I made a little detour on a recent Christmas trip to visit family and popped into the Fluff-a-torium, Dorking’s finest purveyors of fluff. Even the outside in the rain it looks appealing, doesn’t it?
Inside the shop more than lived up to expectation. They sell very nice yarn, cute haberdashery but are primarily focused on needle felting. The fluffymongers were very friendly and did not appear to mind that as a result of the rain, I dripped all over their floor.
The yarn selection mainly contained good-quality popular basics like Rowan and Debbie Bliss, but there were some nice arty yarns including this skein of splendid British yarn from A Stash Addict which was just too tempting. Someday this yarn will be fancy socks!
Also picked up the latest Arne & Carlos book, Knit-and-Crochet Garden. It has a pattern for a little mouse in dungarees!
There are a couple of other interesting wool/fabric shops in Dorking, including The Quilt Room which has very pretty fabric. The other shops that sold yarn mostly offered budget options with lots of acrylic.
Hubbie’s favourite thing about the Fluff-a-torium is that The Kings Arms is right opposite so he didn’t have to pretend to be interested in fluff.