On December 8th, I participated at my first yarn fair as an exhibitor! Let me tell you that I had a blast! I was so caught up in living and enjoying this fun time that I forgot to take more than one picture. Luckily for you, the lovely organisers of this event thought of it for me!
What? Where? Why? Who?
This first edition of Tric’au Sud was held in the South of France, in the countryside near Valence. It gathered 70 knitters and 7 exhibitors for a day.
It was organised by Laure and Elise, two lovely, caring and awesome hosts. I’m a very (very!) shy person.Participating to such an event was a really big deal for me but they made me feel almost at home which allowed me to relax and truly enjoy the day.
Their goal with the Tric’au Sud is to connect knitters, and let me tell you, they could not have done it better in my opinion. The room had a perfect size, allowing knitters to hang out, knit, or shop as they wanted without having to be crammed against each others.
The day was filled with small and little joy to make it a really happy day as meeting new or old and missed friends, seeing hearts in your eyes when you talk about my creations. I had stocked a lot of stitch markers as the Gingerbread Cookies or the Christmas Dears. Some of them were highly popular and I was out of stock before noon. Luckily for all of you who could not come to this event, I now have some of them in the online shop!
I also printed some of my French written patterns. Choosing the right paper to print the pattern and get a good printing quality and a good object took a little bit a research. I did not want to wrap them in plastic to avoid waste so I settle on an outside leaflet in heavy paper and an internal leaflet in thinner paper. All the pages are stapled together and I included a PDF download code included in each purchase. I’m not currently selling the printed patterns in retail but if that’s something you would like, leave a comment below! As I anticipated, my most popular patterns were shawls like Falling Slowly or Brioche for Teatime.
What I bought
Obviously I could not resist all day long and some of the yarns and fibres available on Lanae and (Vi)Laines booth ade their wait to my bag-pack!
I have not spun for ages but these fibres are really to dye for. I had to have it, right? And it’s a good reason to get back to my spinning wheel 😊 I’ve wanted to knit the Mondim yarn for aged now but did not find a colour that spoke to me… Until Tric’au Sud! I’m planning knee-high socks with contrasting heels so I might need another ball 😆
Did you come to the Tric’au Sud? Do you want to come if there’s a next edition? Do you attend this kind of knitting events?