They were sewing and printing bags-
Chilling in the Craft Lounge-
We had a couple of competitions. Paul hosted 'Knit Off', sponsored by Wool Warehouse - the winner got a bag of goodies and the illustrious title of 'Knit Off Champion 2014'. For those of you wishing to take part next year, you have to cast on 5 stitches, knit 5 rows and cast off 5 stitches as quickly as you can. Paula did it in a super speedy 1 minute 27 seconds! So get practicing, let's give her a run for her money next year...
I have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we've received again this year. You've all been writing lovely blog posts, sending us photos, popping in to the shop to tell us how much you enjoyed it, flagging us down in The Clarendon and telling us you wish the party was still going (true story, you know who you are). We are all chuffed to pieces that you enjoyed it, and that you appreciate the hard work that goes in to planning and executing such a big event. Thank you for the 'amazing value for money' comments, we really did use your ticket money as wisely as we could!
I know we had a couple of grumbles on the night - 'We're not going to get round everything' comments from people we haven't met before, and perhaps won't meet again. Well, yes, I suppose we could have put just the three crafts on, but really, where is the fun in that?! We're just bursting at the seams with ideas we want to share with you all.
Yes, we would prefer there to be less queues too - rest assured, we have learnt a lot from this year about crowd control (we're basically just going to put Denise in charge and Charmaine is getting a clip board!), we know now that those of us who planned and organised everything can't actually be spared to manage a workshop. Which is fine, we have lots of lovely volunteers who want to be more involved. We have learnt that some crafts are just a bit slow to feature as a workshop and others should just be laid out a little differently.
People are asking already when the next one is. Sorry, this malarkey is far too tiring to do more than once a year! However, we're planning to run some more mini-workshops at the shop, which will be less of a teaching environment and have more of a 'come and play with us' feel to them, so watch this space for those!
I'll do another post soon about the Myton Hospices charity raffle we held - we had some amazing donations from our suppliers and local businesses, so I want to offer them a proper thank you. We raised £400!
To all of our teachers and volunteers, thank you so much! We appreciate all of your help and hard work. You all deserve a pat on the back.
Photos courtesy of Fiona Murray.
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