Sunday, November 19, 2006

discussion topic: craft fairs


what do you look for in a craft fair?


choose one



view results

6 Comments:

Anonymous angelune said...

hmm, i'm getting frustrated with the pop-ups and the ads. i'll find a better poll hosting website!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous angelune said...

hey - I changed the poll host so that we don't have to look at stupid ads anymore, but that means we have to re-vote! a little frustrating I know, but as this is the very first discussion question on the TCA, I'm hoping you'll bear with us and these little technological blips. thanks!

12:58 PM  
Anonymous angelune said...

here's a link to the original poll results.

1:01 PM  
Blogger toronto craft alert said...

could we just transfer the results? or would that be unscientific? stats was never my strong point...

1:33 PM  
Blogger toronto craft alert said...

o.k. here's my input on this issue, to (hopefully) get the ball rolling on some discussion.

i chose a) meeting artisans and getting to know your local DIY community.

as much as i am a fan of the crafts themselves, for me the most important aspect of craft fairs is the social/community dimension. it's just such a different type of shopping/consuming dynamic than the usual - much more interactive, allowing you form bonds with the makers behind the goods you love. also interacting with a whole whack of creative people in one space is where it's at for me.

this could also be because at one time i participated as a vendor in craft fairs fairly frequently, and i loved the warm vibe & leisurely chats with fellow vendors and fair attendees. so maybe it's a nostalgia for those times as well.

anyone else?

1:43 PM  
Anonymous angelune said...

i tried to transfer the results but it wouldn't allow me to vote more than once, and i'm not savvy enough to re-jig them to reflect the original entries.

i chose 2-variety, although it was a tough split between 1 and 2. i love meeting creative people and i get really invigorated when i go to a craft fair or a similar event, but i also like seeing lots and lots of different things. things that make me go 'wow, i can't believe they made THAT' or 'holy craft, that's GENIUS! i never thought of putting __ with ___!'

2:22 PM  

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