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Saltaire Makers Fair

So this weekend saw my first ever Makers Fair as a stall holder; the weekend where I gently launched my textile design business, and it was … an experience!

I’ve been selling my hand dyed yarns and fibres at trunk shows, craft retreats and yarn shows large and small from John O’Groats to Hertfordshire for the last two and a half years, but that really didn’t prepare me for the reality of trying to sell time-intensive hand made textile products.
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Scratching An Itch

It’s funny how some things take a long time to leave you. After all the double cloth I’ve worked on for the West Windows collection, you’d have thought I’d had enough, but I keep returning to the source materials. I have some lovely British blend DK I have hand dyed to match one of the window panels I used for the collection, and I’m looking forward to using it to weave some yardage for cushions.
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Inspiration is everywhere!

I’ve been in a bit of a slump since coming back from New Designers in London at the weekend. Rushing around after setting up the final show, (thereby hangs a tale – more on that to come!), having a break near Bradford with my parents after the Preview night, trying to prepare for the British Wool Show for my other business , then rushing around London for New Designers and taking advantage of being close to see some exhibitions means I haven’t actually woven in five weeks… and I miss it.
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