Karelia House

25 Reviews

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Review type

Things to do


Date of travel

February, 2018

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On your own

Reasons for trip

I was searching for a new craft, one that could easily be picked up & put down and, most importantly was clean. With limited storage space and even less table space, I had to rule out anything involving machines.

A search on the internet revealed a few stockists of potential craft materials, Karelia House could demonstrate how to use them.

A sunny day, a trip to this showroom outside Aberfeldy sounded like a good idea and I had an approx. idea of where Karelia House is. Surprisingly, I found myself driving on roads bordered with snow and ice, even one loch being completely frozen.

My first impression as I entered was how friendly and helpful everyone was. Initially wanting to look at what was available, I had repeated offers of help but no sales pressure. The selection of craft supplies was definitely for knitting/sewing of all kinds including some more unusual methods for their use.

I could hear the chatter from a room behind the main shop as a group of ladies sat and, I think, knitted over morning coffee. Was it a class or just a sociable group of locals? I’m not sure.

Lunch time- only wanting a light snack, I ordered a sandwich and salad while I decided what to buy. Two items I’d been looking for but had not seen elsewhere were a floor standing LED crafters light, the other was a folding stand like I remember my Granny had.

Someone had been demonstrating one of the embroidery machines. I can think of something this would be very useful for- but no! I really don’t have space! as I forced myself not to buy one.

There was a sale on and I got a good reduction on my purchases. A nice day out and one I’ll be sure to repeat when I can find an excuse.

Access: Narrow road but not heavy traffic. Plenty space to move around inside.
Appeal: All ages interested in crafts.



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