Monday, 9 July 2007
Purl and Co - Ipswich
On Saturday I tutored a Finishing Techniques Workshop at Purl and Co in Ipswich. Located on Silent Street and within easy walking distance of other shops and ample car parking this little shop is a treasure trove for any yarn and button addict.
Owner Sue Palmer obviously has a fantastic eye for colour and design and she creates lovely eye catching window displays often featuring pieces of retro furniture and antique buttons. The shop is relatively small, but there is plenty of room to sit and peruse all the knitting books and magazines. The workshop room is on the first floor, it is light and airy with a large window overlooking the street.
To the rear Sue has a compact but well tended court yard garden. It’s the kind of place that I could happily lose myself for a few hours, in fact I have suggested to Sue that I be allowed to move in!
Purl and Co runs a programme of workshops, some half day, others full day with a variety of subjects and tutors. In the case of full day workshops the fee includes a tasty lunch, tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits.