Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Wool Boat!

Sunday mornings generally means yoga! If I'm not off on my felting course or away, I can be found in the quaint village of Parbold relaxing in a yoga class before returning home to partake of a little crafting.

Today was different.

As usual I left the WI hall, heading back to my car, when a poster caught my eye. A poster for the wool boat! The Wool Boat is a barge which sells wool and other knitted goodies. During the winter months, it moors up in Burscough, heading up to Parbold once a month. Over summer, it travels along the waterways of England providing yarn addicts with a little treat.

Of course, I headed there straight away, with Mum in tow, and yes we did buy yarn. Eventhough it is a smallish barge, it carries a good range of yarns: acrylic, wool, bamboo and cotton can be found aswell as buttons, books, hooks, needles and knitted items. The owners are super friendly and we had a lovely chat about my need to sniff yarn before I buy it! I bought a ball of very bright variegated yarn and some subtle variegated pink yarn.

If you ever get chance, it is well worth a visit, even if it is just for the novelty value of buying yarn on a barge!!