I’ve been invited to attend the CHSI – Stitches trade event on Monday at the NEC in Birmingham in my role as a blogger – would you believe!
We are to meet at 10am for a ‘blogger’s breakfast’ Sponsored by DMC and then take part in a DMC Workshop. We then get given a goody bag and a ‘Press Pass’ (!!!!!!!) and are at liberty to wonder the stands, take part in workshops, absorb seminars and watch the fashion shows where simplicity, McCalls, Lion Brand, and other yarn, fabric and pattern companies will showcase their wares.
It is billed as Europe’s largest and most influential dedicated trade show for the art, craft, needlecraft and hobby sector with over 250 suppliers from across the globe.
Also guest speakers May Martin, Stuart Hillard and Lauren Guthrie (GBSB fame) will be taking part in one of the seminars! Think they’ll be up for a selfie? Purely for the blog of course.
I might wear my Coco and visit Tilly at her stand! Or is that a bit creepy?
Unfortunatley/fortunately there will not be anything to buy, as it’s for trade and press only, just a feast for the eyes and collect ideas and write about them in the old blog.
I thought it would be worth taking a day off work for.
Only one thing – I’m going as Billy-No-Mates, yes on my own. So I’m hoping to make a friend at the Bloggers Breakfast.
Otherwise I shall just stride around nonchalantly wearing my ‘Press Pass’ and pretend I’m an agent for a craft empire.
Love Lucie xx