Sunday, 22 September 2013

Festival of Thrift

For the last few weeks we have both been looking forward to attending the Festival of Thrift.  In fact we have both been 'giddy kippers' at the thought of travelling up to Darlington.

On the journey up we talked about what we hoped the event would be like - well we certainly weren't disappointed.

Lingfield Point turned out to be an amazing venue. 

There was definitely lots to see and get involved in.  Lots of wonderful stalls, workshops and lots of entertainment - all free!

Second Hand Rose from Worcester were there - with an amazing stall holding a Vintage Jumble Sale.  Items ranged from 50p for vintage sunglasses to individually priced items.  In addition you could buy a large plastic bag for £5 and fill it to the brim.
Angela was over the moon with her bag of goodies.    Here she is with Clare Bridges, owner of Second Hand Rose.
We had booked to attend a free workshop on picnic rug making, run by Becky from Tabby Textiles.
This took place on a grassy area on Memphis Promenade.  The ladies attending this workshop were so friendly and Becky and her friend were so helpful and patient and happy to share ideas with us.
 Becky is holding up an amazing cushion she made in a 'cathedral window' style (it reminds you of stained glass within a cathedral window).
The festival was a very relaxed affair, everyone we met was very friendly.  I think everyone was happy, knowing that the festival had been a huge success.  Over 10,000 people had attended on the Saturday.  No idea how many people made it on the second day (I am sure a lot more!).

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