Saturday, August 13, 2005

My First Show!

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So, with 6 other ladies, I showed at the first (of many I hope) Unique Fashion Bonanza at the Khyber, here at in Halifax. I hope that we will have a site up soon, so you can all see the other talented people involved! If any of you fellow knitters can find an oppourtunity to do a show like this you MUST take advantage. I learnt so much about pricing and got invaluable feedback. On the 'value' side of things I made $150!! Honestly, I would have been happy with just the experience, but more honestly...$150!!! It was mainly due to my Flower Cloches at $25. Here's a lovely lady (who is a model in an upcoming knitting book?!?! not mine and I don't remember the name...)trying one on.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com3 more went to other girls in the show which I could kick myself for not getting shots of. Weird, b/c they're not what I thought would sell. I had made up lots of smaller things -pins, cozies etc. thinking people might have just stopped in and not be able to afford some of the other items but would feel like they were supporting the show by buying one of my $1 flower pins. Obviously I can't complain but I was v.surprised. We're having another show in November, and I think I'll do more hats, but also do some luxury scarves. People will pay for 'multi fibred' objects and they'd make great presents for xmas....should probably start that soon.

So the only downside to all this is that any personal knitting had to be put on the back burner (despite resorting to an S/19mm hook to finish the hats sooner). I have two submission pieces to finish up. Any advice on submitting to printed magazines? VKI, IK, even Family Circle?

Soundtrack: "Down at the Khyber", Joel Plaskett

1 comment:

Allena said...

that's awesome! those hats are cute!

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