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    Creative Craft Show Spring

    Having won myself a pair of tickets courtesy of Black Sheep Wools, I moseyed over to Event City for the spring edition of the Creative Craft Show today. I wasn’t sure if the show would be any good – I went to the Knitting & Stitch Show in 2016 and found it was almost totally shops – but I’m pleased to report that there was a good number of textile artists showing this time around. I would have taken loads of photos, but many of the artists were busy and I wasn’t able to ask permission. One I managed to ask was Nikki Parmenter, who made this mixed media marvel.…

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    Yarndale, Actually

    Speaking to my Mum after my hellish birthday, we decided it probably wasn’t wise to go through with our plan to attend Yarndale. It hurt – I’d bought tickets the moment they’d been available – but given how bad I could be, seemed for the best. And, going on the photos and stories, it was. Saturday was apparently crazy and I’d not have survived. The only problem was seeing all those photos… and what I was missing. That was very hard, but it was what it was. Until it wasn’t. We finally managed to insure the Volvo on Saturday, and the deposit ended up being less than what had been…