What Happened at The Handmade Festival?

Last weekend we packed our things and headed to Hampton Court for the Handmade festival. We brought the weather with us, and had a brilliant time meeting and catching up with other lovely stallholders and customers! 

Our stand this year was as bright as ever, bringing the colourful pegboards from our Happy Fabric office, and displaying our magical selection of coloured heat transfer vinyl. One side of our stand housed our brand new Happy Press 2.1 and a Silhouette cutter. The other had a demonstration area, with a Happy Press 3 and our show exclusive packs designed by our Happy Fabric crafters Marnie, Hayley and Beth. Manning the stall was our newest team member Jaymie along with Beth, Hayley, Andy and Martin- the dream team!

Of course, we couldn’t go to The Handmade Festival without tracking down Kirstie Alsopp and Liz Earle! We created handmade gifts for each lovely lady (pictured below) including an adorable sloth cushion for Kirstie and a stunning cosmetics bag for Liz. Here you can see Kirstie with her cushion and Hayley giving Liz a quick demo of how our vinyl works and the many ways to use it in your masterpieces.

The final thing to mention is our brilliant evening event to launch the Happy Press 2.1. This took place at a venue called Henry’s kitchen just minutes walk away from the festival. Some of our favourite crafty friends joined us for an evening of food, drinks and crafting- the perfect trio! They made some incredible napkins and tote bags, some of which we saw them wearing the next day. 

Here are some of the great makes from our evening and the festival: 
Find us next at the Knitting & Stitching Show in October or on our social channels.

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