Yesterday I was at a crafts fair. It was my first time and I had a really good time. Since I’m not only bicraftual but probably quadrucraftual or something, there was a lot of things there for me, beads, bobbin lace, sewing, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, yarn… Oh, the yarn! I’ve found at least two new interesting Swedish dyers that I will be looking into. It’s probably a good thing I haven’t really been introduced to quilting yet or I would never have been able to leave.
I had a great strategy though. I had good shoes which is probably essential.
We left our jackets in the car so we didn’t have to carry them around with us.
We made sure to have each other’s phone numbers and picked a meeting place and a time.
If I would change anything for next year I would point a homebase where someone could gard all the bags that accumulate. There is a lot of people and the more bags you carry, it harder to move around and squeeze in between some very determined cross-stitch shoppers blocking the way.
We didn’t feel obliged to walk around together all the time so no one would have to feel like they didn’t get to do or see all that they wanted and no one had to feel like they had to hurry somewhere. Also we didn’t risk losing each other in the crowd and then spending many hours looking for each other. It was a great plan.
Also, I would carry a water bottle. The air is dry and I was really thirsty.
I actaully managed to stay away from the scrapbooking booths. I’m pretty proud of that.
I did manage to see some tatting though. I’ve always wondered how they do that.
The bobbin lace section was interesting.
I surprised myself by getting material for a entire new project.
I also got to see a lace I’ve made on display. Not that I’ve made that particular lace, but I’ve used that pattern. Also, look at the lace below “my” lace. It’s beautiful!
It was a great fair and I can’t wait till next year.