Ok so in my last blog I was hoping to concentrate on completing projects and in some respects I was successful. However it was Spring and therefore the fresh Willow season! I ordered in a selection of different Willow varieties and spent a few weeks making lots of baskets. After a while the baskets were actually looking like I had planned that they would when I started – a great step forward.
I now have more baskets than I need for myself so decided it was time to make a greater effort to find some selling opportunities. I found a local Craft Fair advertised so with my friend Bridget we set up and had a great time catching up but sadly not many sales. Then recently I set up at Burwell Farmers’ Market (sadly no Bridget for this one) taking my spinning wheel as a useful icebreaker. I think that the crafts that I produce would be more popular to sell at events nearer to Christmas but I enjoyed the Farmers’ Market and will definitely be going back. One positive thing is that I have plenty of stock or to be frank my sales have only just covered the costs of the tables! I have met some lovely people, had lots of positive comments and thoroughly enjoyed chatting about my crafts and hopefully encouraged some to have a go themselves.
Back to the loom next, really looking forward to doing some weaving.