Nothing less than world pomination will do
There is a ripple of excitement flowing through Handmade Fair HQ. Not only are tickets for the fair due to go on general release on June 5th but the team, headed by Kirstie Allsopp, have decided to go for a Guinness World Record at the event in the grounds of the historic Hampton Court Palace.
The plan is to break the record for the number of pompoms laid end to end. We all know how much Kirstie loves her pompoms but she can’t possibly make them all herself. So she is calling on the great British public to help her achieve #worldpomination. Simply make 3 pompoms, tie them together and attach your name, then drop it off at your local Hobbycraft store or bring them to the Fair this September. Hobbycraft stores across the country will also be holding pomination workshops during half term and the summer holidays for children to join in the fun.
The Handmade Fair is on from 19th-21st September where you can see all the pompoms collected together and witness the world record being broken live!
Quote from Kirstie
“This is an event that has learning and making at it’s core. It’s a celebration of all kinds of skills; from sewing to knitting, sugarcraft to crocheting, papercrafts, upcycling, and,of course, pompom making. With tents full of talented designer makers, workshops and dream speakers this is an unmissable weekend for anyone who’s ever wanted to have a go.”
Tickets will be available to buy at www.thehandmadefair.com from 5th June and will cost £29. This includes entry to the event, a workshop, participation in a grand make and a chance to hear an amazing speaker of your choice. There are a limited number of VIP tickets at £95 which additionally include afternoon tea with Kirstie and fellow VIP guests, access to the VIP lounge, a glass of Champagne and an exclusive gift bag worth £40.
Tickets will sell fast so put 5th June in your diary.
Notes to Editors
Kirstie Allsopp lives between London and Devon with her partner Ben Andersen, two sons and two stepsons. Best known for presenting C4’s hugely successful craft series; Kirstie’s Homemade Home; Kirstie’s Handmade Britain; Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas; Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas; Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas; Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free; and long-running property series Location, Location, Location. She has invigorated the world of crafting, inspiring us to dig out forgotten treasures and with a bit of imagination, create something new and beautiful for our homes. Kirstie has also written the books; Kirstie’s Homemade Home; Craft; Kirstie’s Vintage Home; and Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas.
Kirstie gives a great deal of time to various charities but her main focus is promoting the work of HomeStartUK, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities and Keep Britain Tidy. All of these charities encourage people to take back control of their lives, their homes, their streets and their communities.
Kirstie is allergic to unplumped cushions & tinsel free trees.
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