Saturday, March 05, 2016

Disgusted and delighted........

Disgusted with Twisted Thread for their pricing policy at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia. £16.00 entrance to selling show seems rather greedy.  The show is no where near as big as Ally Pally so I hate to think what they will be asking for that in October.  Be careful Twisted Threat you will price yourself out of the market. Because I was still reeling I didn't buy a catalogue and of course I bought something but the trader hadn't put their card in and I haven't a clue who they were so if anyone knows the name of the couple who were selling reproductions of impressionists paintings on fabric can you please let me know because I would like some of their other fabrics.

Right, having finished moaning I can say that we had a very enjoyable day.  So nice to find someone that you didn't know about and who's work you loved.  Mary Sleigh , textile artist and bookmaker, great combination. This is what had my juices flowing.

It was almost the first thing we saw but I just had to go back at the end of the day for another look.They fold up into books but it was the delicacy of the fabric and the stitching that I loved.
Thank you for allowing me to photograph.

I worked out how to make the gift card and cotton reel from my last post.
Good fun and quick to make.
Well the show really gave me a creative kick and then our Maylands Textile Group meeting yesterday gave me another.  I counted up this morning and I now have ten projects vying for attention in my butterfly brain.
Better go and start something.


sharon young said...

That's a shocking entrance fee, I was planning on doing the quilt show in Birmingham this year, I hope that isn't going to be so expensive. Glad you had such a good day though, and thank you for your lovely photos of inspirational work.

liniecat said...

They told me that the NEC had been sold and I guess that's why some prices have been raised there. Parking cars was now £12 and entrance was I think £10 or £12 on the door on the day, though think that's the same as last year.
When you consider how much the stall holders have to pay and that catering is contracted out, they must make a fair penny from each of the various shows on at any one time.
Glad despite he entry cost you found something to inspire you!