We're back in the caravan after saying goodbye to everyone outside Kew this evening. Thank you, everyone from Start, for arranging such an enjoyable event, and thanks to Pol for organising the morsbags side of it. I think it went swimmingly, which seems a good metaphor in view of the weather.
But we were very lucky in the last two days and have not had any rain that I've been aware of.
We were even busier today than we were yesterday, with keen punters sewing before the show had even opened officially. We had lots and LOTS of people who'd never sewn before. At last, though, we found a use for all those plain beige, cream, white and "snurge" colour bags that don't go very quickly. Pol had provided a pack of fabric pens so that parents with children could sew while the children decorated a plain bag with the pens. And the people opposite had a flat shelf on the back of their stand that was just right for children to rest bags on while drawing on them....
So how many bags did we make today? We did almost
as well as yesterday with a total of 59, making a grand total of 242 for the five days.
Here are a few pics from today.
As we were packing away our kit this evening the lady on the Vintage Couture/ upcycling clothing stall nearby commented on the energy coming from our stand. She said "It was after 5 on the last day and we still had people sewing and cheering!"
Joey, one of the trustees of Start, told me that there were 10,000 people in Kew Gardens today. And we must have seen, been seen by, or talked to at least half of them.