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  • Craft fairs and chairs

    Is this a silly question????

    When you book a table. Does that table come with a chair? Or do you bring your own?
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    Chairs are always supplied, well at least at all of the Fayres I have attended anyway.
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    • #3
      lol, not as silly as you think.

      I've done 2 events where no chairs were provide, so best to check or keep a fold up canvas chair in the car if possible
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      • #4
        Not a silly question at all! Most do but some don't so I'd check. Like Beckyboo I chuck a folding chair in the car boot. You don't want to be on your feet for hours on end!
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        • #5
          he he. better check then! So, do you take some work to do while your there? It must be nice for people to actually see you doing something. And if you are doing some work...... do you take a wee fold away table too God, my car is tiny!!!
          Snowf1975

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          • #6
            Hi ..I take a 2 foot by 3 foot folding table with me. after checking that its ok. so I can use it as extra space for demo's I take all my kit. and usually end up making something for someone there and then. you will get customers who are looking for a particular style / colour / size. I get my beads out and let them pick what they want and the style they want and make it to fit.
            The added extra. most places dont charge extra rent for it. because I am in effect doing a demo. hehe. and the customer goes away with exactly what she wanted. I have had repeat business from doing it.

            sorry I rambled a bit didnt I. hope I helped.....
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            • #7
              What a good idea! Where did you get such a small folding table from? I say some folding tray tables in argos that might do the job but i think they are a bit smaller than yours....
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              • #8
                The only event I have not had a chair was an outside summer fete, and I had to take my own table as well. Most events held in a hall have chairs available if not already put out.
                I find making stuff at the event is a good idea, it gives you something to do if it's quiet and re-enforces the fact that you make the jewellery yourself. I tend to make wire rings and pendants etc. which I don't take a table for at the fairs, as I only need a small space for my pliers at the back of the stall.
                One of those small fold-up 'TV tables' would be useful if you needed extra space for making behind your table.

                Melanie

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                • #9
                  Wilkos have fab little folding tables , can't remember how much but I have one so must have been cheap,lol
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                  • #10
                    I always thought chairs were supplied even when you have to take your own table, that is until a few weeks ago when my parents had a stall at a farmers market/craft fair. They had been told to take their own table but nothing was said about chairs. When they arrived there were no chairs, luckily they had put a couple in the back of their car.

                    So from now on I will ask if tables (and chairs) are provided!!!

                    If you have "The Range" near you they do rubber wood tv tables for around £8.00, or try a camping supplies shop, they do all sorts of camping tables that fold.
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                    • #11
                      I always take a folding ironing stool which I think is better than a chair as you're on the customer's eye level. You don't have to stand up to speak to them, which I think puts some people off. If you're busy working, it's difficult to make eye contact with customers. I sometimes take pieces that need filing as I can do this whilst keeping an eye on customers. Also, you have to be watching your stock as it's very nickable.
                      Best wishes
                      Carole

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                      • #12
                        One question how do you keep and eye on the stock while engaging with a customer and or making things?

                        Would putting up a sign like "All shoplifters will be prosecuted on leaving hospital" be a bit over the top!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by beckyboo View Post
                          Wilkos have fab little folding tables , can't remember how much but I have one so must have been cheap,lol
                          Whats Wilkos???
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                          • #14
                            Anywhere that a table has been included in the price I've always got a chair too. I've seen some booking forms that have a price for the table/pitch and then a list of extras you can have that include chairs, electricity, etc. If you have to provide a table you would usually have to provide a chair too.

                            I got a folding table from the Range. I take it if I'm doing demo's (often it's wet felting so I need it to be separate from the main table so stuff doesn't get wet) and sometimes take it to put bags on if I'm taking lots of bulky stock (e.g. baby fair).
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                            • #15
                              Wilco's is short for Wilkinsons. They have quite a few stores in the midlands and the south west now. They sell pretty much everything for the home from cosmetics and clothes to wallpaper and ornaments.

                              Melanie

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