I'm doing a craft fair on Sunday, and if I have time tomorrow, I'm going to put some felting packs/kits together. When I've sold on etsy, I've shown photos and added descriptions and then sent the fibres in labelled bags.
When I see some fibre kits on etsy, quite often it's 1 photo of a whole pile of fibres and they say things like 'fibres include: silk waste, bamboo, carrier rods, cotton etc, we'll select a variety in this colour scheme' and I get the impression a bunch of fibres upto a certain weight is stuffed in a bag and sent.
My question is, do you think people would be fine with a bag of mixed embellishment fibres without labels as part of the kit, or do you think they'd prefer everything labelled?
It's not going to be a huge amount, probably a handful or so altogether. It's a whole kit (mat, netting, template, wool, yarns, fabric scraps, fibre) so just a small part.
If it's just a part of a kit containing (list above) I'd be happy with just a small plastic bag labelled "embellishment". Especially if the kit is for beginners (it looks like it). If the kit contains materials only (for more advanced felters) I'd prefer everything labelled separately.
I should have known I was worrying/putting too much effort in for nothing. 1 person looked at the packs. If I ever have the energy to stand up long enough, I'll take photos of the packs and list them on etsy.
I did wonder about doing demos, if it was a busier place it'd probably be worth it, but it's an odd place, they do heritage tours at the same time and this time they had a choir, so there were periods of time where there were just 1 or 2 people strolling round. For an artisan fair it gets very few people willing to spend.
If I knew of better ones, I'd try them, but I think I'm done now, it's not worth the impact on my health working hard for weeks before, sitting there all day and coming home with £4, which wouldn't even cover the price of materials of sold items. At least no one was rude this time
It's such a tricky business, craft fairs. I've signed for three art&craft events this summer and two later in the year and feel a bit overwhelmed at the moment - mainly spending money on fees and stuff...