Thank you to Kate Conway for the brilliant write up of our first Craft Show:
On May 21st we held our first annual WISH Local Craft Show – with the added excitement of a last minute special guest!
We wanted to hold an event that didn’t have all the stress and pressure of the big Women’s Institute County Show. We had six categories: a tray bake, a plate of cookies, a child’s hat, a poem of four lines, a greetings card and a key chain/bag charm.
We had a brilliant turn out, with several entries in every category. There was a huge table of tray bakes and a table heaped with cookies – which also doubled as our refreshments for the evening. It was a great opportunity to chat with friends and show off our crafting skills.
Once all the entries were checked in we just waited for our celebrity judge to arrive.
Comedian Ross Noble is travelling across the UK for his new television program Freewheeling. Basically he’s asking Twitter to suggest unusual people & places to visit. One of our members, Deb Connor started a dedicated campaign to bring him to our local show.
Ross looked a bit nervous when he arrived with his team and cameras, but he soon put on a brave face and jumped in (I think the promise of biscuits may have helped!)
To finish the evening we pulled out the scarf we made for St Helen’s Dream last year, and someone came up with the clever idea of wrapping is around Ross Noble. Of course the Dream Scarf is just a little big, so it became more of a full body wrap. After a bit of hopping about (and an unexpected surprise for Ross) eventually Mr Noble managed to escaped from his cocoon.
After plenty of hijinks and giggles, Ross and his team waved good bye and set off to their next destination, taking our giant scarf with them. Hopefully we’ll soon see British landmarks across the country sporting our patch work scarf!
If these pictures just aren’t enough, you can experience the night for yourself with this short video Morven and her other half have put together of the highlights.