This is just a quick post to tell everyone what a great time I had at my first craft fair last weekend.
It was the 3rd Observatorio Cultural. This is a group of artists and crafters using a public space to show and sell their work. The idea is to only sell and display work made by the participants, and not “imported” crafts from other areas. (Some of the craft fairs here in La Serena sell a lot of imported stuff that is lowering the definition of crafts).
This Encuentro tries to demonstrate the value of hand made objects. We do this during the two days by giving free classes and showing how our products are made.
That is why I went with my wheel and spent a lot of time spinning!
There was a lot of lovely people and crafts, and a great atmosphere.
Many people stopped to ask about spinning and told me stories of their mothers or grandmothers spinning with drop spindles. I think my hand spinning generated a lot of nostalgia.
I didn’t plan on selling much, (I didn’t have much), but was pleasantly surprised when I did sell some of my woven articles.
There are a lot more photos and videos on the organiser’s facebook page, Creatif, and I hope I will be able to participate again.