Yes, this a photo I took last year. I was so underwhelmed this year, I did not bother to take photos.
It all looked the same.
I have been trying to put my finger on why I just don't feel the need to go again. I am envious of the presentations by Gentleman Jim that Victoria mentions in TenThousandHours; I just didn't see anything of that level of information or experience at mine. Then again, I'm the person who grumps about Threads Magazine not having enough content.
I think there is so much available on the internet now, between blogs and tutorials for information/education AND online suppliers of fabrics and tools, the Expo isn't the only show in town.
|photo Tami Levin, Lemon Tree Tales blog|
One big difference: Treasures of the Gypsy does not sell online. They just tour their amazing collection of magical stuffs from 'spo to 'spo. And I love them. I give them all my money.
See these birds? Laser cut from nylon.
I have them on the collar of this jacket, on a hat, I've bought more in white, and some leaves in yellow and green and...it was the BIG stop of the three hours I spent at Sew Expo.
I left earlier, MUCH earlier than usual. There just wasn't anything else for me.