Squee! I have finally received my Bergere de France catalog, the French one. I actually received it yesterday. I had ordered it a while ago, but as it hadn’t arrived, I thought it didn’t go through, because I live in the UK. But it arrived! They did send it as if I was living in an exotic country. I think they didn’t realise that UK is in Europe and mail and package don’t really need a declaration for custom. Anyway it’s here now!
It is exactly as I remembered it. The models, then the yarns’ shade pages and then the random stuff. They did modernise their offering. The models are somewhat trendy, there is much more wool than I remembered and they now sell ‘modern’ needles and notions (circular needles, stitch holders, etc…) But there is still some room for the tackiness which is fantastic!
This is how yarn catalogs should be!
I don’t know how many hours I spent as a child browsing the samples pages, fondling the little bits of yarns, dreaming of garments. I remember pullovers made by my mother in Barisienne. Aaaah, so many memories!…
I don’t know if I’ll order any yarns from them. I’ll have to compare with what I can find here, but it might not be worth it with the change and the shipping. The needles, notions and accessories seem to be a lot more expensive than what I could get here or on ebay. They do have some lovely bags, though. BUT! I will probably order a manual tricotin (french knitting mill) and I might also get a subscription to their pattern books.