'Welcome to The British Craft Trade Fair' - the sign at the entrance to the main hall for BCTF, and indeed welcoming it was! Probably one of the most friendly trade fairs that I've done, and quite possibly due to it's size. Smaller than Top Drawer and Home & Gift, BCTF had a much more intimate feel and a more relaxed air about it, which I loved.
I set up the stand on Saturday afternoon, driving up from Gloucestershire in the morning and squeezing in a small coffee break en route.
We launched several new products at the fair (new aprons with pockets, lavender bundles (above) and smaller tea cosies, and got wonderful feedback from the people who stopped to chat and find out more about CMT.
One of the best things about the fair was getting to say hello to my lovely 'fair friends' and meeting new ones too, including Amy from Amos Denton Designs (her pretty ceramic work is above) and Lisa Durrant (wonderful screenprints), both who were staying in the same accommodation as me, and a big thank you to Amy for the delicious evening hot chocolates!