I had a very very special day today at All Craft Media's 1st Open Day.
I was honoured to be invited, along with a pupil of my choice and we met a very friendly and professional team of all their magazines,
including Knit, Yarn Wise, Modern Quilting, Sew Hip, Handmade Fashion and more.
They are all so passionate about what they do, it's no wonder their magazines are so FAB.
We were all given a pile of magazines to take away and I can tell you that I will be widening my crafting skills and magazine subscriptions now.
We were warmly welcomed and had a great introductory chat from the owner & chief Kerrie Allman who told us how her company came to be and indeed how it grew from a small Knit magazine to all the magazines they produce today.
We were then greeted and chatted with the Editorial Team of all of the magazines as samples of Knits, Quilts, Crochet items etc were passed around.
It was very exciting and I was in my element - my mind was going "oh I could make that," or "I could try making one of those," or "I WILL take that new craft up."
So not only will my crafting skills be growing but my Magazine Subscriptions too.
(Note to self - Birthday Wish List)
After a very nice lunch, we were invited to "craft" so here's one of my fellow lucky invitees spinning some natural wool
I took my Granny A Day blanket along and added GAD # 110 to the other # 109
Here we are all concentrating
On Crochet, knitting and embroidery
Having a nice chat and
exchanging skills and ideas
Here are some pictures of the office - where it all happens
A Work In Progress
Can you see the little Camper Van featured in a recent issue of Inside Crochet?
We were then treated to watch a Photo Shoot
Which took place in a local field
And the youngest member of the team
Was roped in as a model too
Here we all are for our group photo
Now this is my "Inside Crochet Magazine" Granny A Day 110
made on site, on hallowed ground.
I love this blanket so much and at day 110 it's not even a 3rd of the way along yet.
I am having trouble getting all the squares in one photo!
What am I going to do when the blanket grows even more?
To finish today's blog, I would like to thank Kerrie Allman for inviting me and my Crochet Student Lilly along for the day.