A few Saturdays ago I went on a little outing to a neighbouring town with a friend who gets as much joy from all the crafty things as I do. We get a bit squeaky with excitement. We were most excited to be going along to the Beyond Measure Open Day. If you haven't come across Beyond Measure yet and you like beautiful things to help you in your making and doing then you really are in for a treat. Grace, the owner, was opening her studio for the day and the opportunity to handle some of the lovely goodies, plus the chance to spend our leftover spending money from Edinburgh Yarn Festival, could not be missed!
Beyond Measure is housed in a fabulous old mill type building with lots of industrial architectural details and interiors to look at.
|Lovely old staircase|
|I love a bit of peeling paint|
|Pretty Tulip needles|
|Fantastic storage jars|
|Trimmings and bindings|
|Pretty tins of haberdashery|
|Love these little chaps by Eleanor Bostrom. My friend may have taken one home!|
|All the colours in the embroidery threads.|
|Gorgeous tweed just waiting to be made into lovely things.|
|More tweedy goodness.|
|One of these fab knitting bags came home with me.|
If you are wondering where the tapestry and tartan of the title are - they formed the main part of my outfit.
One of my Welsh tapestry handbags. This one has lots of mustard and teal in it which meant I really couldn't resist it.
My tartan skirt is from good old M&S and is a) orange, b) wool, c) lined and d)warm. It has had a lot of wear since I bought it in the sale in January. My local charity shops have had a dearth of old lady tartan skirts so this filled a gap in my wardrobe.
Thanks for taking my outfit pictures Karen.