Wow – what a week-end! The sunshine and smiles all around were a great help to all the hard working volunteers who looked after our colourful stand at Bloom this year. Over 55,000 people attended the event and most of them came into the craft tent to get out of the heat – or so it seemed. The Crafts Council, once again, did a great job bringing together a wide selection of craftspeople to demonstrate their skills – as well as ourselves there were Patchworkers, Ceramics, Woodturners, Weavers & Spinners, Stone Carvers and Calligraphers. There were also retail crafts stands and outside there was a craft area with Basketweaving and workshops in various crafts. It was hard work and felt like a fortnight rather than a week-end but it was thoroughly enjoyable. Looking forward to next year.