We didn't do any of the free 15 minute workshops this year but did 2 workshops lasting 45 minutes with a lovely lady from FINDINGBEADS4U. They cost £2 each but were well worth it for the handbag charm and bungee bracelet we both made.The metal charms on each are on lobster clasps so can be removed if not required.
The fair was very quiet this year, we got there about 15 minutes after opening and the place was virtually empty! It was so nice though to be able to wander round without getting squashed and lovely to sit down for a couple of hours for the workshops.
I managed to spend a bit of money, of course, but mainly on items which were already on my shopping list.