Creative Craft Show

Yesterday I spent the day at the Creative Craft Show in Manchester with my lovely friend Dawn Hulme. It was a fabulous day filled with lots of crafty chat, crafting products and workshops.

The show was much larger than last year. There were more stalls, more space and more workshops. It was lovely browsing the craft products, looking at all types of crafts, watching demos of zentangle, mini stamping, extreme knitting and using paste and masks.

We signed up for a couple of workshops – Japanese flower making and Crochet. I assumed the Japanese flower worksop would be origami – don’t ask me why! How wrong could I be?! It was the most fun I’ve had in ages. We made a little flower using incredibly expensive silk and some beads. At the end of the hour I had a little brooch and I had found my new favourite craft! I hope you like my final example. Do please let me know by leaving a comment.

Japanese Flower Brooch

We had a quick run to the crochet workshop, where the lovely people from Blacksheep Wools taught us how to make a crochet granny square. Dawn can crochet already, but she was a huge help to me in working out how to slip stitch. It certainly helped that I’d had a go over the last couple of months, but I was really pleased with my finished square.


We finished the day with a further browse and of course a spend on some lovely much needed crafty bits and pieces. We were both shattered and had a great day.

I’m full of new ideas and inspiration, so watch this space!

Happy crafting