We first met Trish Palmer at our last Fairy Tale Fair, and we are lucky enough to have her back again.
“I use crafts to unwind but I still get a real sense of achievement when I finish an item from scratch and a friend or family member wants to take it home with them.”– Trish
Remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
I taught Textiles at the local secondary school for over 30 years and my love of embroidery and decoration dominates all my craft work. I work small and like my items to be practical but fun as well. It’s good to laugh so I try to incorporate some fun in my pieces.
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
I knitted some realistic looking cacti for the last Fairy Tale Fair and they were very popular. I think it was the fun element of expecting sharp prickles and finding soft mohair or angora wool instead.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I use it to unwind but I still get a real sense of achievement when I finish an item from scratch and a friend or family member wants to take it home with them.
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Only the Fairy Fairs and this will be my second.
What items and Mother’s day/ Easter gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
For Mums – Patchwork pin cushions, Embroidered needle cases, Angora knitted brooches, Embroidered abstract fabric brooches, Book worms and Knitted cacti.
For Easter – Embroidered egg pin cushions, Easter fairy peg dolls, Easter felt animal brooches and hanging embroidered fabric decorations.
You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it?
Oh yes! So many craft minded people in the same place at the same time with tea and cakes on hand. What is not too like?
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
I hope to continue making craft items that people like, expand and try new ideas – maybe learn how to crochet after 40 plus years of knitting!
Meet Trish this Saturday the 9th March from 10.30am at The Fairy Tale Fair, Patcham Methodist Church, Brighton.