through the Bergère de France yarn collections by Fiona, the sales rep, who came armed with loads of gorgeous samples, pattern books and ideas! We got to take away a design book and pattern instructions too.
But fully aware that my knitting skills would not be up to the task (although I could maybe just about manage the scarf…!) I spent my money on a kit to make a very light and sparkly stole, using Angel (a mohair mix) and Lumiac (a very pretty yarn with sequins).
It is an aim of mine to improve my knitting skills in 2017 – so it is good to make a start in 2016.. it is going well so far, but still I sit, hunched over my needles – I wonder if more mulled win would help?
It was lovely to be introduced to the different yarns by an expert!
And with my sewing/crochet hat on (not literally, haha) I was really inspired by some of the accessories that Bergère produce. Here’s a bag made using their faux leather bag pieces:
Again, I really like the idea of combining the vinyl fabric with standard fabric to make big pouches and bags. And how great would a personalized stitched vinyl luggage tag look on a handmade bag?!
Such a fab and inspirational evening, especially at this time of year when I was feeling a bit crafted out. I highly recommended it if you get a chance to attend an event like this near you.
P.S. I attending this as a paying punter rather than on a press freebie – so many thanks to Sarah at Hollies Haberdashery and Fiona from Bergere de France and the other attendees for letting me take some pics, and for a fun evening.