Sunday, 13 November 2011

A Great Day Out

Yesterday, myself and a few friends, set off for Dublin to the Knitting and Stitching Show.

  We had a great day and enjoyed ourselves.  I also made a few purchases during the day, not too many because I am exercising restraint as I have so many fabrics and lovely craft items already!!!

I must say that one of my favourite purchases was these fabrics from Oakshott Fabrics, these are like nothing I have ever seen, or bought before, they are amazing.  I have tried to show the colours, but the colours are so much nicer in person and they also have a slightly two tone or sheen effect to them.

If you are a fan of solids then you will love these and even if you dont I think you will still love them.

I bought this selection to make this pattern, I forgot my camera or I would have shown you the Oakshott stall, it was stunning.

This pattern is very different to what I normally do (and I am a little nervous about attempting it), but I couldn't resist and once I get a few projects out of the way I am going to have a go.

I also bought some gorgeous stretchy mini ruffle trim, so cute

A fabric Christmas card to make.

I also took a little mini workshop on one of the stalls and tried something new, to me, with embroidery - and I loved it I think I see myself doing more of this in the future.

This was the first time I have been to the show in Dublin and I really enjoyed it.  It was a long day starting around 6am and then home again after 8pm (we went on an organised coach and ticket package organised by The Wool Shop - thank you to them it was great).

These are the links (I forgot to put them in earlier - sorry).

I think I am going to start saving for next year!

1 comment:

Stephanie All About Beads said...

Hi there

I also went to the Dublin Show with the Wool Shop but I went on the Friday.

I loved it - beautiful exhibitions, fab stalls and so much inspiration.

I've since been to Harrogate show too - huge, but very enjoyable. I've written about both in my blog.

Best wishes

(I'm )Stephanie (too)