I love doing craft markets, fairs and fetes and so on because it gives me the opportunity to talk with like-minded people about the things that really interest me. I have done a lot of plant stalls where I also sell my greetings cards, but last week I went to a Makers’ Market at the Parish Church in the nearby town of Fakenham.
My stall was predominately made up my artwork, but with spring flowering plants also included to add an extra dimension and to enhance the display.
I love designing a stall and was so pleased to receive several comments on how pretty it looked – great when that’s the look I was going for. There are so many interesting people who stop by to talk, I wonder if they realise how much this means to stallholders. I know it is difficult not to feel that you have to buy something when you stop, but it can also be of great help. Other people will often feel more comfortable stopping at a stall if there is someone there already and they may buy something!
It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile morning, the organisers were very welcoming, the other stallholders really friendly and the range of crafts diverse and high quality. To anyone who is nervous about attending a market I would definately say ‘Have a Go!’