Behind the Scenes- STITCHES

Last Monday Sarah and I spent the day at STITCHES, a trade show at the NEC where we hunted down new fabric suppliers and caught up with some old friends.  The day started early, we had seats on the 7:30 train, armed with travel flasks we set off to see what treasures we could find.

It was a quiet day at the show, which made the experience much more relaxed than last year, when we went on the Sunday.  It also helped that we were much more focused this year and we knew what we were looking for.

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We’ve stocked the New Craft House Kits since last Christmas, owners Hannah and Rosie are based in London and produce lots of fun kits, including the Make-up Bag and Bow Tie kits we have in store which have lovely new packaging now and new fabric choices.  It was great to catch up with them and see how their business is growing.

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We stopped by Tilly and the Buttons Stand to say Hi too, everyone at Crafty Sew & So is a big fan of Tilly’s patterns.  We’re really looking forward to the newest release, due in the spring!

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We placed an order with one of our new favourite suppliers for some fat quarters, jelly rolls and bolts of fabric- including this gorgeous prints!  They’ll be arriving at Crafty Sew & So soon!

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We’ve got so much new fabric arriving over the next few months, we’ll work hard to get them up-loaded to the website asap, and of course they’ll be avalible in store in Leicester as they land!

We had a great day and enjoyed catching up with our blogging friends and each other too! 

Freya

 

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