May saw me taking part in 2 design markets. i hadn't find a market since Christmas 2012 so i was both excited and nervous.
markets are a strange old thing. you can go to one and do fantastically and your products are well received and you sell loads...and then the next can be somewhat disheartening with people walking by and very few sales.
which is exactly how these two went!
Soho Flea Market was on bank holiday Sunday, outside down the whole of Dean Street. there were 14 bands playing and numerous food stalls amongst the 90 odd designers. it was AWESOME! such a good day ... got to meet up with Jo Clark (first met at Pulse and then won her competition full of wonderful prints!), Jimbob Art (i bought the cheese weasel plate for my friend for Xmas), Parasite Ceramics (an ex-fellow designer i spotted in We Make London), Lollipop Designs (been following for aaaages now, love the planners!)...amongst many other new found-and-fabulous designers.
Wimbledon Affordable Art & Design Fair was the following Saturday and was situated in the village hall...but alas, it just didn't seem like a day people were out for buying things, especially interior textiles. i did however FINALLY get to meet Anna Dent. she exhibited at Home this year but every time we went to each others stands we missed each other! also got to chat to kerry of Piccadelhi, Sophie Home (i so want one of her blankets!) and Joanna Layla. despite the not-so-great sales i had amazing feedback - lots of positive words about my colour palette and one comment being that my designs were 'spectacular'. which is always nice to hear! :)
no more markets or fairs booked at the moment - i need to concentrate on my new collection. it's always surprising how much time prep can take up for markets so for now i'm packing away and venturing to the woods...