Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Patchings Art Festival 2013 - during the event

Slightly later than promised... 
...but better late than never, here are some pictures of my stall set-up during 
Patchings Art Festival 2013!

As you can probably tell from the 'before' photos (see my previous blog post!) 
you are given a very generous pitch in which to set up your stall. 
In the end, I think I ended up with a spot approximately 8ft x 10ft - which could have seemed 
quite daunting, given the small size of things that I sell...

However, I had agreed to demonstrate while I was there, and having my second work table 
and all my equipment certainly helped to fill up the space nicely!

I had also decided that I wanted to offer customers the opportunity to have a go at 
designing their own customised take-away felt brooch kit.

 This pic 'n' mix approach was a hit with the customers...
 and if you include pre-made as well as take-away, then kits were the definite best seller! 

I am hoping to be able to refine this idea so that I am able to offer this service at all future craft fairs, but in the meantime, if you are desperate to have a go at some DIY crafting, you can still

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Patchings Art Festival 2013 - before the event!

Packing for a craft fair can be difficult at the best of times - but what happens when the fair is four days long... and you're demonstrating too?

Well this weekend I will be taking made by lolly folded felt accessories to their first four day event, so I guess I'm about to find out!

I'll be exhibiting, and demonstrating in the craft tent at Patchings Art Festival in Calverton (near Nottingham) between 6th - 9th June 2013. As it's my first event of this length, I thought it might be fun to share some behind-the-scenes photos of my planning and preparation!

Packing the car. The impossible task...
Apparently, it turns out that you CAN fit the entire contents of my workroom, all my stock 
and some extra display equipment into a very small car and safely make it over the border 
from South Yorkshire into Nottinghamshire!

Made it! All unpacked at Patchings
Putting the tables together...
Tablecloth on, bunting up. We're slowly getting there!
Almost there...
A sneak peek at my 'make-your-own' brooch kit bar
I can't wait to see what it looks like once all the stock is out on show!

I do hope you'll pop back tomorrow to see the photos of the finished stall display...

...until then, 

Laura x
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