Monday, 25 January 2010

Stitch and Creative Craft Show at Sandown Park

I was going to write something about going to the show before the show last weekend but was too busy getting ready!! so here are some pictures of my stand at the show.

I was given a well positioned space as I was running the knitting surgery again. I also ended up with a larger space than originally planned as unfortunately another stall holder was not able to attend the show. This gave us a small 'knit and relax' area next to where I was running the knitting surgery which worked well.

My stand was in the raised area at the left hand end of the main hall which meant we had some daylight and a larger open area in front of us. The other stands in this area included the Guild of Machine Knitters, The East Surrey Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, the Lace Guild and the FLEWs Group which is a group of feltmakers. Although we weren't in with the main trade stands people did find us fairly easily as the knitting surgery was marked on all the maps and the show was not as big as in past years.
There where a lot of card making and other 'stuff' stands but there where a few knitting stands. Toft Aplacas where there with their yarn, knitting kits and finished items. I had quite a long chat with Kerry as I wanted to arrange for her to come to the studio to film for Hopefully we will arrange something in the next few months. She will be able to bring fleece, yarn etc but not the alpacas so no cute animals in this film!

I also chatted to Erica on her stand Debonnaire and again asked if she would be interested in coming to film as well as she had some interesting yarns and garments on her stand

As well as having some new patterns on my stand quite a few people did pick up information about and the various workshops I am teaching throughout the year which was all to the good as well. Quite a few people also took information about 'Unravel' which is at the Farnham Malting on 27th and 28th February. I'm there running the knitting surgery again so hopefully this event will be as well attended as it was last year, or possibly with more people as it is over 2 days this year.
Unravel is the next big event I'm attending and I've got to get my chevron waistcoat pattern written by then so I better get back to work....

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