Sunday 27 July 2014

The Trunk Show in Blackpool

I had no internet access for most of last week - it's very disconcerting when that happens unexpectedly.  So I'm very behindhand with writing about a couple of things that happened the week before, including a trip to Blackpool on the 17th.  Angharad and I took our Trunk Show to the Westcliffe Hotel where Paula Chew, the owner, specialises in providing knitting holidays.  Paula had asked us to do a two-hour session showing some of the highlights of the Knitting & Crochet Guild collection to her guests.

We had packed a selection of knitted & crocheted items, tools & gadgets, and publications.   Several of the things we chose have featured in this blog, including the Shetland cardigan visibly mended by Tom of Holland - that was an obvious choice, because it has so recently been mended that it feels like a new and exciting acquisition.    But we had lots of other things to show, too.

Waistcoat donated by Kaffe Fassett

Angharad showing a Shetland lace stole
It was a beautiful day and after our trunk show session and lunch, we walked to the promenade (a 2 minute walk) to see the sea.  You can't go to the seaside without seeing the sea, after all.  We might even have walked on the beach, but it was high tide so we couldn't.  And then we got the train back home.

It was a good day - Paula's guests enjoyed seeing and handling the items from the collection, and we enjoyed showing them to an appreciative audience. We have another booking for the Trunk Show from Paula for September, but that will be in Scarborough, when she takes her guests on a tour of the Yorkshire coast.  

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