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What do you buy at craft fairs/ art shows?

Old 05-07-2019, 04:00 AM
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Default What do you buy at craft fairs/ art shows?

I buy the crocheted nylon "scrubbies"

Other than those, I am mostly a looker.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:26 AM
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Food. I love to look, but I always buy food.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:53 AM
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Too much of what iI don't need!.........
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:42 AM
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I don’t buy too much. I always think “oh I can make that.” But sometimes I’ll buy gifts for people like jewelry or a knitted scarf.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:35 AM
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Default For those that do art/craft fairs - a question -

I know that those that sell want people to buy -

But for those that don't buy -

How do you feel when they look over your items carefully - knowing that they are either evaluating your workmanship or trying to figure out how to copy the item ?

Do you mind?

Do you want to slap their fingers?

Are you pleased that they are interested enough to look?

(For example, I am intrigued by the harnesses that people make for dogs. I do not have a dog - but I do find it interesting to try to figure out how they are made.)
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:43 AM
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I don't do craft sales but if I did it wouldn't bother me if people that didn't buy any of my items looked them over carefully. Because I love to sew so much it is my belief that "everyone" should want & be able to sew. So if they want to try & copy what I have made...good for them. Of course I would rather them buy mine than make them themselves.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:56 AM
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I sell a lot and I do not mind if someone wants to check my items. People ask how long it takes to make some things--I really don't keep track. I like to hear their comments whether they buy or not but like them to buy ! Sometimes they might suggest that I make certain items which I might consider. Almost always pleasant experiences when dealing with the public. Please no children with sticky hands or drinks !
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:18 AM
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Sometimes people who are looking carefully are about ready to call their friends to maybe buy the item. I've done that.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:18 PM
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Not been to a craft show for long time. I used to go mostly to see “what’s new”.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:32 PM
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In earlier times, I loved to go to craft shows. I both looked (to figure out how they made the item) and bought items that were unusual. Quilting makes me appreciate the time and energy put into each project...these days, I go for inspiration...and appreciation of what others are doing.
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