THERE was a common thread for many of the exhibitors at this year's craft convention in Tamworth.
While the crowd's were steady at the TRECC's Craft Alive expo this weekend, most of the stall-holders were aware the drought would curtail spending.
Mother-daughter duo Nicole Vesterholm and Shelby Bryon were urged to make the trek to Tamworth by their online shoppers.
It was a worthwhile endeavour for the Sydney-siders, but the roadtrip did highlight the extent of the drought in region.
The Tamworth woodturners remained popular throughout the weekend as well.
However, instructor Terry Weir said the group understood sales would be down with the current climatic conditions bearing down.