There was a really good range of fabrics to suit all tastes and budgets plus lots of fab needlecraft stalls. I had spent £20 within a couple minutes of walking in! There was temptation everywhere! I got to meet lots of my customers who I have never met before, it was a great chance to put faces to names. I had a brief look at some of the displays which were stunning, but have to admit I got sidetracked by the huge number of fabric stands to browse!
|Haul part 1|
I planned to take pictures from my phone whilst in the show to upload to Instagram but there was no signal inside the halls and so many people I don't think the pictures would have worked well. So instead I'm going to share pics of my fabric haul with you.
As you can see from the picture above I managed to get a copy of the new Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Only had a quick flick through so far but it looks fab, I love the spool quit from Katy Jones.
I also picked up the hot of the press new issue of Sewing World in the shops next Friday. This is the November issue and includes my Crafting for Charity article.
|Haul part 2|
The last lot had an oriental theme, some lovely Shibori fabrics and a Sashiko kit. Plus I got the most stunning Chinese dragon wall hanging.
The best thing was I was even under budget! I spent so much time gossiping and catching up with people I haven't seen for ages I didn't have as much chance to shop as I would have liked. I was there for 9 hours but it just flew by!
Oh I forgot to say I also met Stuart from The Great British Sewing Bee who was just as lovely in real life as he seems on screen. He was wearing the most amazing Tula Pink shirt.
|Image credit - Burda Style UK|