Yesterday was an exciting day as it was my very first time doing a market stall display at a local Art & Crafts indoor market. I shared the stall with my good friend Rita who was selling Egyptian jewellery and some of the clothes that she designed herself.
The market stall display was a bit of a special moment for me as it covered some of the crafts I was working on over the past 4 months, i.e. Moroccan & Japanese cushions along with the latest addition, the iPad mini covers. With only one hour to set up the whole thing and the likely prospect for a first-timer like me to end up faffing for ages, I decided not to take any chances and arranged a mock-up display at home the day before. My objective was to achieve a display without spending any money and I tried everything I could possibly lay my hands on at home in a bid to make it work. In fairness, I am indebted to quite a few people who gave me some sound advice and got involved at various stages to help me make this market stall display visually exciting. I particularly loved the idea of the tree branch which I used to hang my iPad mini covers; I thought this looked quite striking when combined with leaf fairy lights and added that all important height and texture variation to the overall display.
I will certainly carry on designing new handmade products and would love to work out a theme that gives that extra edge to my creations next time. But in the meantime, here are a few snaps of yesterday’s display before the market came alive a few minutes later!