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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.

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