So this is a post for my crafty ladies who love to sew and knit.
Today I went out to the RDS Simmonscourt to the stitching and knitting show and if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend then I highly recommend it.
There was so many amazing stalls and great deals on fabric and wool.
I also attended a workshop too which I have gone into more detail below.
As you can see I was in fabric heaven, I picked up loads of my fave floral shabby chic style fabric and found new shops to buy from.
My sewing teacher Mary has a stall and her business name is Gleasta and you can find her website here. If you do go make sure to say hi and tell her Catherine sent you. She is at stall H26.
The workshops are amazing value, I done the introduction to embroidery with the royal school of needlework for 15 euro for an hour and a half lesson.
All materials were included and I learned all the basic stitches like back stitch, french knot, chain stitch. You can book on the day like I did and the classes start at 10.30 am right the way up to 4 pm.
For anyone wanting to learn to use a sewing machine I seen two booths full of machines and people learning to use them.
There is a big board when you walk into the learning zone with all the prices and times for all the classes.
My fave area was the exhibition area where there was amazing displays of peoples work. The detail that went into slot of the pieces was so inspiring and amazing to see.
It was also great to meet and chat with the people behind the art work.
Below is my haul of fabric!
I was delighted to find new shops to buy from and at such great value as locally I have very few fabric shops and the ones close to me are so expensive so I am so glad there was loads at the fair to buy from.
A lot of the fabric on the stalls was from 7/8 euro a meter.
I also got to meet the lovely ladies from The Crafty Fox which I buy my tilda fabric from so make sure to say hi to Jackie and the girls on stall B36.
Let me know if you go to the show and what your favorite part was and if you to had a splurge on some fab fabric.
Ah I'd love to be able to sew. I need to go to Grafton Academy- reading your posts makes me want to do bad… Xx Siobhan