As always with these shows, preparation is key.
I booked in for 2 workshops - one on Shrink Plastic and another to make a make up bag
I'd made a list of what I wanted to buy
had other project ideas in mind.
I also went with a very good friend...crafting and a good chat...what could have been better.
This was by far the biggest craft show I have ever been to, taking up 3 halls in Alexandra Palace. There was such a range of things to do and see. Including an amazing yarnbombed taxi at the entrance!
One hall had a beautiful display of work from experienced and student artists
Whilst another had the opportunity to get involved in upcycling to make woven rugs and flower corsages
The third hall was by far the biggest and full of all types of knitting and stitching products, of course I didn't come home empty handed
|Campervan and Spotty Fabric|
|Liberty Scraps Fabric|
Looks like there will be a lot of stitching in my future!
Shrink Plastic Workshop
I've had a play with Shrink Plastic before, but always useful to learn from someone more experienced. I made these amazing buttons...so incredibly pleased with them and definitely learnt some new tips to help me make better items at home
Sewing a Zip into a Makeup Bag Workshop
This was the workshop I was most excited about as I thought there was a dark art to inserting zips...turns out they are as easy as pie!
Within an 1.5 hours I had made the outer bag with a zip inserted and box corners (also new to me!) then I slip stitched in the lining on the train heading home....great skills I will use again and again.
If you're crafty and can get to London would completely recommend the show, its on until Sunday so get there if you can.
I was sent the entry tickets to the show for free in exchange for writing a review, however, I paid for all travel, workshops and shopping myself. All words in this blogpost are my own.