Yesterday I went to our local sewing and crafting exhibition at Westpoint Exeter. Lots of people wait months for this to arrive in town so it is a really busy bustling day. There was chance to try out sewing, painting, card making and decopatch.
My mum and I helped by embroidering a small item on the longest embroidery by the Embroiderers guild. The material was woven at Quarry Bank Mill and in total is 605.55 metres or 1986.77 feet for those of you as old as me!
I went for just a simple heart with chain stitch and then my name using a french knot for the i, just to show I do have an idea about embroidery, although my drawing is rubbish. My mum was clever and got someone to help her draw a flower for her to embroider.
Finally there was an area that reminded me about old-fashioned smocking which doesn’t seem to have back around yet, but who knows.
Roll on next year.
Crafts and people I liked.