“Handarbeitsbörse Neubrandenburg” (Crafts fair in Neubrandenburg)

March 9, 2008 at 9:05 am (crafts fair, Uncategorized) (, , )

 The Crafts-fair in Neubrandenburg was my first visit to any crafts-fair  and I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. The area was actually quite big but the quilt exhibition was rather small. And crumbed to the outskirts of the gym. (The main part of the fair was on the playing-field) I thought that for so much work which was put into the quilts the display was rather sad. The fair was mainly selling stuff. There were some nice fabrics available and some nice reduced Japanese handcrafts books (they were still more expensive then ordering it over amazon.co.jp) But on the knitting side of live it was just sad. There were just the standard wool which even the bigger department stores sell, there were a few exceptions but those  were overpriced…. Then there was the “new thing” everybody displayed a knitting machine were one just has to turn a crank lever and the machine knitted a tunnel… Where is the fun and skill in that?  The really good thing was the classes on spinning (making yarn) on a spinning wheel.   Everybody with an interest in tatting would have found a nice bunch of grannys (no joking there was Nobody under the age of 60) who where really friendly explaining and showing there skill. They were very helpful too when asked how to start tatting. They were a real highlight. So going there was not a waste of time but it wasn´t as good as i thought….   

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