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Friday, 22 April 2016
- this weekend at Bath and West Showground - a regular April show.
This is not a large show, but big enough to attract many people over the 4 days.
I have been coming here for many years; some were better than others. There were many complaints in the past that the show was top heavy with card making stalls, but I think this year the mix is quite right, there is something to interest most visitors.
First time at Bath & West - Stef Francis - if for nothing else, I would come here for this.
Many of you know what I am talking about, but for the rest - this is just the most wonderful selection of hand dyed threads & fabrics (from cotton, silk, rayon, organza, felts ....), Angelina fibres, silk carrier rods, silk cocoons, various embellishments & kits.
Just a sneaky view of the stand, as most of the exhibitors don't like pictures taken of their original designs, which is of course understandable.
But do have a look at their website.
Needless to say, this is where I left most of my cash.
I am always on a lookout for something new (new to me, that is), and this little "toy" got my attention, especially after seeing the various beautiful ropes/necklaces it can produce (yes, it is just an improvement on the old "french knitting" tool, only easier to use).
You can have a look here to see what I am talking about.
I promised myself - no fabric - until I saw this sweet piece - OK, just a fat qtr.
Back at home, backing and wadding arrived for the Cool Flying Geese quilt.
The wadding is more expensive than I would pay normally, but I think this quilt deserves a special treatment. It does feel gorgeous, I look forward to stitching it.
And the good news? I get to go to the show again this weekend, I am taking my little friend, my granddaughter!