We were welcomed by Helen and her partner Nigel and made to feel so welcome, they even brought us over some hot drinks to warm us up!
My stall set up seems to take forever and I wasn't able to make it any faster despite there being two of us, jewellery stall displays are so fiddly! so many small pieces (I'd really appreciate anyone's tips on making this easier) but we got there in the end, even if it wasn't quite how I wanted it to be.
The hall soon started to fill out with a large amount of talented crafters whom had brought their projects to share and work on while having a knatter with friends and share tips and techniques. It really was a lovely atmosphere, such an array of things being made.
There were 4 other beautiful, high quality stalls in total at the meeting:
Next to me was 'byhookcrochet' whose table was filled with beautiful colourful crochet goodies including a shawl, a lampshade and some bowls I completely fell in love with!
One along from Momo was Colin from 'Textile Garden' whose partner Marguerite also runs WindUp Steyning with Helen. They have the most amazing array of habedashery and amazing button selection:
I simply could not resist these small coconut shell donkey and bear buttons:
Not sure what I will make with them yet but they'll get used at some point for sure! Textile Garden will be at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March this year (where I will also be!) they gave me lots of helpful advice about getting stock up there for the show, thank you Colin!
Last but not least was 'Bessie May' ran by Helen, who co-runs this event, she had the most beautiful selection of yarns and patterns which really made me wish to be a more competent knitter than I am, but what with Yellow Bear Wares and my other job I just don't have the time for improving hobbies at the moment, one of my aims this year is to make time.