Transporting your crafts

Crafts Business Questions and Answers.
Posted By: luci
post date: 2003/4/10 3:20 p.m.

What do you use to transport your crafts between Shows?
-Do you use the same boxes to display your crafts too?
-Have you got down to an Art?
-Can you read while doing a show?
I think I could pretend I was reading but I would be too hyper to concentrate.
I guess you can straighten out your table and think about all the things you still have to do at home...or when you get home.
hugs. luci

Re: What do you use to transport your cr
2003/4/10 3:20 p.m.

I use big plastic tubs to carry my items. Just started putting labels on the lids to help keep track of where extra items are stored. I don't use them to display during the show, but once in awhile I may cover one with a tablecloth and display items on top of them. Reading while doing a show?

Thought when I first started that I would be able to, but cannot.
There is a fine line between showing too much interest in a customer, and not enough. With a book in my hand, I found there was not enough! I will make lists of things to do, jot down new ideas, etc. My sister or Mom usually helps out at the show, so we get a chance to catch up on things too. theresa

Re: I use clear plastic tubs whenever
2003/4/10 3:21 p.m.

possible since that gives me a clear view of the crafts that are in there. Then I have 2 huge rolling tubs that I use for the tarps, table clothes etc -1 for the display stuff and 1 for the setup stuff. Works great and makes it easy to stack in the trailer for transport.

Large items we bag in the huge industrial trash bags (again clear) so that we can see what it is. A friend uses crates she builds out of the old wood for transport and then sets them up for display . dhston

Re: What do you use to transport your cr
2003/4/10 3:21 p.m.

I use whatever will hold the items according to weight and size. I also use different size cardboard boxes stacked like steps under the cloths to display on. Usually have to go UP because of limited space. If there is room, I use ladders behind the table to display on. I use various lengths of broadcloth to cover the table and props as well as draping around the tables ~ to hide the stuff under them... At times I will use lacy shawls or fabric to display fancy, larger items. Whatever will create interest without detracting from the product.

Outside, a booth is much easier. I can use shelves, tables, ladders, bins or barrels, etc., according to what's to be displayed, and how much time and help I have. It's neat when I can set up the booth the day before and they have folks to watch the booths for the crafters. There's two weekend shows that do this.

Also, how energetic I am after getting ready, setting up, and such. Forget reading, I'm usually too busy trying to stay awake the minute the traffic slows down! Yes, I craft up to the last dogs' hung ~ usually because I can't sleep anyway, the mind is going too fast!!! And sleep interferes with production at times... karen

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