Oh, look! Karen’s banging on about how brilliant Walthamstow, London is – again. It’s not my fault this time. Claire of Sew Incidentally had organised a Fabric Swap and Shop on my home turf. Well, it would have been rude not to turn up, especially as some of my most favourite people were going to be trauling the shops.
Above is Claire, greeting and meeting the group at the start of the day. Note the miniature flipboard, the pen-on-a-string and the wheeled shopping bag. This woman means business!
Pure Fabric Swap Joy
Here’s Marie of A Sewing Odyssey, choosing some fabric to swap. It was really nice to see Marie again and meet her friend Krafty Kat. As ever on these meet-ups, I found myself surrounded by like-minded people. The funny aspect of our fabric shopping was knowing which fabrics people would gravitate towards, simply from reading their blogs. Oh, So Zo? There’s some nautical fabric here. Handmade Jane? Have you seen the polka dot elastic? We spent a lot of time enabling each other.
From the swap, I scored some very exciting fabrics and a pattern that has lit my imagination.
And did I buy much? I was relatively restrained, only buying something for a test run on a project I have muddling around in my brain. A possible … could it be … might I try … my first sewalong?
Don’t get too excited. It is going to be REALLY simple, but I hope lots of fun.