After a lot of conversations on various etsy teams, and discussions at fairs and events it becomes clear that a lot of my fellow british craftspeople who both design and make their own pieces are becoming more and more tired with going to fairs and events and being bombarded with bought in items,franchises and resellers instead of the advertised crafts. We also feel that we are considered strange by people because we actually make the items on our stalls ourselves.
We feel that people are somewhat used to going to craft fairs and instead of getting beautifully hand crafted items they are being shown items that you could get on any high street in britain,
To go with this discussion I have been busy this morning designing signs for my fellow makers to print out and display on their stands, on websites and even their online shops to explain that what is on offer has been made with their own fair hands.
What follows are some prototype designs that I will be asking opinions on from other makers so we can decide on a final few for our own use.
These images will be offered as a FREE download for people to make use of but I do ask you to only download and use them if you are selling 100% your own items on your stands
Image was made from a copyright free union flag image and edited and digitally aged by myself using computer software