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09 February 2008

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts Brighton 2008

I went to the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show in Brighton, East Sussex today.

It was a lovely sunny day and very mild. I managed to get there before it opened so was one of the first in.

With over 100 stands, it was well laid out; although I did manage to lose my sense of direction several times.

I found myself at the Clarity Stamps stand, which as you all know is a favourite of mine. I was delighted to find Barbara doing demonstrations. We had a good ole natter and she did a demo using one of her fabulous stamps and Art Glitter’s Fantasy Fiber.

Watch out for some cards using this technique in the near future.

I have many of her miniature stamps and am now the proud owner of a few of her normal sized ones too. Thank you Barbara.

I also found the Molton Designs stand and watched the demonstrations again. I obviously wasn’t paying full attention at Farnborough so picked up a few more tips on how to use Friendly Plastic.

My thanks also go to the kind man on the Home Workshop Ltd stand who gave me some scraps of mountboard. Crafters never turn a freebie down.

I purchased some ribbon, which I can never resist, book rings and some gorgeous material.

There were some lovely embroidery exhibits there, loads of demonstrations and free lectures throughout the day. I will remember Margaret Beal fusing material using a soldering iron and Diane Doward (Create & Craft TV) using paste through stencils then covering the image with glitter.

All in all a lovely day out and well worth putting in the diary for next year.


  1. Sounds like you had a fab time daisy!! xxx

  2. What a fab day out...and beautiful weather too!! ^.^

  3. Oh...and how much I love Brighton!!! I remember...Thanks for showing the pics!