Monday, March 08, 2010

Toft Alpaca Wool Shop

Just outside Rugby, just beyond Dunchurch there is a little hamlet called Toft.  The word Toft apparently comes from the Old Norse word "topt" meaning 'site of a house'. 
And at this house, in this little hamlet live over 200 Alpacas.  And at this house, in this little hamlet is a very pretty wool shop
I happened to pop over there last Saturday and here below are the pictures I snapped to share with you.

















(Disclaimer...I have no affiliation with the Toft Farm...I just thought they had a beautiful shop and wanted to share it with you.)

Until next time...

22 comments:

free indeed said...

Ohhh, what a wonderful shop!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those giant buttons! And the felted ppurses and the corkscrew scarves...sooo many delights to find! Thanks

Terry said...

Oh my...look at all that lovely wool! And those big buttons! And the sweet teddy bears! Such loveliness! Thanks for sharing! :0)

Contented Caroline said...

Lovely photos Jane - might have to put one of those teddy bear kits on my Christmas wish list this year - they are far too cute!!! Love big buttons too.

Stina said...

Ohhh.. it is beautiful... love everything.. the yarns.. the bags .. and the scarf... just everything.. thanks for showing..:o)))

Maria said...

Beautiful shop!That's all from alpaca's wool? Such a lovely pictures!

Sarah Jayne said...

What a great shop - I'll have to make the trip over.

Cathi said...

What a fabulous shop!! The buttons, the yarn and -- oh, those teddy bears!!

Joy said...

Fabulous shop!!! Those buttons are to die for .... and the scarf with the ringlets, sooo gawjus!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Carrie P. said...

It is a beautiful shop. I have seen alpaca wool at a craft festival once and it is so soft.

Sue-Anne said...

What a fantastic shop. Love everything! I think Alpacas are just the cutest things.

Jackie said...

I could sure spend some time in that shop! What wonderful things they have. And like Terry said, I LOVE the big wooden buttons!

Rachel said...

Oh Heaven! I think my favourite thing was those huge buttons.

Looks like I'm not the only one...

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the giant buttons!

Nikki said...

I have shopped there (online only) and the service was fantastic as was the wool! Can't recommend them highly enough :)

Thimbleanna said...

This looks like a fabulous place to visit Jane. I LOVE those giant buttons!

MARCIE said...

I don't knit, but oh what a lovely shop! Love those bags and buttons! And I like that word, toft, and knowing what it means. Thanks!

pinsandneedles said...

What a wonderful shop! Love the yarn, bags and the lovely BIG buttons. What a lovely place!

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great shop! There is a big Alpaca fair near us next month...I may just need to stop by after seeing these photos!

sewkalico said...

Did you succumb and buy anything?

Lynda said...

I wonder who has the job of writing 'TOFT' on all the buttons!

Ali said...

What an amazing looking place! I have a bit of a soft spot for alpacas - hmmm I'm thinking it's probabbly only a 90 min drive for me....

Leanne said...

I am really liking those bags. Aren't Alpacas cute.