Sunday, 5 February 2017

My ideal event- A Crafting Convention

I have been asked by Eventbrite to write about my ideal event. Now this is easy for me as always disappointed with the modern events held in cold modern buildings.

My ideal event would be held in a beautiful country manor house with lots of rooms, each room would be themed. 

Separate rooms full of ribbons, lace, fabrics, ex-designer fabrics, vintage lace and trims, beads the list goes on but not forgetting books on all things creative.

Separate rooms would be a joy like browsing indie boutiques in the Lanes of Brighton or Walton Street off the King's Road in Chelsea. Each door would open to a world of delights.

Rooms holding classes on quilting, embroidery, Sashiko, Tambour, fabric box making and beading techniques.

Pattern rooms with vintage patterns going back through the ages.

Exhibition of beautiful Victorian dresses up to 1950's dirndl skirts.

Beautiful papers to use for scrapbooking, cards or a multitude of crafts.

Vintage wallpaper sheets to buy to look at or use.

Yarn made in the UK by individual wool suppliers, with demo's of hand dying and weaving.

Tea rooms dotted about in rooms for a break with a cup of tea and homemade cakes.

Somewhere to sit in and relax contemplate your purchases made, check off in the guide rooms visited and rooms you want to go back to.

Not forgetting a garden to walk around and get inspiration for some creativity and more purchases

Would have to be a beautiful summer day with the sun in the sky and to come home with bags full of goodies

Finally a hall of vintage and handmade crafts, beautifully displayed a place to find wonderful gifts to keep or give.

I hope you enjoyed a tour of my ideal event, what would yours be?

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Until next week, enjoy

All images used from Pinterest


  1. Now that sounds amazing - sign me up!! If only....

  2. Sounds absolutely perfect! You've not missed out anything, even tea stops. I imagine it could be held in Downton Abbey (although I understand that the inside and outside were filmed in different places - still if this is fantasy we can have whatever we like!) then Mr Carson can bring us our tea.
    Seriously though, have you considered event planning because this sounds AMAZING. I've been to events with lots of great stuff and events in great settings but seldom both together!

    1. I would love an event like this and 'Downton Abbey' is not far from me, would be perfect but not sure I would have the capabilities to organise such an event.


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