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Friday, 22 April 2016

Craft4Crafters Show

- 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!

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  1. Uf, tak to ti Radka závidím (v dobrom)! Chcela by som niečo také vidieť!!! A ešte so svojou malou priateľkou - vnučkou, to bude zážitok! Tak ti prajem, aby ste si to obidve užili!!!

  2. Ooooh! I love that purple fabric-- I think it must be a Kaffe Fasset one.

  3. lovely to have Stef Francis there also love Oliver Twist and there threads etc. Are the bluebells out down your way already the new photo is a real beauty

  4. How lovely to have a show like that on your doorstep! I too love Stef Francis threads - thank goodness they do a good mail order service but I do tend to go OTT when I see their stand. The fat quarter you bought is gorgeous too. Enjoy your day with your grandaughter. xx

  5. Yes, Stef Francis - her threads are wonderful. I don't know her other stuff. And it is wonderful for you to go there again with your granddaughter - She will love it and be introduced to this world of wonders for us stitchers.

  6. Hi Radka, I always enjoy seeing what you buy from shows. Stef Francis would probably enchant me too. Exciting things to play with. Love the bluebells, always so welcome.


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