Shopping / compras

É claro que enquanto estive em Amsterdam procurei lojas relacionadas com agulhas e linhas… mas não foi fácil.
Não tinha intenção de comprar nada em especial. Eventualmente compraria algo que fosse novo para mim. Queria só mesmo meter o nariz.
 
While I was in Amsterdam I’ve looked for shops related with needles and threads… but it was not easy.
I had no intention to buy anything particular. I should buy something new for me. I just wanted to see.
 
  After all I made a few shopping.
Two books : Making kimonos and japanese clothes by Jenni Dobson. For me an interesting book about something I know nothing at all.
The other book is about a stitch I’ve never heard of : Le point de Beauvais / Beauvais stitch. This stitch has its origin in China and it had been spread through occidental Europe about 18th century. In France also known as Point Pompadour. The book is written in French.
 
Acabei por comprar poucas coisas.
Dois livros:
Making Kimonos and japanese clothes por Jenni Dobson. Um livro interessante sobre algo que não conheço.
O outro livro é acerca de um ponto de que nunca ouvi falar: Le point de Beauvais. Este ponto tem a sua origem na China e espalhou-se pela Europa ocidental no século 18. Em França também é conhecido como Point Pompadour. O livro está escrito em francês.

Basically it is the chain stitch embellished with some variations and made with a crochet needle.
Basicamente é o ponto cadeia enriquecido com algumas variações e feito com uma agulha de crochet.
Não tencionava comprar nenhum tecido, porque penso que por cá se encontram tecidos muito bons e bonitos. Embora goste imenso de muitos dos tecidos assinados que por aí circulam acho-os bastante caros e acabam por se repetir aqui e mais acolá!
Dito isto, acabei por comprar, num mercado de rua, um tecido que procuro cá nas lojas e nunca encontro. O padrão é feito de páginas de jornais e ideal para fazer crafts para homens.
I hadn’t in mind to buy any kind of fabric, because I think we can find very good and pretty fabrics here in Portugal. Although I like very much many of the signed fabrics which
are thereabouts I find them very expensive and they appear again and again.
Said that, at last in a street market I bought a fabric I have been looking for and never found here. It is a newspaper print fabric which is ideal for men crafts.
I couldn’t resist some silks to try them, but Waterlilies were very expensive – hope they are worthwhile!
Não pude resistir a algumas sedas para as experimentar, mas as da marca Waterlilies foram muito caras – espero que valham a pena!

Para acabar: encontrei esta entretela que achei barata, embora ainda não tenha testado a sua qualidade, e um conjunto de agulhas variadas que por cá nem todas as retrosarias têm.

To finish: I found this interling which I believe it was cheap (though I can’t yet say anything about its quality) and a little needle kit with several kinds which we hardly found in our shops.

(whenever I left for shopping I forgot my camara, so I haven’t a single photo from the street markets or shops I visited – shame on me! There was beautiful wools in the shop where I bought the silks…)

(sempre que saí para compras esqueci-me da máquina fotográfica, por isso não tenho uma única foto dos mercados de rua e lojas que visitei – devia ter vergonha! Havia lãs lindas na loja onde comprei as sedas…)

4 thoughts on “Shopping / compras

  1. Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy there. Hope you had a good break.

  2. WOwo – lots of interesting bits and pieces. I can't wait to see that newspaper print made up into something. And of course I'm always excited to see your beautiful embroidery!!

  3. I love the newspaper fabric and I have used waterlillies thread, it is definitely worth the money. How are you? You were gone so long!

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