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  1. Suzy Taylor
    Suzy Taylor June 28, 2010 at 8:18 am |

    I’m doing my first ever fair later this year and this Craft Fair Secrets series is so helpful. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks so much!

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  2. Deb
    Deb June 28, 2010 at 8:19 am |

    Brilliant tips, thank you. I’ve been careful to space my craft fairs out to one a month this year, because I was worried about having a sell-out day and then having nothing left to sell at the next fair if it was only the next week or something. I can realistically only make about 2 bags, 2 shells and 2 keyrings a week so obviously that’s not enough!

    I never thought about keeping some back, so that’s a great tip, thanks.

    I like the idea of the display book too – might try and get one together before my next fair.

    Thanks for this post, it’s great!

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  3. Jax
    Jax June 28, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    This is such a great series of posts, really useful, so is the checklist!
    Quernus had a digita photo frame at the Keighley Folksy Party which is another great idea!
    Can’t wait for the table displays next week!

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  4. joa jewellery
    joa jewellery June 28, 2010 at 10:43 am |

    Wonderful! I have 2 craft fairs lined up and I was in need of some advice.

    Thanks!

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  5. Victoria
    Victoria June 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    Great post, I’ve been grappling with the idea of having enough stock too! Looking forward to reading your next post about tables.

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  6. Clare's Creations
    Clare's Creations June 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    This was really helpful, thankyou x

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  7. Daisymooo
    Daisymooo June 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm |

    Hi. good advise, we’ve done 3 Craft Fayres so far and we normally put all our stock out on the table, and the table does look pretty crammed and i suppose people don’t really know were to look first, so in future we will be leaving some of the stock in the case. Looking forward to reading next weeks tips, Thanks very much xx

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  8. amyorangejuice
    amyorangejuice June 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm |

    LOVING this series! x

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  9. Lizzyanthus
    Lizzyanthus June 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

    Thanks. This is very helpful. I like the idea of the slideshow / presentation and catalogues. We normally use postcards with a selection of product images.

    The advise about holding back stock, so that it can be used to refresh the table layout throughout the fair, is ideal. Also, by including the stallholders’ concerns about this, it gives a very real perspective on shows and their preparation.

    We’ll definitely be checking this series again – in the run-up to our next show. Thanks again.

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  10. Konnie Kapow
    Konnie Kapow June 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    I agree that these articles are really helpful. I wish I had seen them before I started doing fairs as I barely slept the night before my first one!
    I did a fair a few months ago where I brought 5 or 6 of a brand new design to see how they went and sold out within the first hour. We had a real debate about whether to go home (not too far) and get more or would the cost of that outweigh what we would make?
    We didn’t go home for them but brought loads to the next fair and didn’t sell one! You just can’t tell!
    The seasonal advice really applies to card makers like me though, it can be a bit more difficult when you don’t have an ‘event’ or ‘season’ like mid summer though!
    Keep up the good work Folksy Folks!

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  12. FridayClub
    FridayClub October 7, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    Very useful, thank you – wish I’d bothered to find it a few weeks ago. Good idea of product book and I like the photo frame – will think about that. I guess there’s some that run on batteries now….

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  13. FridayClub
    FridayClub October 7, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    Very useful, thank you – wish I’d bothered to find it a few weeks ago. Good idea of product book and I like the photo frame – will think about that. I guess there’s some that run on batteries now….

    Reply

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