Sunday, December 19, 2010

New York, New York!

We have safely arrived in NYC, touching down just as light snow was falling on the tarmac.  Incredibly beautiful, although it hasn't taken us all that long to work out that there is another definition in NY for being cold.  Really cold ~ like minus 5 degrees celcius!


We have already seen many wonderful sights, have taken many photos with an emphasis on color and have shopped to fill our suitcases and more.  Today however I would like to share with you my trip to Purl in Soho.




 There was fabric galore:

Etsuko Furuya Echino Oilcloth and Indian Embroidered fabrics

Beautiful Liberty of London
A Rainbow of Solids
Embroidery Linens in a range of colors

With map and metro ticket in hand, PurlSoho is really very easy to find.  Their new location is fabulous and has considerably increased their floor/wall space allowing for the most amazing displays of color.  Fortunately I was permitted to take lots of photos!


There was fabric galore:

Etsuko Furuya Echino Oilcloth and Indian Embroidered fabrics


Beautiful Liberty of London


A Rainbow of Solids

Embroidery Linens in a range of colors

and the most enormous and colorful display of yarn:


threads and tape:




I really appreciate the effort the store owners/employees  have made to carefully display their merchandise thereby providing inspiration and ideas.


If you're ever in NYC it is well worth the effort it to take a ride on the subway and venture to Soho (which by the way is a really friendly neighborhood) and spend some time browsing at Purl.  It is great color therapy and you are sure to walk away with some stash enhancement.


Happy Holidays,

Rita
NYC

39 comments:

  1. Quilty inspiration everywhere! I love New York through your eyes (and lens)!

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  2. Oh My! The colors are amazing. I really want one of those knit ornaments in the last photo.

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  3. I'm so jealous.... here you are all the way from Australia and are in NYC visiting PurlSoho.

    I live in the states and i'm only about 10-13 hours away and would not even think about going unless we went on vacation...although I have been to NYC when i was 15, but i wasn't thinking about sewing then!

    Well, enjoy NYC and don't forget to go to FAO Swartz toy store and Central Park...Have Fun!!

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  4. I got goose bumps just looking at these wonderful pictures!! Color and fabric over load!! How wonderful!

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  5. Wonderful photos of Purl. Yes, Soho is a great part of town. Visit City Quilter, too, if you have a chance. Wonderful place with a different feel to it.

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  6. That is heaven, really. What delightful pictures!

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  7. Wow, gorgeous pics! It never occurred to me to just hop on the train and visit! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Although, I think I will wait until it's a bit warmer ;)
    Enjoy your time in NY!
    hugs, margie (from Long Island)

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  8. EEK!

    On every level.

    That is all.

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  9. Would love to be there enjoying the beauty of NYC! Have fun Rita.

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  10. Looks like you are having a fantastic time!

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  11. Eek! You lucky girl. Thanks so much for sharing and allowing us to live through your Purl Soho experience. Will have to get there some day ;)

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  12. It looks amazing, Rita, please keep taking lots of photos that we can drool over. Thank you so much for sharing these.

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  13. Wonderful photos.
    I live vicariously through you today.
    Melbourne is rainy and cold!
    I'd rather be in crisp white snow with delicious colours to ogle.
    x

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  14. What a wonderful feast for the eyes! Looks like you are enjoying New York.

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  15. A great place! Used to visit it quite a lot when I lived in NYC.

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  16. Hey I didn't know you were in NYC! When I was at Purl in September I carried that roll of the taupe with orange indian embroidered fabric around the shop with me and then cut it at the last minute (well, admittedly I did just buy a couple of metres of Liberty cord - drrooool - so something had to go!). Of course seeing it here in your picture makes me wish I hadn't left it there. Stay warm and have a great time!

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  17. Stop torturing us, poor folks stuck in cleaning the house for family coming over for Christmas break and other cooking duties, (who would probably never make it to New York one day anyway!!)
    Have fun, and take pictures, for our greatest pleasure, as always!
    Thanks.

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  18. Purl looks like a beautiful store!! Love the colorful newspaper boxes too.

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  19. Oh I am so jealous..I follow their blog and would love to see their shop..thank you so much for allowing us to go along with you,,and I hope you had a fabulous time in New York,,

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  20. Glad you made it to NYC safe and sound! And lucky you going to Purl - I want to go so, so, so, so, sooooo much!

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  21. Just wonderful!! All the pics. Never been to Purl SoHo. Now I've got to go!

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  22. WOW!! lovely!

    ps, it's minus 25 Celcius here! ; ) -5 is peanuts! hehehe That's when we head outdoors to play!

    Love your first photo of the post poxes. That must inspire a quilt in the new year!! : )

    ~Monika in Canada

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  23. Beautiful pictures!!! When we were in NYC (have only been there one time) we went on a tour of the fabric district, but never made it to Purl. It is so definitely on my list. In the meantime, living vicariously....

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  24. that is pure heaven!!!!

    Thanks for the gorgeous photos Rita and continue to enjoy your travels.

    Christine xo

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  25. Don't forget The City Quilter while you're here. They have a lot of fun NYC themed fabric they sell exclusively.

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  26. Wonderful, colorful photos! That looks like a great place to shop.

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  27. I would love to work in ...or really, even visit...a shop like that. Inspiring just to walk around in such a place!

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  28. oh... tonight i'll dream of that wall full of yarn...

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  29. Wooooooooooooooooooooow. The photos I've seen in ads and such do NOT do any kind of justice to this shop. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Thank you for being so kind and sharing your experience.

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  31. Ugh, I just want to roll around in piles of fabric and yarn! Great photos.

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  32. welcome to NYC!!!!
    hope your enjoying your stay in the city, a magical place this time of year.
    Did you get to see the quilt exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum
    well worth it!
    Kathie

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  33. NYC and Purl are on my to do list - Lucky you. Photo's are amazing - beautiful snow and bright colour! perfect

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  34. What an invigorating store. Thanks for posting the pics!

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  35. As a New Yorker who follows your blog religiously it is so cool to see your experiences in New York. I just got back from a trip to Australia and thought it was so beautiful there... I need to remember all of the goodies I have here at home! By the way... this weather has been very mild! If you think this is cold, stay away in February! :)

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  36. I just fell in love with your comment "great color therapy" What a lovely thing to say and share.

    I am always inspired when I visit your blog. Either by your words or all the colors.

    Thank you, simply thank you.
    Mrs. Wilson

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  37. I'm so jealous! Purl was opened after I moved from the east coast (a move I regret!). I love visiting soho. Jealous!!! :D

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