Well as I said, it was a busy weekend. After the Bristol Wool Fair on the Saturday, it was off to Bath on the Sunday to 'The Makery'
The lovely Kate at the Makery had asked me to come along to one of their open days and give a talk about blogging and being a crochet artist. I've written about The Makery before as part of my Bath yarn travels, but this time I got a chance to see the whole building rather than just the shop.
There's a surprising amount of space where they host various workshops, and the place was bustling all day. The whole place is beautifully decorated and the shop has a brilliant range of craft supplies. But what makes The Makery truly amazing, is Kate and the staff - you couldn't ask for a nicer and friendlier group of ladies, and they made me feel relaxed and welcome from the moment I got there.
So about the talk. I brought a load of my crochet creations for people to see, and this also gave people some content to ask questions about. I was very nervous about the talk beforehand, but everyone that was there was really encouraging. By the time I got to talking about crochet art I was feeling a lot more relaxed and I think the group could tell, so people started engaging more and asking more questions - I even managed to get a few laughs.
Overall it was a great day, and well worth doing. I met some amazing people that were really positive about my work, and as nervous as I was about public speaking, I left feeling accomplished and proud of myself.
That's all for now, I've got a busy couple of weeks coming up (not long till the handmade fair), but I'm sure I can find time for crochet!!!