Friday, November 23, 2007

Purl Soho in Orange County


The mysterious door below is from Purl Soho's shop in Orange County, Southern California.

What a huge treat to visit there in person. This place is a little known secret among quilters, but perhaps not for long.

The girl who helped us was so very nice, and knew the inventory like the back of her hand. She also impressively pointed us to all the latest new fabric that had just arrived.

If you ever end up in that neck of the woods, it's worth a visit. Not open on weekends.

15431 Redhill Ave, Ste D
Tustin, CA 92780
800-597-PURL

I was lucky enough to see the new collection by Etsuko Furuya. Dangerously cute, I picked up a litte piece of bird fabric.

The coolest was thumbing through Koigu yarn (KPPM). I will confess that I did buy enough to make 2 scarf projects. Good thing I have another knit lesson next week!

I was looking forward to meeting Mari who works there, but it was her day off. I'm sure I'll catch her next time.

Mari has a very nice blog - Marirob, and makes very creative projects that are sometimes posted at the Purl Soho blog too.

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh wow! I'm so jealous you got to go check it out! And I didn't know there was a new echino line, they're so pretty!

Natalie said...

Thank you for including the address... it's on my radar now! Looks so dangerous!

marirob said...

Thanks for the shoutout - really hope we get to meet the next time you're in town!

Oiyi said...

Wow, you are so lucky!

jennifer said...

thank you so much for your wonderful post about our warehouse! please come back anytime!

jen

Chara Michele said...

Lucky you, being able to visit there!

Carrie Mc W said...

Wow, you mean I can stop by Purl OC anytime? What an invitation! Yet another wonderful place to gather goodies in OC.

Mama Urchin said...

I'm jealous. That looks like a wonderful place to shop. For now I'll have to satisfy myself with the online experience.