Photograph courtesy of The Handmade Fair
Last weekend we took our woven wares to the stunning Hampton Court Palace Green for Kirstie Allsopp's, The Handmade Fair. Only in its second year, The Handmade Fair is a three day event of crafting, shopping & fun. Whether you're a novice or pro at handcrafts, there was something for everyone to get involved in. The lifestyle theatre welcomed many names from the Craft & Design industry, including; Emma Bridgewater, Lauren Child, Annie Sloan and Dawn O'Porter. One that caught our eye was Chinelo Bally, the Nigerian-born Brit with a passion for fashion & sewing. A finalist on The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo uses a freehand cutting method, creating stunning shapes & designs in African print fabrics.
Chinelo Bally making a dress for Kirstie Allsopp - Photograph courtesy of Claireabellemakes
We absolutely loved the fair, the atmosphere was fantastic and each and everyone of you were so lovely too! There was so much to see and do, and some really beautiful handmade items for sale. We even had the great pleasure of welcoming Kirstie Allsopp to our stand, and she oohed and cooed over all the baskets! Kirstie's favourites were our Clean Slate & Autumn Shades collections...
Kirstie Allsopp gets basket fever! - Photograph courtesy of Holly Booth Photography
Thank you to all who supported us at The Handmade Fair, you really made it fun & exciting to be a part of, we may just see you there next year! We hope you are all enjoying your baskets, remember that you can enter our monthly styling competition #mybasketroom. More info here.