Monday, 20 June 2011

A lovely day in Winchester!

Well I survived my first day at the Winchester Art Market without too many scratches!  What a lovely day, the sun was shining (well on and off), there were lots of people to talk to and, of course I shared my stall with my old friend and fellow weaver beaver Bethany Athill.  It was so nice to have someone to work with for the day, I'm so used to spending time alone in my little bubble, it can be very isolating, so it was great to bounce ideas and thoughts around with someone of like mind.  Sales were pleasantly surprising, there was loads of interest in our craft and I'm definitely going to make it a regular event for my selling calender.  There is lots to see there, makers from all sorts of disciplines from fine art, textiles, glass, ceramics, photography to vintage stalls selling fabulous old bits and bobs for house and garden.  It never ceases to amaze me the wealth of talent a showcase like this reveals.....where do they all come from?!  And it's such a nice atmosphere, everyone on a level playing field from the offset, no need for comparisons and all that competitive stuff.....yuk!  Just an appreciation for what we've all learnt and how we use it.  Next one is on 17th July, make sure you put it in the diary!!!


  1. So glad you had a great day, and fab that you shared a stall with Beth!! Must catch up with both of you soon, it's been far too long! xxxx

  2. Yes we must! Maybe there's something we can do together about mid way! I will investigate xx

  3. Hi Tracy,I asked your mum if it was ok to add you to my blog,she said yes please! Would you like to look at mine.I am only new to blogging,so haven't got much on there yet! regards Liz