In the Bay
came about from her friend, the late DebsWillett.
”She gave me a piece of grey flannel wool and said I could make it into a pencil skirt, so now I’m on a promise to make that skirt.”
People buying up fabric has not hindered by time or the availability of cheap clothing, Beth says.
”It’s part of a new trend of upcycling and recycling and valuing what you have instead of throwing it away ... make it go another round.”
She’d like to encourage young people, and those into cosplay or steampunk to come to the market.
”You can pick up fabric for not much money as well as pick up retro patterns, explore new shapes and designs and very often they can talk to the experts behind the tables, they know their stuff.”
There are still display tables available. Call Beth on 07 552 5707 to book.
On the day, the PurpleHat Ladies offer ”tea and tiny cakes”, and Beth would like to acknowledge the support of Kathryn Vickers, who organises the front-of-house workers on the day, and the help of the Bethlehem/Te Puna Lions.