The Selvedge shows are one of your favourite to do and always have innovative, beautiful textiles and wares. It has the added advantage that we always meet up with other makers, some of whom we only see at the Selvedge Fairs.
This time, we were close to the lovely Teresa Dunne. Teresa has changed from fine folk embroidery the last time we saw her, to making stunning cushions and scarves. Her weaving is so beautiful that she won the Best Maker in the South West at the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey last year.
Chalk Wovens were next to us with their muted tones. Working only in wool, their products have a gentle beauty to them, drawing on the heritage of wool in this country, using traditional designs in a contemporary manner.
Our next fair will be the Saltaire Maker’s Fair on the 25th-27th May, in the gorgeous Victoria Hall. Always a lovely show for us as it’s just up the road, followed by our first visit to the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey this June. Having grown up in Bristol and with my parents in Exeter, this has been a dream for a while so am really looking forward to our first time at a show down south.
If you’re coming to any of our shows, please come and say hello as it’s lovely to meet our customers.