Saturday, November 08, 2008

Kirby Show Report

This weekend was the big weekend long craft show that I attended for the first time in 4 years. The last couple of times that I sold at this show I was with a group of people and this year it was the same. The group that I was with was the Fiber Arts Network (formerly the Fredericton Designer Weavers). There were 4 of us that had work in the booth and we had a lot of help from a fifth member, Sarah. She came by and hung out and helped sell, spelled us when we needed to have a break, go to the bathroom, or (I'll admit it) go shopping in the craft sale.

Here is one view of our booth. The silk scarves to the right of the picture are mine. Most of the caplets and ponchos in the back are Karen's.

Here is another view of the portion of the scarf section of the booth. Along with the origami cranes and reindeer. Decapitated bear heads are in the next booth. Click on the picture for a closer view.
The wall of "hot" colours. This wall has drawn more people into the booth than any other has, I have noticed that there is something about red and orange that really captures peoples attention. Few actually buy red or orange, but many are attracted to it and then settle on a "safer" choice.

Mostly my scarves. Hand spun to the right, hand dyes to the left. Hand spun and hand dyed yarns in the basket in the middle.
As far as sales have gone, it has been a pretty good weekend. I have told a lot of people about my little market and a lot of people about the craft sale that I help organize in December. I feel that my time has not been wasted and I hope to draw a few more people to the other places that I sell.

Because in the end, I do weave to sell, so that I can support my yarn habit :-)


mira's papa said...

Your booth looks fantastic. Anyone who doesn't just love your work is not worthy. I'm so proud of you and the work you create. Month after month I watch you turn rather bland looking wads of fibre into the most beautiful looking scarves and shawls. I just can't see how you can know what to do with it to get it to turn out the way it does. For an engineer it all seems like guesswork, and in my discipline that's something we can't engage in. But somehow you seem to know pretty well how it will turn out. Your artist's mind is able to see it, and my engineer's mind won't. I love you for a hundred other reasons, but I very much admire you for your outstanding talent. You are the goddess, and the goddess of yarn.

Teyani said...

what a beautiful booth you had! I would have been tempted by your woven scarves for sure!

TadMack said...

Really great booth layout; the bright jewel tones are gorgeous in the scarves, and how smart of you to have a mirror.

Valerie said...

Great photo's of your booth! I hope it was almost empty by the end of the sale!

ICQB said...

I wish I lived closer - would've loved to stop by.