I went to the big fall craft festival in Toronto last night and picked up supplies and info for two new crafts that I have not done before - needle felting and punch needlework/bunka. So excited!
Some patterns for the punch needlework
the instruction booklet with the needle for the needlework (also bought a good hoop to go with it too)
the two kits for the needlefelting!
In general I was dissappointed in the show - smaller and less dynamic than fall ones in the past, and several booths I was hoping would be there were not - like a couple of my favourite beading booths. I was really hoping on finding a decent, wood hairpin lace loom - none in site, except the small dinky Clover ones. Also - no great deals on yarn or fabric, like the year before, and more non-craft trade booths (like for emu oil and crystal nail files - ick). Also, there were supposed to be some booths where you were supposed to pay a small fee for charity, to make and take some crafts - barely anything last night. Hopefully things improve for the weekend.
I am jazzed about the things I got though.
In case anyone is in Toronto, it is the olde Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival, now called Creativfestival or somesuch, at Convention Centre near the CN tower - it is there until after this weekend.