Sunday, November 27, 2011

Out and About,Harrogate

Yesterday a group of us had an early start at Ann's. She had booked tickets and a mini bus to transport us to the Knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate. The weather was awful ,with a blustery wind but it did not dampen our spirits. The first port of call on arrival was a coffee and then we split up and began to attack the shops and displays. I like to get the feel of the place first , briefly wandering around and then re visiting the places of greater interest.However the place is so vast that it happens naturally as you are enticed by a display or stall. I was particularly impressed to see the Beryl Dean  and Ten Plus the Main Hall. A number of us had arranged to meet for lunch, but it was a short break as there was so much to see. Barbara , Ann and I had decided to try a taster course so went along at 2.15. Please note that we are not wearing napkins under our chins!!! the tutor had kindly provided disposable aprons and gloves.


We experimented with Lutradur and Evalon,painting it and then zapping with a heat gun. Good fun and we all purchased glue to try again at home.

I then went to check out The Embroiderers Guild stand. The competition  pieces inspired by “The Visitor book” were on display. I will publish Johns from our Branch and Sandra McFarlane from Altrincham { who was commended } as we know her well. Well done to you both.


Christine Poole the Guild Chair was on duty and drumming up membership. Near  by were the Must Haves and an array of new books. An impressive display.


It is a good event. Lots to see and do and the chance to meet many old friends, Once on our way home, we chatted about what we had bought,what we had seen and what we had still missed!!! Its a big venue, come with us next year.

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