Sunday, 15 August 2010

may the peacock become a phoenix

Peacock Crafts shop signPeacock Crafts was a wonderful resource for knitters, artists and hobbyists in general that started life in Fulbourn, in the little yard behind the hairdressers' on the village's High Street. It moved to neighbouring Cherry Hinton in the City of Cambridge, and was the only outlet of its sort in this part of Cambridgeshire. I remember buying a model aircraft kit there once in the flush of second (or third) childhood.

Walking home recently, I saw a very sad sign on the door of Peacock Crafts (apologies for the glare):
in stitches?

The shop is shutting due to an unusual set of circumstances. I can only hope for the peacock to turn to a phoenix, and bring luck to Sue Rule's project of reopening the shop under the name of "In Stitches".
I'll keep you posted.

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