On Saturday I had a much needed day out on my own and headed to the Minerva Crafts Meet Up day. Minerva Crafts is based in Darwen, Lancashire and it's huge!! They sponsor my blog and I've ordered online but this is the first time I actually visited the craft centre and I was surprised at how big it is. Stocked with everything a crafter could need for all different types of crafts. 

Of course I found myself in the newly created 'quilters corner' - ok I made that up but it's a neat corner near the front of the shop with gorgeous fabric and notions for quilting. They created this cool wall of cubby holes for fat quarters!

It was fun wandering around and just taking everything in. I love clover notions and found these fun trimmings - lace, pom poms and spikes!!

There was every kind of thread, a great selection of perle and I just captured the fun neon embroidery threads. They stock way more than I took pictures of; lots of knitting, crochet and paper crafts too! It was hard to photograph but there are bolts and bolts of loads of different kinds of fabrics. On the day there was a competition for people to wear their hand made garments and we were given a free tote bag with stickers in to stick on our favourite makes!

There was lots of demonstrations going on - button covering, dress making, quilting and bags to name a few. I do love those decorative zips.

If you're ever in that neck of the woods it is definitely worth a visit and you probably could spend all day there easily! It was a lot of fun and the shop is extremely welcoming, a family run business with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

If you can't visit in person then definitely take a look at the website and at the moment they are having a sale with 20% off selected fabric!

This was the first time they've run this event but it was so well organised and it was really busy so I do hope they make it an annual meet up!