Well Saturday, and WindUp Two, has been and gone, and all seemed like a dream.
We want to say thanks to everyone who came and visited and joined in on Saturday, with all lovely people from far and wide ~ Billingshurst, Lewes (by public transport ~ what an expedition), Burgess Hill, London, Brighton, the list goes on.
Four hours in a pretty hall, with just chit chat, laughter, and industrious, creative, clever, knitting and crocheting all the way. It was just inspiring to see all the beautiful designs in progress, and made me go straight home and get my needles working, although I don’t ever need that much persuading, but such a nice way to get inspiration. I certainly experienced knit envy when I saw some of the amazing things being made ~ so much talent in one room.
We have to share the best statement of the day, which was “This is Better than Ally Pally” ~ beautiful vendors, space to meet others, and chill out, drink tea and coffee and generally have a relaxing time.
A great idea suggested by our visitors from Lewes, was to introduce a show and tell table, so everyone can share their recent finished articles, as being knitters we are all nosey about what everyone else is doing, so this has been added to the list for WindUp Three.
Bessie May and Textile Garden decided to put this event together in the Summer, and we are really pleased we made it happen, together with ongoing attendance by ByHookCrochet, YAK, Fibreactive, The Little House of Patchwork. We all value this time to meet customers, each other, and also share our products, so that people get the chance to look, feel and see what we are all about, as well as meet us, and put a name to a face.
WindUp Three is planned already for Saturday 20 November, and we have a couple of new vendors we are very excited about, who are going to join us, and will share more soon. We can guarantee they only sell lovely stuff, so I am saving up already, as each time I have come away with things I didn’t plan to get.
Here are some pics of everyone in action ~ apologies about the quality but done on a mobile.