The Craft Shows with Crafty Beggars TV Post Show Summary

Hello everyone, well it’s time for another blog again. I just thought I would share a summary of all the wonderful things that went on at The Craft Shows Summer Show.

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We ran many workshops between us and had many wonderful comments about our individual stands. My stand had beautiful array of, fabric, felt fabric and sewing kits, which drew much admiration.

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The workshops were summer themed and varied, to provide an array of interesting projects, skills and enjoyment. It was great to see so many happy faces at the end of the workshops.

The workshops at The Craft Shows are usually 60 or 90 minutes long and the challenge for us as designers is to come up with projects that are not only interesting and with a varied skill set but also that fit those two time frames.

Not always easy when you are used to delivering full day workshops and experiences, but we do believe that we rose to the challenge.

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The book bunting workshops provided an array of pretty embellishments to adorn old damage book pages and breathe new life into them and the hand stitched pin cushion workshop was a great success.

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Wendy Turner Webster AKA Crafty Beggars TV launched her brand new venture Crafty Beggars Emporium and it was a huge success. Wendy was run off her feet demonstrating new products, techniques and showing customers how you can make something truly beautiful with things you most likely have lying around your home, found in the street or washed up on a beach, like the frame pictured.

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Rachel Warrillow of Warrillow Studio, ran some fantastic workshops including this fascinator comb workshop, which was very well received.  Rachel specialises in the Millinery, using non animal based materials. Please visit her page to learn more about the workshops she runs, the services she offers and her bespoke range of incredible fascinators. Customers made their own versions of this beautiful head piece.

To conclude, it is always tiring when attending the shows, many months of preparation ahead of the shows and much time and dedication during the show, but it makes it all worthwhile when you see the joy on the faces of those who attend workshops and go home smiling, with something truly unique and handmade by them.

Next blog post will be letting you all know about my Meet the Author event at Event City in Manchester with Search Press and The Craft Shows until next time, keep creating!

Lisa X