13 February 2011

I went to the craft show and I bought...

Today was the last day of the Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts show in Brighton. I went along with my self-imposed budget in cash (with a back up debit card of course!) and hit the stalls. Actually I was quite restrained this year. Partly because there were not many crochet / yarn or fabric stalls (very disappointing) and partly because I was good and gave the bead stalls a wide berth - so hard!
I went up and down the aisles, settling at the Decopatch stall because in my head they did a matt glue/ varnish that I wanted. However, I must have imagined that because they don't. Not to be perturbed I made a mental note to look it up on the Internet later and bought some more papers and a little kit with a notebook to cover. 

I fell in love with the tatting at the Ring Of Tatters stall and a lovely lady (whose name I sadly don't remember) showed me how it was done and then let me have a go, talking me through it. I bought the starter kit, a bargain at £5, including an instructional DVD and booklet, information on the organisation, list of suppliers and two shuttles with thread. I'm going to have a go at this and hopefully show you something later this week. I'd love to know if any of you have tried this and see your work!
I also ordered a clover soft touch hook 4mm (my favourite hooks by far) and did an enamelling workshop run by the guild of enamellers . I made this keyring:

I apologise by the way for the poor photographs, the light here is terrible.
Until next time xxx

1 comment:

  1. Greetings from sunny Central Florida, USA!

    Quite a haul you brought home! Good luck tatting!!! I so want to learn but as of yet have found no one nearby who teaches it. I can crochet with thread to look a lot like tatting, but I want to learn the real thing.

    Have fun!