The intention of the organisers to return to a "working" craft fair (see website and 2010 entry criteria) is commendable and appreciated by the patrons : crowds gathered everywhere an artisan was demonstrating which goes to prove the point. "....exhibitors will display their finest wares and share their techniques"
The providore lines were great too, but don't take it too far and turn the occasion into a food and wine show ! The mission and vision of this magnificent event - The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia.- must be the guide !!
|My purchases from 2010|
The Ashford rigid heddle looms (yes there are TWO now) are eagerly awaiting these gorgeous materials :
|Wonderful hand-dyed merino wool and silks from the vats of Mahdi and Wendy, those terrific Text-isle-Tarts|
|Paca Bling Batt from Sue at Tasmanian House of Fibre|