The Contemporary Craft Festival

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I have been very busy for the last month getting ready to exhibit at The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey. And I have spent the last week recovering from doing the show! It is quite a journey from Nottingham to Devon on the train with suitcases full of stock and display! It was a lovely show with amazing talent and fun workshops. We were lucky to have beautiful weather for the whole weekend!

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Devon

I had to think a lot about my display and how I could make it as light and easy to carry as possible while still trying to get as professional display as I can. As this is the furthest I have travelled  for a show this show really made me think about light weight solutions. My first solution was rather then carry my bulky polystyrene heads I used coat hangers to hang my scarves on the back wall which I feel worked quite well.

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Another light weight solution I came up with was to change my packaging. I was unable to bring lots of jewellery boxes as they took up too much room in my suitcase so I looked at using card envelopes which I branded with my logo. I think this works well as the clean simple design matches well with my jewellery.

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While preparing for The Contemporary Craft Festival I was also designing new products which had their first outing at the show. This included brand new clutch bags and coin purses. I have more that I am working in within this bag range so watch this space to see the whole new range!

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While looking around the show I was pleased to stumble upon Grafitti Grannys who I follow on facebook. They were there celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day by knitting in public!

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And I also loved the mosaic sheep which was in the children’s craft tent. Kids were able to help decorate Anto the sheep in Gaudi style Mosaic. Doesn’t he look great!

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Another highlight which everyone stopped to take photos of when entering the show was The Jolly Roger who create amazing life size models.

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