Sunday, 12 June 2011

Contempory Craft Fair - Bovey Tracey

Yesterday I spent the day at the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey with the Knit Expo team. I had a great time and the best part was I got paid in amazing hand dyed yarn for being there. Our plan for the day was to cover this amazing climbing tree with knitted stars.

The tree looked amazing, and was so much fun to climb in. It was great teaching people how to knit. Ruth and Belina who invited me, had some really amazing yarn, baby alpaca, silk alpaca and organic Merino to name some of my favorites. As you can see all of the yarn was un-dyed and there was lots to fondle.

Their patterns are amazing also, really clearly laid out and most of them only need one skein of yarn like the Gilda Gloves that I'll be making :)

There was so much awesome stuff to see. It was truly overwhelming how much creativity was there. Though if I bought the two handbags I liked the bill would have come to just under £1000. So I didn't get to much stuff for myself. I did visit the lovely people at Bunyip, they sell amazing buttons and beads. I got some buttons for my Gilda Gloves and other such pretty things.

There are a few more photos on my twitter photo thing if you want to have a look at what else is there. I cant wait for the big knit show in November