For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing you’ve ever brought home from your travels?” Click on the pictures for their answers and links to their websites.


Christa Giles

During a vacation to Japan a couple years ago, I visited Avril (the Japanese side of New York’s Habu Textiles) three times in two different cities... and brought home a suitcase full of fascinatingly unusual yarn! Most of these have fallen into the “too precious to use” category but they continue to provide inspiration, and the yarns that I have used have become some of my most favourite personal accessories!