Sue Hinde working on her latest Gold Work project
My recent trip to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate found me intrigued and interested in many different crafts. The biggest problems are lack of time and limited funds- like most people. I discovered a great, twinkly stall selling gold work Kits and supplies. Gold work appears to be a branch of embroidery using gold (obviously) threads,beads and fabrics. The results are stunning and probable heirlooms. This is definitely on my long list of crafts to try 🔆🔅
Take a look at http://www.golden-hinde.co.uk
Yesterday I went to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show. Firstly Harrogate is a beautiful Victorian Spa town and is worthy of a visit in its own right,but sorry I had other fish to fry!
There was an annual stitching and knitting show with all things crafty,creative and cool. There were three huge halls full of textiles of every description- a crafty heaven. I had to hold tight onto my purse as sadly its not bottomless! I did treat myself to some wool for a felted bag,some “sock” wool to attempt to knit gloves which I’ve never tried before, and loads of inspiration and ideas.
My favourite stall lay out was a young lady selling from a VW Hub. Now this is my dream a classic campervan loaded with gorgeous yarns and patterns. She is called “Lily and the Dub” and well worth looking out for. Info@lilyandthedub.co.uk or http://www.lilyandthedub.co.uk
Another favourite retailer was selling vintage patterns,yarns etc. I do like to see the patterns actually knitted up and these were very stylish trendy. See http://www.susancrawfordvintage.com
Watch this space for more crafty info!