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    Hi all,

    I'm new here and I've had a little look around but I can't seem to find a thread about starting selling at craft fairs (if there is, please point me in the right direction!).

    I have a bunch of wire jewellery and abstract paintings that I've made and I'd like to start trying to sell at local craft fairs. I'm completely new to this so would love any help anyone could give me!

    Here's a couple of pics of what I've been making (these were just quick snaps and the rings are ones I've been wearing non-stop for over a year)

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    dit: There's a whole forum below this. Ignore me! ^_^
    Last edited by Fayne; 11-07-2017, 02:36 PM.

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    Firstly you will need both public and product liability insurance, any good organiser would not accept you without this in place. Register with the HMRC as self employed, some organisers ask for your UTR (Unique Tax Reference)A cloth that covers the side and front of the stall, no one wants to see your empty stock boxes. Props for the display. clear pricing labels these can be attached to the items or on tent cards in front of the item.

    You may find that you have to decide between jewellery or painting as not all events will accept both. I do textiles but also textile jewellery and cards so can get away with this as all part of a theme.

    Loads more info but all I can think of atm

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    • #3
      Hi Fayne welcome to the forum.

      Top right hand of this page is a search box. Type in How to start selling at Craft Fairs or something similar and you should get a raft of posts offering you lots of info.

      Mo.XX
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      • #4
        to the forum
        Lucy Blossom
        Shop and blog: http://www.lucyblossomcrafts.co.uk
        https://www.facebook.com/LucyBlossomCrafts

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        • #5
          Welcome to the forum.

          Linda

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          • #6
            I find events/craft fairs by searching on www.stallfinder.com.
            Daesul

            http://www.clairemanwani.com
            http://www.folksy.com/shops/clairemanwani
            http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ClaireManwaniPottery

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            • #7
              Good luck with your selling, some tips:

              find some local fairs and set up your stall the best you can, during the event you will see other stalls and learn from them don`t alter yours during the event, looks bad, don`t get disheartened if you don`t sell,l it happens we had a run of low sells then did really well last weekend, price your items at a fair price, get some cards made to hand out.
              Enjoy your day

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              • #8
                thinking of selling my knitting not sure how to can anyone help

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ellenwatson View Post
                  thinking of selling my knitting not sure how to can anyone help
                  This is an old post Ellen but some good points you can follow.

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