Sunday, November 16, 2008

Craft Show Booth

I was in a craft show on Saturday in King of Prussia, PA. It took place at a school, so the book reports hanging behind my booth were not planned as my backdrop, but they were interesting to look at. I displayed my items and took some photos of my booth, which was 8 feet long by 2 feet deep.

Unfortunately, I was hoping for a cold snap in the weather to boost sales of my knitted items, but with the crazy Spring rainstorms and tornado watches on Saturday (11/15!!!), there were less customers than planned. Plus, with our economy the way it is, there were certainly less buyers.

I met lots of nice people, however, and learned about what customers were looking for. My neckwarmers are unique and although there were many knitters at this show who mainly knit scarves and baby clothing, I was happy to hear nice comments about my designs.

I met Durga Dingari from Inspiration Bead Works. She is a jewelry designer, beadwork artist, and knitting and crochet fiber artist from India. Please browse through her webpage. I also met Anna from Croatia, a lovely lady who sings in the church choir.

It was a lot of work, but certainly worth it.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Susan I was just about to call you and see how the show went, but I realized it was ten o'clock already. Your booth looks wonderful. We had a cold blustery day here. I think the temperature is really dropping right now. I love your neck warmers. I am not surprised that people were commenting. Have a good night, and I will call you tomorrow at lunch time.

Love, Karen

Tamara Jansen said...

Your stuff is beautiful and makes me think that I need to check on my winter gear.....if I still have any! My kids love to use it and lose it :)

Have a great day!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Craft fairs are so much work for the crafters. I hate to see bad weather come in when such dates are planned. Everything looks beautiful and I hope that the next time that you participate, the economy will have improved. Best wishes!

CC said...

Your things are just beautiful..and craft fairs are always so much fun. But as you say, sometimes the weather doesn't help us out.

CurtissAnn said...

I'm fascinated! You inspire me. I crocheted, some knitting, when in my late teens. Self-taught. Left it off mostly for over 30 years, and then, wham, the love of yarn and crochet has hit me again. Such lovely yarns we have today! Don't know if I will keep it up. We'll see. Thanks for your blog and inspiration.