Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Towersey Festival 2015- The Craft Fair

A week ago I returned from a very successful Towersey Festival where I had a stall in the craft fair. This was my first experience of having a stall for longer than a day, I had an absolutely fabulous time and have learnt a lot from it.

Towersey is a 4 day music festival set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. I have been attending the festival for a long time and so I am familiar with the way it works. This in part was a reason I chose it to break my 'weekend stall virginity'.  I have thought about having a stall in the craft fair for the last few years and this year I took the plunge.

Me manning my stall. Photo courtesy of Corrie Berry of Plutonium Muffins. My wonderful craft fair neighbour. 

I enjoyed spending my day in the midst of the festival, chatting to the campers as they walked around enjoying the music, soaking up the atmosphere and sampling the wide selection of ales.

I will definitely consider doing more weekend craft fairs in the future as a result of my experience at Towersey. I enjoyed talking to and getting to know the other traders. They are wonderful crafters and inspirational business people, who gave great advice and it was nice to have other crafters to bounce ideas off of. Many of them had been around the festival circuit and this is something I may look into for next year. I will definitely consider doing more craft fairs over Christmas and into 2016 as a way of continuing to expand the business since opening my Etsy shop in April.

Since returning from Towersey I have added my hoop art and brooches to my Etsy shop and looking to add prints of my work in the future. You can visit my Etsy shop here and keep up to date with my progress by visiting my Facebook page here.

I'm hoping to return again next year. Until then I will keep you posted.


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