Last Day in Paris

It’s the last day of L’Aiguille en Fete today, and I have to say it is such a fantastic show and the name says it all “Festival of the Needle”. The creations that are on display are truly exceptional, the hours of dedication and skill is almost overpowering.

Every stand is bursting with different styles of embroidery, knitting, and sewing – all crafts that use a needle! It is also a very special show in another way – you have to be invited to exhibit at the show by the organisers, who scour the world to bring together a truly unique collection of exhibitors.  It is now in its sixth year, Crafty Ribbons have exhibited for 5 and we have our fingers crossed we will be invited back!!!

I took some time out to walk the show – well I had to, how could I resist all those tempting stands, they were calling “Ali come and see me!!!” I do love my embroidery, although I am unable to follow charts or designs, much preferring to “go it alone”. Fabrics, threads, books where should I start?

There is a display of costumes from L’Opera de Paris. What do think about this new outfit I found for Tony?

I think he would look great wearing this on the exhibition stands, that ombre ribbon just makes it! 

Or maybe this one with the ribbon waist trim?

How about this one for me, not sure if I have a small enough waist!!! Dream on Ali! There were so many more and they were all fantastic, works of art!

I woke up yesterday with a cold, I was so pleased that I had avoided everyone’s bugs from the office.  But someone in Metz must have got me! Feeling dreadful and not looking forward to breaking the stand down this evening. We leave Paris tonight heading for Brittany for a few days rest, so all I have to do is make it through today then Tony can fully pamper me at home!!!

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