Note: NeedleStory does not seem to be at Edae. I couldn’t see the store at this address when I last visited in 2017.
Sadly, I have been neglecting my blog of late. After taking a short break in Seoul at the end of May, I just cannot seem to ‘restart my engine’ where many things are concerned. I haven’t even been chasing Korean dramas!
While in Seoul, I visited a cute cafe in Edae. It is not really a cafe, but a shop that sells yarn, wool and all sorts of knitting and crocheting things. My kind of place1 I love the concept and this would really be the type of hobby-cafe that I dream about setting up. A place where like-minded needlework-mad people can hang out and make beautiful things together.
For some reason, crocheting, knitting and sewing do not seem to be very popular hobbies in Singapore amongst the younger generation. Scrapbooking, yes. I know quite a number of people who are scrapbooking-fanatics but I don’t know anyone who likes crocheting and/or knitting (besides my aunt).
Phildar yarn! I was so excited to see the French brand at Needle Story. I have never seen the brand in Singapore, and I have been toying with the idea of buying some online. I love Phildar’s wide selection of colors, which are popping bright and cheery. I wanted to grab every color that was available in the shop. Needless to say, I spent a huge amount of time deciding on the colors to bring home.
I love the cushions, especially the cream lace one and the vermillion one with little puffs. So I bought a pile of Phildar yarn from Needle Story to make a cushion, which I have just completed.
I have tried my hand at amigurami and I suck at it. Maybe I should try crocheting a top one of these days. Looking at the beautiful knitwear on these models is giving me ideas. I could try making something quite simple, something along the lines of one of these kimono tops.
The cafe. Nothing to shout about, but I like that it is quiet and a great place to relax and browse the crocheting pattern books that I bought from Needle Story.
Needle Story is a place that I must stop by on all future trips to Seoul, to stock up on Phildar yarn. It is very easy to find, just a short walk from the Ehwa Womens University subway stop on the green line.
Alight at Ehwa Womens University subway station and leave the subway station via Exit#6. Once you exit, walk straight down the street until you see the cafe on your left. You cannot miss it.