We love to suffer for our art and regularly travel to the other end of the country to attend suppliers fairs or lace days. The weekend of 17th March was different though as we packed the van for the 5 minute journey to the Essex Lace Makers Suppliers Fair.
No getting up at the crack of dawn to arrive in time to unload or the late night hunt for the hotel on the night before. So, after a leisurely breakfasts we headed off to Chelmer Valley High School for one of our favourite events of the year.
It was a quieter year than in the past but that meant we had the chance to spend more time with the dedicated lace makers who braved the weather. Thread was a popular choice with the customers at this event with a run on our traditionally made, bran filled pin cushions. We love these inexpensive necessities as not only do they keep your pins safe, they also keep them shiny!