“The Northern Lights...”
For the past many weeks we have been working on a new project, new for us that is. It has been both stressful and exciting at the same time. Bringing everything together, that is, creating the new design (more about that later), making our goodies and packaging to sell, designing a display, designing and writing a brochure and finally packing it all to travel. This was the stressful bit.
We’ve been working towards displaying at a trade fair - we’ve never done one before so this is a whole new experience. We’re really looking forward to this, seeing the other displays, talking to the visitors – this is the exciting bit.
Our hope and expectation is to get experiece of displaying, discovering what the visitors are interested in and – of course – making some sales. And where did we go and what is it?
We displayed our new design at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) held at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate in North Yorkshire – hence “Northern” (see what we did there?) AND there we made the first public showing of our new design range - “Urban Lights” - hence “Lights” - see what we did again? We’re just crafting mad!) This trade fair has been held annually for 43 years and has around 8000 British artists, designers and makers registered with the show.