Yesterday I went to the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair. I went last year, but it was really more about quilts. This year, they advertised it as more craft – crochet, knitting, yarn, etc etc.
It was certainly an improvement on last year, but I must say they really don’t seem to have caught up with current crafting trends. There were some lovely yarn stores though, and some brands I’d never seen before. Obviously, this is just my opinion, but I just wasn’t that inspired. But it won’t stop me going again next year, it was still better than no craft fair at all – and if you’re in to quilting, it would’ve been right up your alley.
Of course, it wasn’t a complete loss.
There was one little store down the end of an aisle that had the most gorgeous embroidery threads … tiny little spools in some wonderful colours. The lady was extremely helpful and informative when I said I’d not heard of Perle cotton before.
Perle cotton is basically a twisted 2-ply thread with a high sheen. The sizes (or weights) are numbered, the smaller the number the thicker the thread.
I bought 3 spools of this Valdani in size 8. Of course, I’m going to try making a doily with it.
Moo doesn’t think we have enough doilies yet either.