I have had to make the difficult decision not to book any Autumn/Winter fairs this year due the need to have two of us in the shop on Saturdays at the moment. We can call upon our son as extra staff, but by the time we've paid him and stall fees, there is little chance of making much profit.
Not having a Baljaffray Handknits stall at the Byres Road Makers Markets this Autumn is particularly sad as they are coming to an end after November's! These markets have been my favourite - the place where I have been encouraged, made new friends and, in a sense, the place that led to the opening of our shop, Janet & John. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the lovely couple who have run the Makers Markets for all their hard work over the last several years and to wish them every success in whatever they are planning for the future.
However, all is not lost as we are attending a number of fairs with the shop in the run-up to Christmas, which will feature my knitting, especially Christmas themed items. All the fairs listed on my "Craft Fairs" page will feature Janet & John stalls.
My Christmas range will include this Price & Kensington 2 cup tea pot with sparkly festive cosy, priced £10.
A large range of my knitting is available in Janet & John, this year displayed in a stand outside the shop. There is also a range at the Loch an Eilein Gallery (until the end of October) and a smaller one at The Magpie's Eye Gallery in Govan. See the "Shops Which Stock My Knitting" page for more information.