Sunday, 14 June 2015
Artisan Market and stall props.
Spent most of the last week making stall props and sorting stock for the Artisan Market on Saturday.
Wanted to have something at the back of my stall, I do have a large trellis section already but these are getting so heavy and find hard to carry very far. Came up with the idea of covering 4 canvases with batting and fabric, backing with a taupe sheeting, hinging together and making 2 lightweight backing boards. Very happy with how they look and handy to drape things over.
My new shelves also arrived, again been looking for some small shelves, kept looking at wood but never found what I wanted then spied these Gisella Graham ones, expensive but perfect and easy to carry. The fit in the bag I made for the canvases. Think they highlight my clutch bags perfectly. sorry about the photo think I had the camera on close up and forgot to change, just typical of me.
The Artisan market was very quiet, on every month but this year only going 4 times and think may miss June next year. They like to change the stalls around so you are never in the same place twice, keeps returning customers walking round to give all stallholders a fair crack at the whip, so to speak. Not sure I have the stamina to go every month and think can make customers complacent if they see the same stalls over and over again. I also try to alter what I take so not the same thing, have my iPad with me so they can look at my full site if they want.
More for my Sewing Room collection, only had a small amount of this fabric, must have been an eighth as only managed to make the scissor keeper, pin cushion and a needle case. Plan to sell these as a set
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Have a good week a dodge the rain showers if possible.