This show is a pilgrimage my sister-in-law and I make every year. We love walking (or rolling if I’m not well enough) round the show and looking at all the craft and embroidery weaving and spinning exhibits and looking over all the craft supply stalls. Its like being a child in a sweetie shop all over again…
Theres nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of a big craft show to make you wish you had a big room to put all the lovely things you want to buy to make… The Knitting and Stitching shows are no exception…
There are some drawbacks
1. It’s exhausting
2. Its two hours away so more exhausting (especially for a spoony)
3. I never have enough money lol
The good points
1.Its all the stitchery crafty things you could ever want in one place
2. There are often workshops you can participate in to get a taste of a new craft
3. You get to see some of the amazing work done by crafters in Guilds from all over the country.
I can honestly say that if you are in to crafts, a visit to a craft show is like christmas and birthdays rolled in to one, a great day out where you can learn about new crafts meet designers or wool makers…
I personally loved meeting a designer who also supplies the most amazing real wools Belinda Harris-Reid, you can see her website here and her Facebook page here, I bought a skein of her Light Moonshine undyed wool and it was so amazingly soft, I made two Wrist warmers I designed and sold both before I had a chance to photograph them… So I will most defiantly be getting some more… 🙂
Any way enough of my waffle here are just a few of the pictures I took at the Exeter show… enjoy… Dxxx Guilds and Associations
Some examples of the lovely crafty suppliers stalls at the show… fab…Dxxx
And so much More!!!
So next time you see a craft show advertised near you why not go along they’re not to expensive out tickets were £10.00 or there a bouts, we save up all year to go to the one in the Westpoint Centre in Exeter and really enjoy it every year… Dxxx