The Brooklyn General Store and Lovely DiscoveriesBy
Before I dive back into book and resin related goodies I’ve got to show off the little bit of fiber touring I did while I was there.
The Brooklyn General Store doesn’t sound like a yarn shop, does it? I suppose because, strictly speaking, it isn’t. Nestled on a quiet street in a residential area of Brooklyn, it’s a sweet combination of all kinda of goodies, including fabric roving, dye and ribbon.
Then there’s the yarn. A beautiful selection of all the good stuff, including MadelineTosh. I know that isn’t remarkable in and of itself, but I discovered something that made my little fibrous heart flutter–the colorway ‘Whiskey Barrel’.
A few years ago, the dyer of my all-time favourite colorway, ‘Graphite’ by Viola Viola decided to take an indefinite dyeing hiatus. The big hit for me was that I could never find another colour quite like ‘Graphite’. Until ‘Whisky Barrel’!
*Almost* the same, right? So of course, though it’s far from exotic, I walked out of there with a skein of MadelineTosh.
I also walked out of there with some packets of acid dye, and a pair of 2-ounce bags of un dyed fiber (superfine merino and baby alpaca).
Adorable place, awesome selection, and if you find yourself in Brooklyn I’d definitely recommend a visit!
Looks like a great place! And you’re right that the name doesn’t exactly conjure “yarn.”
Now that sounds like a wonderful shop! I love how it has stuff for so many crafts in it. Lucky you for getting to visit it
I’m just drooling over the colours and the availability …… sigh……
Like in the candy store… colors, flavors, feel.