A group of us got together to head out to Hoorn the other day. It’s about half an hour by train from Amsterdam, and on this particular day Hoorn was hosting its annual Weavers Market!
So much yarn, so many fibre related products! I think all of us thought we’d gone to heaven!
We spent about five hours all told, and didn’t quite make it to the end before the markets were closing and packing up around us.
It’s so invigorating to be surrounded by so much inspiration all in one place.
For a change though, I was such a good girl. I didn’t buy anything! Everything I fell for I knew I had something similar at home already.
I keep falling for the same things over and over again apparently!
Lace or sock weight, in cool vibrant tones, in large-scale skeins, in order to create my epically huge shawls.
Of course, being a Weavers Market there was also things for spinning …
… basket making …
… felting …
… and embroidery!
It was the most amazing day, and this event is now firmly lodged in my diary for next year! I can’t wait! But I may need to get there earlier!
Perhaps by next year I will have my own spinning wheel and I’ll be able to buy some fleece, or batts for spinning! *dreams* And by the next year, who knows? Perhaps then I’ll have learnt to weave!
6 thoughts on “Wevers Markt in Hoorn”
Maybe we’ll be virgin spinners together! If you hear of a place to take classes in the Amsterdam area please let me know!
I was secretly planning on hitting up friends and relatives! But SHH! Don’t tell anyone! 😀
Such a lot of fiber! and beautiful colours, too!
That’s part of the trap! Everything looks better in a rainbow! So they set them all out to best advantage, and then when you get them home you wonder why you only have one colour. OR you fall for it at the stall and buy ALL THE COLOURS! Because that’s how it looks so amazing! 😉
Looked like lots of fun!
Wish you could have been there too