Thursday, August 9, 2012

Looking for New Homes for Towels

Now that I have woven a LOT of towels, it was time to find homes for some of them.  Last Sunday I participated in a local craft fair.  I shared a booth with a weaver friend. 

It turned out to be a good day, although no baby blankets got sold.  The day was hot and the old stone building where it was held got really warm - so people's minds were not on warm textiles.  Only one scarf sold.

But it was a good opportunity to hear what people were looking for.  Surprisingly two people asked about table runners.  I am sure that if I had tables runners, they wouldn't have been right for these people.  I can just imaging the inventory that would have to be tied up to create a selection of runners.

There was a good reaction to all of the colors, even from people who didn't buy any.  Some were surprised that the towels were handwoven.  I took it as a complement - although they might be wondering why anyone would spend the time.

It was a fun day.


Beryl Moody said...

I'm sure that your towels will find homes before Christmas time. They are just too nice to not be a hot item once the gift giving season comes along.

Jewels said...

Well I would have bought something :>

Ingrid said...

Julie, I have to figure out a way to get you out here - then you could have your pick. :-)