Trade Secrets – Are you telling too much? A recent email conversation with a wonderful polymer clay artist, who specializes in making buttons, reminded me of something that I think many crafters fail to do. By our nature, crafters are a friendly bunch who like to help each other. But, how often have you found […]
I can’t believe it’s already been a year but one of the best events for fiber enthusiasts is just around the corner. The annual Southeaster Animal Fiber Fair is once again being held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center just outside of Asheville, NC. This year it is being held the weekend of October […]
Yes, it’s Tuesday and I missed posting on Saturday. Fall is one of the best times to live in the North Carolina mountains. Always looking for an excuse to have an adventure, our weekends have been filled with driving along the lesser-traveled byways of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee (we live 2 hours […]
After several posts that focus on marketing and building your websites, I thought it was time to return to a post about selling crafts. We recently went to an area craft fair and spoke to a number of the artisans who were showing their creations. One artisan that we spent a great deal of time […]
You’re at a week-end long craft fair. Some items are selling well, others not so well. You look at the items that are not selling and begin to second-guess your pricing and even the item itself. What should you do? The answer is a great big “It Depends”. Yeah, I know not very helpful.
Last post I talked about temptation leaders – those small-priced items made to draw smaller budgets and children (along with their parents) into your craft show booth. One key to temptation leaders is to know when to redefine their role in your inventory.