I took my sister-in-law, who is more of a sewer than I am, and her daughter came too (kids go free!) We arrived around 10.30 and it was PACKED.
I knew there were not as many papercraft stands as say at Ally Pally (next week!) but was keen to have a look and see what was available - hoping to get some 'stuff' suitable for use in mixed media work, which I am getting into.
Thee were some fantastic exhibits on show, quilting, knitting, embroidery, and the Jane Austen costumes (I've seen some of these on other blogs so they obviously tour around with them!)
Here are my pictures of the day
It was incredible!! This picture is a bit of a weird angle, but it's part of the wall of the hut
and my niece Rachael learning to crochet
So to sum up - it was a great show - not sure I'd have been as happy if I'd paid - it was £10 on the door, I think a couple of quid cheaper in advance, but it was worth going especially if you like sewing and needlework.
the papercraft stands were busy, but basic, and not particularly to my style of crafting, and there were hardly any on-stand demos at these - so for that, Ally Pally is definitely better.