I now teach crochet weekly for a living and run 6 crochet retreat weekends a year. I also teach upcycling and beginners sewing as well as continuing my personal love of papercrafting and decorating. So all in all a very crafty lady!
A few years ago I was toying with the idea of organising a craft fair in my town of Worthing. Not a craft fair for finished items but the old craft fairs where you could go and buy stock, see the latest crafty gizmos and watch demonstrations. I hadn’t been to one in years and they were sadly missing in local cites. My brain still wasn’t really in the right head space but it mulled over in my mind.
So, our love of Dolly and my love of crafting got me thinking during lockdown. So many people got crafty, heck even Tom Daley learnt to knit and crochet! Now is the time to create that event I’ve been dreaming about. I talked to some of my friends and my sister and asked how they’d feel about a big crafty festival where you can try new crafts, take some little classes, have a go. Watch demonstrations, buy some stock, maybe buy some presents? Oooooh oooh and some vintage stalls, oh yeh and great food trucks with yummy food? Oh and we love all things vintage, what about some beautiful vintage cars to look at?