This weekend I spent three days exhibiting at a craft fair at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. Eden Court is just along the road from my home and studio, so is the most convenient craft fair that I do.
I had products from across our range - small velcro-closing purses through to large wallhangings, Christmas decorations and scarves.
Visitors to the fair got a sneak preview of our new product - the "Hebridean Hood". Details will be available on the website in the new year. It received a lot of favourable comments and several people tried it on.
The red scarf you see in the foreground of this photograph was another hit. This is a new design in our range of flared-ends scarves - "Celtic Flame". I will need to make another similar scarf because I only made this last week and didn't have a chance to photograph it. I was particularly pleased with this one, so I do want to feature it on the website.
The large wallhangings received a lot of interest and the green/gold one you can see to the right of the mannequin sold half way through the fair.
As might be expected for an event billed as a Christmas Craft Fair, the Christmas decorations were popular with Tartan Hearts being bought to be sent as presents to destinations around the world and Shetland Angels flying out of the hall.
I have to spend the next few days making more hats and scarves to fill orders for shops and then it will be another round of packing up and setting up my stall at the next event - the Victorian Craft Fair at Brodie Castle.
Monday, 22 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
I will have a stall at three craft fairs over the next few weeks. At these we will have all our usual things plus a few extras - hats & scarves, bags & purses, cushions & wallhangings, wraps, Christmas decorations plus some other bits and pieces.
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November - Bishop's Palace at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
This event is organised by Exclusively Highlands and features all sorts of quality crafts from local makers. On the Friday it is open from 3pm till 9pm and on Saturday & Sunday it is 10am till 5pm, so plenty of time to browse around all the stalls and do some serious Christmas shopping.
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November - Brodie Castle, near Forres
Another Exclusively Highlands event run in conjunction with the National Trust for Scotland, the fair is from 10 till 4 on each of the three days. Stalls will be spread around throughout the castle and I believe some will be in a heated marquee opening onto the library.
Wednesday 1st December - Stirling Castle
This event is organised by Historic Scotland and as well as having things for sale I will be demonstrating my Celtic embroidery technique. The fair is open 5.30 to 8.30pm and the entry fee includes entry to the castle itself.
If you can't make it to any of these events, use our on-line shop where you can find our entire range. There is still plenty of time to choose what you want and have it made in your choice of colour and design.
Posted by Ruth Black at 19:36