On Saturday 20th November we organised the very first Nottingham Bead and Craft Show, and it was a resounding success! It was lovely to both see our regular supporters and meet so many new lovely customers, including people from Swansea, Dublin and Finland!
We had local artists including HanMade Beads, Nettynot, Tattered Rose and Stitches and Stars!
We also had a fantastic selection of traders, artists and shops providing a wide range of tempting items!
Knit Nottingham had a great selection of yarn and also taught the Basic Crochet workshop!
Guzzi Sue spinning with knit nottingham.
Nostalgia Beads who have the best range of Bead-weaving kits and are so friendly to talk to.
The Knitting Academyhad beautiful, exclusive yarns, including a delightful sparkly purple that Hana brought!
Buffy's Beads brought a beautiful selection of Semi-precious beads and clearly enjoyed themselves!
There was also a Swarvoski showcase including designs from our very own Helen and Rachel!
We also had delicious cupcakes from Alison's Bakery, but alas, these sold so quickly that we couldn't get a photo of the stall! However, we did catch Ana and Phoebe enjoying their cupcakes! (Hana treated all members of The Bead Shop staff to a cupcake!)
The day was so successful that we have already started planning the show for next year! Saturday 19th November 2011 is the date to put in your diary, and as we plan to make it bigger and better than last year, it might be wise to start saving now!