Say Hello to…Trish Palmer

Tell us/ remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

I  taught Textiles at the local secondary school and introduced knitting, patchwork, embroidery, tie/dye and many of the older crafts back into the lessons. After 32 years I took early retirement and now have the time to experiment using the older crafts with a modern touch – its fun!

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I have always made craft items. I enjoy embroidery and love to embellish with beads and ribbons. My daughter wore homemade clothes as well as hand knitted woollies and of course soft toys.

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

My knitted Cacti continue to be very popular because they look so vicious but are soft, safe and never die. Super Star peg dolls sell well. They are all modeled on Lady Gaga so are very different, full of character and style.


What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Its keeps me out of trouble! The difference between each Cacti or Peg Doll as it is finished still amazes me and I am always pleased with each individual look. Looking at different craft items and then trying my own version still gives me a kick!


Will you have some special spring time Easter creations for sale?

Easter Cacti, Peg doll kits for those who cannot or should not have chocolate and some hand painted Easter cards for those who prefer them without bunnies and lambs.

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

No. I only trade at the Fairy Tale Fairs


What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

I think I have been lucky and achieved my ambitions to teach but I would not say No to losing some weight and being fitter.

Describe what Easter means to you in 5 words or less:

Fresh start, best foot forward.

You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?

The Fairy Tale Fairs are so friendly, so well organized it’s always a delight to take part.


Any other comments you wish to make:

Looking forward to the day and meeting more craft minded people.


The Countdown Has Begun!

The Fairy Tale Fair BrightonApril 12th, 2014
The Fairy Tale Fair has arrived in Brighton!
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