There is a good fibre festival close to me this weekend in Almonte Ontario. I didn't get a chance to take any pictures but I will tomorrow morning before it opens and then blog about it when I get home.
Ok the easiest thing to do is post the link to the set on my flicker account Almont Fibrefest Photos It was a really ugly venue. It's a hockey rink. We were inside the boards and all the beaten up boards, advertisements, pipes and electricals were visible. I did not say high end hand made fiber it said cheap crafts sale. It used to be is 3 nice buildings. It has grown to big. I guess they want more vendors(money) rather then saying we have so many spaces and that's it. I will give it a try again next year but if the sales are the same it will be my last. It's to bad because it was a very good sale in the past.
Not very good marketing for sure. However, the individual displays weren't bad. It's a shame to spend the money and time for little result. Hopefully, the organizers will get smart for next year. I have a friend who sells her jewelry at art fairs held in college gyms, but they are very well attended and heavily advertised both by the fair organizers and the individual vendors. She sends out postcard reminders with all her local shows with an admission discount offer. There are a lot of ways the organizers can compensate for the venue' but I agree with Lyn Cheap Craft Sale isn't one of them.
I don't know Lyn. You would think running a museum they would know the importance of how things are presented. In the city they rent out the big hockey rinks but they put up curtains to hide All the ugly stuff. This is a small town so they probably don't have anything like that.
The button sellers surprised me. Their displays were mostly cheap and junky. The buttons were sewn onto large cards. That was ok but the cards were just in a big jumbled mess on the tables. There were cards with $2 buttons and one with $25 buttons all mixed together with no order to them or really any care to how they were treated. It would have been very hard to find that special button for a special project. There were bins of cheap buttons to rummage through which was ok, they looked neater than the more expensive ones. It looked more like a flea market or jumble sale. Some had a small section of nice display but not much. I would love to have one of them as a neighbour though, when I need to find buttons for the cuffs. I love buttons. I loved rummaging through my moms button box when I was a kid.
Thank you for the spelling of whine Ruth, neither Google or I could figure out how to spell it. I want to send an email to the museum about it but am not sure how to word it so they don't get offended about it. It has ben a good show in the past. I would like to find some more places to sell in the fall and prechristmas time. I think I am going to have to join more groups. There is one I would like to go check out called Out of the Box.