However, there are plenty of traders who sell things, and you need not go home empty handed.
With a stash of fabric and thread fit to bursting, I had no intention of opening my purse to get any new stuff, until... Until I stumbled upon the Clover stand, that is. How it happened I don't know, but suddenly I was standing there with a little bag of
- beading needles - yes I need them
- a special embroidery threader, a new item - want to give it a try
- a flexible bar with a clip for inserting strings or elastics in trousers or bags - rememberd my old one was broken
- 45˚ diamond templates - for a project in the near future
Please note this is not an advertisement for Clover, although I must say most of their goods are of high quality.
Then I walked out of the show, on the first day, with one more thing. This beautiful gift, a tatting lace necklace that my friend Tanya has made. Isn't it beautiful, and doesn't it look great with my sweater?
When I close my dictionary after having tried to decipher the quilters' names in kanji characters and write them in Roman letter, I also close this series of reports from Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2015, and hope to have some of my own work to show instead.