Good news! I celebrated my first sale on Nutfield Weaver last night. A red plaid table runner will be headed out to Washington State tomorrow. So, after a month of being "live," it was very rewarding to know that the site has a shopping cart that works! I plan to write a bit more about migrating from Etsy toward the end of this week -- something about how I've been promoting the new site.
On Saturday, November 16th, I will be exhibiting in Salem, New Hampshire (just north of Methuen, Massachusetts) at the Annual Village Craft Fair, held at First Congregational Church. This event has been held for many, many years, and I am looking forward to participating.
I'm bringing along table runners, notecards, scarves, towels, and, for the first time, a few holiday ornaments. Here is an example of one that I put together yesterday:
This is MacQuarrie tartan, woven from mercerized cotton in red and green. I think it has a Christmas-y look about it. Earlier today I finished weaving an 8 shaft "fancy" twill and will turn these into ornaments, too.
Snowflakes! (Can you see them?)
I put together a little festive hang tag for the ornaments which, along with the requisite price information, contains an explanation of each fabric's pattern. If you'd like to see what I did, drop me a note in the comment section and I'd be happy to share. I think that they'd make nice gift tags for just about any handwoven item -- and gift-giving is upon us!