Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Trade Show - through the wind and snow!

All images copyright Tina Francis. Photography Martin Christie

So lots going on in the world of weather, it must be just awful to have your house flooded and for so long.  I hope that the end is in sight for those affected by this crazy world of weather we find ourselves in this year.

Lots going on in the world of Tina Francis Tapestry too but all a touch more enjoyable!  I will be setting up at my first trade fair this coming weekend at Craft Hobby and Stitch International, this is a big step for me and I am looking forward to meeting and learning from the people at the show.  I am especially looking forward to meeting my neighbours in the Bright Sparks Pavilion, Crafty Stamps and Anna Marie Designs and across the way watching and learning from Creative Beadcraft who have been in the game for 90 years and Crafts Too who seem to wholesale everything Craft! 
Its a big step for Tina Francis Tapestry but at least I will have friends from retail shows to smile at me from afar, looking forward to catching up with Historical Sampler who's progress has been an inspiration to me and also talking of inspiration will be seeking out Kim Thittichai on the Vilene stand who's ideas and confidence made me believe I could start my own textiles business in the first place! Finally it will be great to meet the Crafts Focus team who are really quite lovely.

I hope the weather is kinder to us all and that we can all start to think about what we want to stitch rather than watching the rain.

Happy Stitching!