Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Artisan Market

My table at Discovery World.

The view from my table. I'm across from the museum gift shop and the theater where the "Tesla Lives" show happens.

A "doo-dad" from Lace-Lovin' Librarian Diane, which I embellished with tatting.
Good sales of tatted jewelry items, and a lot of interest, too. Some folks stopped to watch and ask questions, or reminisce about someone they had known who tatted. The children (and adults!) love to watch a one-ring butterfly being made!

13 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That looks like a wonderful place to sit for the day! I love what you've done with the doodad. Somehow I knew you'd come up with something very special!

StringyDogs said...

Pretty tatting and choice of colors! I love the doo dad. And, glad your sales went well. I thing will Christmas coming, people are more in the mood to buy.

Karen said...

Very attractive table with great location. It is not a surprise that jewelry sales are going well. You create lovely pieces and have displayed them so well. Karen in OR

Jane McLellan said...

So well displayed! I'm going to a Christmas market next weekend, but my display will not be up to your standard. Great that you had good sales and interest.

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely table, well done on a good day. I lost my table at my usual market because I am ill and could not do two months, not a happy bunny about it, but I have got a Christmas fair now on Saturday and another one the following Wednesday . Well done on your sales. It's amazing how many people remember an old aunt or nan tatting,
Margaret

Lelia said...

Stunning table set up. Hope you enjoyed your days there! And the tatting, I'm gobsmacked ; )

Suztats said...

Perfect spot for your table! So glad you had a good response to your jewelry (and why not--it's wonderful!)

Jeannie said...

Your table set up is so attractive and inviting! So glad you did well. I love what you did with the doo-dad, it is so pretty!!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Ditto to all comments! Great location and atmosphere! Your jewelry is the best and showcases all the latest techniques and designs. Love this 'oval' design around the square doo-dad.

We had a great time at our 1-day event on Saturday. Lots of visitors, and sales were better than we expected. Lots of interest in our work and displays!
The 1829 mansion is becoming more and more popular, which is wonderful since it was almost razed back in the 1970s. It has been brought back to life by many dedicated volunteers.

God's Kid said...

A very awesome display!!! :)
I love the design of the tatting on the "doodad"!!! :)

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks so much, everyone, it was fun, but I have to admit that I'm glad to be done doing shows for this year. All that packing and toting wears me out :)

Kathy N., your event sounds like it was wonderful. I wish we lived closer!

Stacey Roberts said...

I'm also self taught, but still very much a novice. The one thing I can't find the answer to is how to start a new round or row. I'd appreciate any help I could get!
Thx, Steele

Marilee Rockley said...

The traditional way to start a new round or row, is to cut the thread after finishing a round and tie the ends. (Known as the "cut and tie" method.) The ends can be sewn in now, or later. Then, wind more thread onto your shuttle and start the next round. Join to the previous round wherever the pattern says to join.

It's possible to avoid cutting the thread between rounds by using advanced techniques like split ring and split chain to climb out to the next round. More info on that is on Georgia Seitz' website: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/av3/valeiresquare.html