1000 people through the doors in the first hour!
Craft2.0 at TheNewDowse on Easter Saturday was a huge success, attracting a record crowd of an estimated 5000 visitors. There was an amazing array of pretty, styley and quirky products, all crafted beautifully and proudly presented by their makers.
Quirky characters by Nibbles – photo courtesy of David Brebner
The colourful creations of Paper Tin and Fiona Duffey – photo courtesy of David Brebner
I had a great time talking to stallholders and meeting some Felt sellers in person. And it was also wonderful to finally meet Sue, the amazing and very lovely organiser of Craft2.0 – watch this space for the result of that exciting crafty rendevous!
The Felt display generated heaps of interest thanks to an impressive range of samples lent by Felt sellers and the efforts of my lovely helpers Sheona and Chris, who spent the afternoon telling the world what Felt is all about.
Sheona (left) and myself in our funky t-shirts at the Felt stall – Chris is taking the photo in his funky t-shirt
The Felt prize draws were very popular, with prizes donated by amiana, agnescoy, pinkpinafore, lop, claribell, soheartfelt, casablanca, rotten_dolly, blackswan, formation, monkanoid, pandamonium, sazoriginals, elwert and shakyisles.
The prize packs:
The results of the prize draws were sent out on Friday in an email to everyone who entered – you can view it online here.
Creativity in progress at the making table – photo courtesy of Chris
All in all it was a fab day out and well worth an excursion to Wellington (speaking as a Cantabrian). And the great news is, there’s more Craft2.0 where that came from! If you’re keen to know more about Craft2.0, drop me a line or contact Sue through the Craft2.0 website.
If you were at Craft2.0 this time around, post a comment below and tell us what you thought.