Posted by: maureenc | October 20, 2005

That Craft Fair

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I ventured down to Brisbane today to the Craft Fair.
What a disappointment for this hunter/gatherer…
(I think the one in April?May had far more appealing wares)
I went with a LIST and was disappointed to come home minus some of the goodies I was chasing—
amongst the items high on my agenda were Angelina fibres………seems like the ThreadPlace in Perth or (forget who) in NZ are my only options.
Then I was on the look-out for Sculpey Art-doll moulds——–nada,zip,zilch!
Sculpey,Jovi polymer clays………..nil;
Fabric for my punch-needle with silk ribbon?? At least I could count on Pamela Gurney and her Dancing PunchNeedles(http://www.punchneedleembroidery.com/pages/default.cfm?page_id=4697) to supply the threads and fabric,AND a quick tecnique brush-up for the silk ribbon punch-needle )
Next on my list was a book on Fabric Bowls by Linda Johansenn………..YES!!

and a couple of mini porcelain dolls to grace my 1/12th size beds and cot….yes!!
Tatting edging,crochet motifs…..The Lace Place
Cotton broder edging and sumptous cotton laces…Starrs Lace.Worth visiting just to listen to HIS banter!! VBG
I checked out the Quilt Show section………….only found one CQ!
But the postcards from Alaska!!! Loved them!!I have a few ideas now for that Postcard swap next year with Mary-Frances’group (in Oregon??)
Maybe it’s my sick SoH,but the postcard featuring roadkill was most memeorable!


Responses

  1. You are not the only one who was disappointed… From what I heard from my friends of this years shows here in Melbourne they were disappointed too… I have not been to a show for a couple ofyears as I think they have become ‘tired’… Although I did go to the quilt show which was here in Feb – it was only quilting and stitch related with again only quilt related trade tables and workshops – It was small compared to the BIG shows but I loved it… It ran over three days and I believe it is happening again next Feb… It also had three exhibitions as well with such a diverse amount of work that in itself that was a feast…

  2. You are not the only one who was disappointed… From what I heard from my friends of this years shows here in Melbourne they were disappointed too… I have not been to a show for a couple ofyears as I think they have become ‘tired’… Although I did go to the quilt show which was here in Feb – it was only quilting and stitch related with again only quilt related trade tables and workshops – It was small compared to the BIG shows but I loved it… It ran over three days and I believe it is happening again next Feb… It also had three exhibitions as well with such a diverse amount of work that in itself that was a feast…


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