For some weeks now I've known an exciting piece of news…
I'm exhibiting at Unravel 2013!!
Unravel is a small festival happening the last weekend of February in Farnham, a town in (I believe) Surrey. I say I believe because both the Sussexes and Surrey merge in twisty windy ways and I'm caught in between. I'm not good at geography of British counties.
Part of the preparations for this event has been evaluating my samples, see which are the favorites of my audiences, what state they're in, which patterns I'd like to boost and all sorts of thinking stuff.
When you stop and realize that I have a catalogue of 48 designs (with 2 more joining in later this month!!) out of which 30 are self-published and several others have had the rights revert back to me…. That's a lot of patterns, and samples.
My booth has already been designed in my head, and I only have a limited amount of space (2m by 2m, or in imperial terms 78″ by 78″). Part of it will have a table, where my trusty assistant will be at, giving you patterns and taking your pennies. He will also gladly accept treats and coffee. (He's my husband, be nice)
The table will hold my sock display as well as some pattern information sheet so you can see yardage and all that before you purchase.
There will be a rack with garments, a shawl display, some surprises…
It's all good until I stop and think – how much stock of each pattern should I bring? Are my guesses of patterns people want to see correct??
In my head, a garment like Caramel should have a huge following…. However it lags behind the super popular Moore (which became an unexpected overnight success).
All in all, I'm torn. I love ALL my patterns but YOU prefer some more than others and this type of shows are all about you! I need your help!
If you were to meet me at a show, which samples would you like to see displayed? Are you more likely to buy garment or accessory patterns? Do you like seeing exclusive releases happening at the show?