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|A tidy stack of quilts on the linen cart.|
|A quilt waiting for a new patient on the BMT.|
|The counter is original.|
|Oldies in the jukebox. Elvis, Frankie Valli, and Chubby Checker.|
|Cheap eats. The best.|
|The front of the Diner side.|
|The back patio. |
If you find yourself in Beaver County, Pennsylvania anytime soon, be sure to drop in to the Cove Diner.
And tell Ron that Joe's daughter sent you.
|Ok, you all know how I feel about rainbow order, so of course this picture had to be first! This is Yara African Cotton Brocade and it comes with a waxy coating. Teresa says that after washing it it becomes very soft.|
|The store has a lot of light, which is so nice.|
|This is the lounge area in the front. So cozy.|
|I really love how the store is arranged - it's like a treasure hunt. Yarns are displayed with fabrics which are displayed with notions. To the far left are patterns and books moving down into hand-dyed yarns and Kona solid fabrics. There's also an amazing selection of handmade jewelry and bags - which of course are all women-made.|
|There are some pre-cut fabric bundles available as well as a few kits.|
|This is linen. And it's so delicious, you guys. It's so light it's almost sheer, but the colors are rich and it's incredibly soft. And it comes in metallics. Yes - metallic. Want that pink in the middle. Going back to get some.|
|This is a display at the back of the store, which is really the main entrance from the parking lot. The richness of this display made my tummy tickle. The saturated colors and the hand quilting of the pieces are beautiful.|
|Mmm hmm. That's some Liberty fabric on the left and some Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton on the top right. And of course I had to get some of both. The fabric on the middle shelves under the shot cotton is fabric from Japanese quilter and designer Yoko Saito.|
|Some more Indian cotton. It's handprinted and dyed - and it's sooo rich and beautiful.|
|This is one of my favorite shelves in the store - it's Australian fabric from M&S Textiles. This fabric is amazing. Uh - may - zing. The colors, the prints - sigh.|
|Madeline Tosh yarn, which apparently in the knitting world is kind of a big deal. I don't knit, but I aspire to knit, mostly because I love to look at yarn.|
|This is an interesting little nugget of info. Teresa did a test with several of her quilting and sewing friends in order to help her decide which thread to stock. She gave each person 5 different threads to use and then report back which one they preferred. Hands down, they all preferred this Presencia Thread . Every tester said they liked the weight, the silkiness and the fact that there was virtually no lint left in their machines after they used it. I bought a spool and haven't used it yet, but I'll give a full report when I do.|
|Another little display of floss, patterns, jewelry, and notions.|
|Uh, and how smart is this shop owner? She has these beautifully packaged fair-trade chocolate bars at the counter. She knows her demographic.|
|This was, by far, my favorite find in the store. It's a wide cotton printed with these wonderful little color blocks on both front and back. It's really beautiful and could truly, on it's own, be a piece of artwork stretched over a frame. I'm going back to get a few yards. I need it. And it also comes in a black background, too. I forgot to write down the maker, but I'll report back about this beauty.|
|More yarn deliciousness.|
|Look at these, people. They're hand-fired glass knitting needles. I die.|
|This is hand-dyed fabric from Cincinnati-based fiber artist and quilter Barbara Grothaus. She runs fabric dyeing workshops out of her home just down the street from this shop, which my Kelly has taken and really loved. |
There's also a good selection of Marcia Derse, Kaffe Fassett, Dan Bennett and Brandon Mably fabrics as well as some Riley Blake, Amy Butler and Valori Wells prints.
This shop is a great resource for modern and art quilters as well as knitters/crocheters. Friendly, bright and happy and a very interesting little gem to explore worldy textiles and handmade goods.
Even if you can't make it in to Silk Road, it's fun to learn about products and textiles you didn't even know about. Maybe they're available in your neck of the woods!