Saturday, October 31, 2009
Left hand side of booth
Right hand side of booth
These pictures aren't great - they were taken with my Blackberry, and the light coming from behind is kind of washing things out. Not to mention the reflection from my mirror.
The set up is U shaped with the scarf rack in the middle of the mouth of the U so that traffic can flow into and around the booth.
We always use our own lighting when ever possible - even in a room such as this with natural light, you can't always count on good light. For instance today was sporadically cloudy, with two major storms that gusted through. For an hour or so each time, the light was very poor and if we hadn't had our own lights, our booth would have looked very dim and gloomy.
In terms of display, the chenille scarves were front and centre - just because they feel so luxurious! :) Hopefully they will elicit interest and invite people to go further into the booth to feel the rest of the textiles.
The right hand wing had the soy protein and tencel scarves, which led into the bamboo and tencel scarves and shawl. Only had one shawl ready, unfortunately, but should have another half dozen for Studio Fair next weekend. They're ready to be wet finished. I should be able to do that and get them pressed before Thursday set up.
Then came the table and kitchen textiles. If I'd had a better selection of placemats I could have sold more, but only had the dregs left over from the other shows earlier.
On the left wing are the throws and then some hand dyed yarns.
Was really glad I brought the yarns because quite a bit of it sold. :)
While I wasn't totally happy with the layout, it did well enough for today. I'll re-merchandize tomorrow morning when I'm feeling fresher. Since we got up at 5:15 and my bp was high I wasn't feeling great. (It came down and was fine by lunch.) Hopefully after a better night's sleep I'll feel more creative in the morning.
The nature of this (and next week's fair as well) is that people will generally walk the entire fair before making any major purchases. So it was nice to have the yarn because that is what sold in the morning. Scarves started selling while I was home for lunch, and then sold sporadically for the rest of the afternoon along with some mats, a throw, a couple of table runners and - more yarn.
So all in all, a respectable start. While one always hopes for more, some is better than none. And there is always tomorrow (thank you Mz Scarlett!)