Sharing dates of Fairs

If you click on one of the months above it will show a list of fairs usually held that month.PLEASE, PLEASE let me know of any fair you know about and I'll add it to the list.
I apologise for not making any attempt to keep it current this is just an attempt to have a list of as many dolls house shows that I can find. Even if you see a show with an old date you can just google the name of the show to find out the date of the next one.

It would be great if you'd let me know of any I can add to the list.

Monday, 9 June 2014

York Dolls House & Miniature Fair, 8th June 2014

I truly love the York show and would love to be able to both of them.  if you didn't make it to this one and would like to go to one - there is another one 23rd November - take a look in the tabs at the top of the blog for details.

The venue is great - York race course.  It is easy to find as the race course and the show are well sign posted.  It is is a large building and spread over three floors so you never feel hemmed in.  There are enough vendors to fill a 10 'til 4 day.  Somewhere to eat - not great food but it is doable and at least it is on site.  Another couple of snack/drinks areas so you can just sit and take a breather.

I think it has a good spread of things to buy - reasonable prices and still a heap of the more unusual stuff.  The organisers try to make it 80% hand made by the trader so there isn't a ton of obvious imported stuff there but it isn't super high end collectors pieces that most of us can only admire and not buy.

My first find of the day was a wonderful trio from New Zealand who were just friends and members of a miniatures club who were covering Audrey's bucket list and selling miniatures at a UK show was on it!  That said they had some of the very best things in the whole show - such talent - wish I had taken more pictures./  The leather books make by a book-binder were glorious.

There are also useful folk like J & A Supplies where I get my wood stuff, Jennifer of Walsall who is my absolute starting place for stuff.  It is a great cheap tools place with the unfortunate name of S & M Tools.

  They always have a workshop of some sort, often at less than the cost of the kit you are working on! and usually a talk by Jane Harrop who is generous enough to share her methods with you.

This show had Ladies Mile Miniatures doing an hibiscus flower kit.  I did it and was thrilled with the result.  

Jane did a talk on glazing various materials to enhance them.

Most of all I find it a great show to shop at.  When you think I went to Miniatura (yes, I love that too) but didn't buy very much yet, at York I came away with thirty-six things and ordered up a couple of things and discussed a couple of 'commissions'.  Case proved.

If you want to look inside the parcels you'll need to go to my Willows blog

For all my photos from the show there is a link in the left margin of this blog.  Sorry it isn't a great collection I didn't need many for the DH&MS article so, like a chump, forgot to take them for myself.

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