This season my hats made from woolly jumpers seem to be popular. My hand woven scarves and hand knitted hats using yarn that I spin are also selling. I have to make it clear at this point that I'm not talking big numbers but that doesn't detract from the sense of amazement I experience when I find another hat/scarf or brooch has been sold. That said the brooches, hair slides and key rings are moving more slowly - if at all. I must say I am surprised that I haven't sold more key rings but there you go. Perhaps they will be next years 'thing'.
As part of the group I do my fair share of being a sales assistant. It is a very interesting and enjoyable experience. Lots of visitors to the islands come into the exhibition with many spending quite some time having a good rummage. There are roughly 60 exhibitors and some lovely crafts. There has been a lot of positive feedback. I will post some photographs but you should visit the website to see more or if you are in Orkney take yourself along there. Possibly the face book page is best just now as there seems to be a few gremlins in the web site.
The Smithy on Shapinsay is also open with many local crafters contributing to the a lovely and varied display.
For your interest the following hats are my most recent creations. The first two are sold. The others are hot of the sewing machine and heading for the exhibition later on today along with two scarves.
I have needle felted a smaller third circle to the next hat
The next hat is a beret style.
They are all my favourites
I went to a talk on intellectual property and copyright for crafters the other night. More about that in the next post along with a more scarf theme.
Bye for now folks.