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A Day Out To – Craft 4 Crafters 2017

On February 18th I ventured out of the craft room and had a fabulous day out at the Craft 4 Crafters show at the Westpoint in Exeter!

Yes… Smash-booked already!

Though I didn’t need anything, fully intending to uphold my decision to work on all of my unfinished projects this year, and not start anything new unless completely necessary (for example cards and gifts). I wanted to go, because these shows are so inspiring!

Due to many stalls requesting no photography, I didn’t take many photos, also it was very busy and I didn’t want to get in the way of people! I took some though, and thoroughly recommend a visit to a show near you!

Craft 4 Crafters

The Craft 4 crafters show, has lots going on. Of course there are stalls to buy pretty much any imaginable craft supply you may need (or want, I’m not here to judge!) There are also opportunities to try your hand at various crafts, including fabric and fibre arts.

You can also stop and meet people sharing their own skills!

Craft 4 Crafters - Devon Lace
The beautiful handiwork of one of the demonstrators in the Devon Lace Teachers booth.

Beautiful works

There are also many gorgeous works on display, within stalls, and also there are display areas for the quilt competition. Though I don’t do quilting, it’s SO beautiful, and there are some amazing traditional and not so traditional designs!

Funky elephant quilt
Just one of the gorgeous quilts on display!

The hall at the Westpoint was awash with colour and sparkle! I had to take a photo at Totally Beads because it just looked so pretty and colourful!

sparkly beads!
Just some of the pretty at Totally Beads.

I love all the kits for sale, there are so many crafts I would love to try, but honestly I have so much going on right now, I probably shouldn’t add a new hobby to the mix!! These doll making kits were so cool!

Cloth doll in red and black
I just love this little lady from Jan Horrox Textiles & Cloth Dolls! She’s so rock!!

Of course there are some crafts I DO know, and it’s great to have a chat with likeminded people, because the great thing about these events, is the chance to meet people interested in the same things!

Craft 4 Crafters - West country embroiderers in action
Talked to a lovely lady from West Country Embroiderers for ages, she was so nice, and their work was lovely! I was really inspired to get back to stitching!

Oh dear…

There was SO much more to see, from papercrafting to sewing, and I would have loved to have taken photos of it all! And of course although I tried not to, I did do a tiny bit of shopping too…

Craft 4 Crafters purchases! John James pebble is my must have for needles, and some felt, fabric and stamps in there too!

I do consider the John James pebble a craft essential, and you can’t go wrong with felt, fabric (I don’t even sew that much but couldn’t resist this FQ of Alice in Wonderland Fabric!) and stamps, felt and aperture cards.

I’d love to know what crafts you do! Leave a comment sharing your favourites! I’m most active on Twitter, if you want to tag me, and if you have a blog, I’d love to come and say hello!

Do you attend any craft shows or events?

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