Just back to the boat after another good morning trading at Thames Ditton farmers market.
Organisers of the monthly market had a fantastic idea of creating and arts and crafts area where local makers can sell their art and crafts bits. #ThamesDittonArtists
When I first heard about this, I jumped at the chance to be involved as I have been looking for somewhere local that I can sell my textile art, jewellery and greetings cards. Perfect!! (Also spreading the word about the @JustaCard campaign – see my previous blog).
I have done every market this year (apart from August because I was doing Towersey festival). Next month I am looking forward to showing off my new makes to the market regulars and to the visitors who travel from far and wide to buy quality products by producers from Surrey and beyond. If you do visit, don’t forget to visit the village high street as well. There are a great number of coffee shops, restaurants, gift shops, an award winning fruit and veg shop and even art galleries! If you take a stroll down the road you will soon arrive on the banks of the river Thames.
Being a part of the market has been really beneficial to me as an emerging artist. Making connections with not only new customers, but other creative’s who live locally or others that visit just because they’ve heard what a fab market it is.
At every market there is normally some kind of entertainment. From local dance groups, ukulele bands, Morris dancers to jazz bands. Great for lifting people’s spirits and enriching the markets vibe.
Plus a treasure hunt to keep the kids entertained.
Can you tell I really like the market!
Here's some useful links to do with this blog and a photo of me stand at the September market....
Market website www.thamesdittonfarmersmarket.com
Just a card campaign www.justacard.org
Thames Ditton high street www.facebook.com/thamesditton.highstreet
ps - don't forget to visit my Etsy shop etsy.com/uk/shop/JulietTurnbullShop