Ive returned from a very exhausting weekend at Spitafields where I took the Stitch and Make Studio on the road and appeared at The Renegade Craft Fair. This show is always so well attended and It’s one of the few which Ill go and sell at. Long gone are the days when Id lovingly prepare and finish my stock only to pitch up next to someone selling “Blobs in a Basket”- boggly eyes hot glue gunned onto pom-poms. Ive learnt my lesson the hard way.
Living in Nupton’s rural idyll its quite a shock to walk down the streets filled with interesting folks and the smells of exotic food. The walk from the hotel on the Sunday morning was strangely eerie and very relaxing.
Thankfully, I had taken my new and most wonderful Church’s brogues. I did notice that many of the Brick Lane Hipsters were wearing a similar but much cheaper version. And it gave me a feeling of pride and satisfaction to know that I lived in the home of the best made shoes in the world. Thats true heritage and craft skills for you London.