Today I went to the Stitching and Creative Crafts show at the Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet with my friends Sam and Josh. We decided to go last night and didn’t know what to expect. I admit I was disappointed. With the title of the show I expected quite a few stalls that would interest me, but unfortunately it was mostly card making, paper cutting and printing stalls. There were a couple of stalls selling cross stitch and tapestry paraphernalia, a number selling fabrics and associated notions, some sewing machine stalls, one lovely stall that Sam got sucked into selling needle felting kits and equipment, a few that had yarn – but it was the cheaper end of the market, not the hand dyed special stuff I’d hoped for – and my favourite stall by far was Rachel John’s extreme textiles and needles and hooks. I already own some of her 25mm wooden needles, so I was keen to buy an extreme crochet hook. I bought this 15mm one:
And then, inspired by some samples they had hanging up I bought some yarn (feels like t-shirt material) to make some seat pads for my outside chairs.
I am absolutely positive that if paper work was your chosen craft that you would be delighted with the Stitching & Creative Crafts show; if a sewist you would be happy with the selection, but it wasn’t satisfying for a yarn addict! I think we have an agreement to go to one that is more yarn filled later in the year! 😄