Thursday, 26 June 2014

A Crafty Little Event

Yesterday was our South Street WI Craft Fair. We wanted to celebrate our 60th year by showing some of the things our members get up to.

Judging by the comments of those attending, it was a resounding success. It also revealed what a wealth of talented crafters we have, as well as how varied are their crafts!

The doors opened for setting up at 11am, so the first two hours were a flurry of activity. Display tables were arranged and set up, pictures hung on stands and walls, the tea area was set up with its colourful green and white tablecloths, the exhibits were unpacked and carefully displayed, and the cakes for sale were set up.

It all looked very festive and bright for such a beautiful summer day.

The exhibits included everything from flower arranging to jewellery making to needlework to photography and all sorts in between: wonderful tailored garments, scrapbooks in a variety of sizes and styles, handmade greeting cards, artwork, and more.

Everyone was impressed with the amount and the quality of the exhibits. 

Members even had a few moments, once all the tables were set up and the displays finished, to sit, chat briefly, and rest our feet (and backs!) before our visitors arrived.

When 2pm came, we were really ready to show our goods. And the visitors did come by the carload. The admission was only 50p and that included biscuits and coffee or tea. It was a good opportunity to chat with friends and meet some new ones. Our visitors looked, they bought cake, they had tea or coffee, and they chatted.

And who could resist these lovely cupcakes? Not many as there were very few, if any, left at the end of the day.

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