Here are some photographs from Wilton. We had a moderately successful weekend -- not bad for being first timers. Sadly, the show is a shadow of its former self. When Barb and I attended in past years, it was at least double the size and attendance was much higher. One vendor claimed the reason for this was a "perfect storm" of events: a change in management, the economy, and some prima donna crafters who ended up leaving the show and starting their own. That's our booth pictured above and below.
We met the owners of Hidden Treasures, Kathy and Jeff Graybill. Kathy designs and hand paints a vast array of wooden furniture and smalls that her husband Jeff designs. They are prolific and their both was quite a sight to behold.
The most amazing items they had were these large hooked trade signs. My jaw dropped when I saw them. You can get an idea of how large they are in the second picture with the woman off to the left.
Kathy hooks with the widest piece of fabric I have ever seen -- it is at least an inch wide! She thought the 8 cut I use in most of my rugs was tiny.