First up the Guild displays.
The Auckland Guild, of which I am a member, had this display.
stitching a triangle of fabric with just three colours? All the triangles were collated into this display. And do you know - I couldn't remember which one I had stitched. How bad is that? But there it is - top left. I looked it up when I got home.
The Horowhenua Guild from much further down the North Island had an intriguing display.
Coming back down to the Ground Floor, here is a sneak peek at the merchants mall.
Further around was a wood turner who had the most fascinating needlework tools. My father used to do wood turning and I was instantly transported back to his workshop and the smell of the wood shavings. My maternal grandfather had been in the sawmilling industry, going into the native forests to assess trees for logging. So it was quite a nostalgic journey looking through all the wares on display. I did succumb to temptation here and purchased this.
Then I bought fudge to bring home for the HD3QBEM and so ended a very happy outing.