My deep Thanks go out to Hackney Ventures and Hannah Edy of Big Love Gallery for inviting me to share a table with her at the Festive Feast Indoor Xmas Market, held on the 15th & 16th December at Stoke Newington Town Hall, London N16
As it was my very first attempt to physically sell some of my smaller furniture items and soft furnishings I had nothing to compare it to. So I was totally overwhelmed with the response , and sales of some of my cushions on the first day, as well as selling one of my footstools on the second day. It was a great opportunity to connect with potential customers, give away loads of business cards & flyers and take some enquiries, which I hope may return to me in the new year to use my upholstery service.
For me, That event was the manifestation of a long held wish to be able to sell my work, which was a big wake-up call to me, as this time last year I had been working part-time as a market stall porter
@ Spitalfields outdoor market. The whole week was also an opportunity to come across a space in south London where, Thanks to Hannah, I may be able to finally rediscover and apply my printed textile capabilities.
Many thanks to all my friends who showed up on either of the 2 days to lend me their support.