The Handmade Fair 2016

Last Friday, I was dragged kicking and screaming to Kirstie Allsop's Handmade Fair in Hampton Court. Ok, maybe I fibbed about the dragged and the kicking and screaming, but I did make it along to the Handmade Fair.  The weather was miserable, but that didn't dampen the mood.

So there are a lot of options when you book your ticket for the Handmade Fair. We couldn't really decide ahead what we wanted to do, so we went with the basic admission. It was quick to get through the ticket check when we arrived and all seemed really well organised. There were three main workshop tents and the 'super theatre' which is the crafting equivalent of the main stage.

Then there were two main shopping tents, some food stalls and some other mainly branded tents, most of which were also running free workshops. 

Considering it was raining it wasn't too packed inside the shopping tents, although there were a few squished moments. It was so hard to choose what I wanted to spend money on and I came away with a ton of business cards and leaflets. I picked up a lovely birthday card for my mum from Sirocco Design and I may have accidentally purchased some balls of wool from Toft. I absolutely adore their crochet collection the Imaginarium.  It's going straight on to my Christmas list!

After some mooching around the stalls, we took part in a free workshop by Sizzix, but more about that in my next blog post!

All in all it was a fun day! It's a great Craft Fair and well worth a visit when it returns in 2017.

 

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Hama Picture Beads

 

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Jane Means ribbons

 

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Hobbycraft Pink Bus Project

 

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Toft Imaginarium Monsters

 

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Toft Yarns

 

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Sizzix Workshop

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