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by babash ( edited 17 Oct 2019 ) 17 Oct 2019

Craft Show day out.





Well it was worth going saw quite a few things new to me.




2 pronged pins to hold fabric still while matching seams.




Got the Glitter Flex I was after and a Mini Iron.




Lots of stalls selling Japanese fabrics. One even had a snap similar to Kam snaps that you just use your fingers to put together. Didn't buy them as I have plenty of snaps and the tool.




Not too crowded and all in all a nice few hours of looking and wishing.




Saw a I wish I was rich embroidery machine that had a massive hoop on it 48 inches x 14 inches. Stitches were beautiful. Pity I didn't have a spare $17,000 for my hobby or the time to play with it.




If you haven't been it could be worth a look. At least the Coffee was tasty and only $4 a cup.
This is the 48 inch x 14 inch frame and stand that I was talking about.

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by sebsews 20 Oct 2019

Glad you had a great time at the craft fair! Yes coffee for me and no on the machine!

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by cfidl 19 Oct 2019

I just saw a post about this brand of machine. I too wish I was younger and had all the resources I would use. I wonder if there is one that has the great width to go with the length.

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by shirley124 17 Oct 2019

Glad to hear you had a great time at the Craft Fair. The last one I went to in Melbourne a few years ago I was very disappointed. 48 Inch hoop? What machine was that? Hugs

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babash by babash 17 Oct 2019

Yes I have had that happen as well so I don't go each year like I used to and now I really don't go expecting to buy. I look to see anything that I haven't seen before or something I have seen online but want a demo on it.
The machine is a Ricoma 15 needle and yes I did get the measurement right. But that hoop with the support table is about $3,500 on top of the $17,000 plus for the machine.
It is just one of those things you think I wish I was 50 years younger and had heaps on money.

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by asterixsew Moderator 17 Oct 2019

I went to the large quilt show at the National Exhibition Centre in England in the summer and there was a whole section that was Japanese fabrics. There was some great stuff but a minor hitch that a number of the Japanese stall holders spoke very little English and it was very late in the day for their body clocks though not for us.
Glad that you had a great day out and thanks for the feedback. Now to have fun with your purchases

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babash by babash 17 Oct 2019

There was fabrics and kits as well as Komona's they looked to be secondhand but in excellent condition and very heavy.

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by pennifold 17 Oct 2019

That hoop size can't be right Barb, you've put 48 inches!!! Was it the new Husqvarna? I saw one at the Newcastle Craft show and it was $17,000 too. I told Maarten from Thorpe's sewing that he can keep it! he he he, love Chris

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babash by babash 17 Oct 2019

Chris it was Ricoma 15 needle and yes the hoop was 48 inches x 14 inches it came with a support table and was about $3,500 extra as it was an additional hoop.

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