Pop Up Shops and Display

Ok so a little background may be required.

This blog was started as a distraction and a record of my fumblings with needle felting. It has changed and developed in the last few months into a few things,

what I’m interested in

what I’m making

and how I’m making it.

I have decided to start a little bit about displays I like in craft fairs and pop up shops.

I am fortunate enough to have sold the work I have made to date online and in ECO CHIC Dublin. I aspire to start fairs/fleas in June. I also dream of curating/organising some events/stalls or pop up shops with a range of artists. Cork, Ireland isn’t the most inspiration place for crafters, but it is a willing and enthusiastic city.

So I am opening this category as an invitation to other crafters, artists, to share ideas, and inspirations.

Here’s some of mine….

http://www.treehugger.com/style/eco-pop-up-shop-for-christmas.html

a bunch of crafters opened this place up in the UK. They opened for the christmas season. Amazing amount of effort was obviously put into displaya nd its an inspiration to stationary/permanant shops.

http://www.refoundonline.com/pop-up-shops/

This is Refound. Basically if Refound was a person I would have a total crush.

These guys have a brilliant website, itemising what they do and by whom. The are on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/theRefoundshop

and on there, you will see how they transform spaces that echo artistic and design sensibility that is jaw droppingly good taste.

I mentioned I have a crush right? ok, so it may be a love affair!!

http://www.facebook.com/MonPetitPoisDotCom

 Seriously gifted people out there!! this is MON PETIT POIS’s bike/shop

She is based in Dublin, and has a seriously good sense of humour.

Found this on pinterest

I just like how care has been taken with the display.

At fleas/markets it’s not often displayed with such attention to detail

MY IDEAS.

So I have a few ideas for my display in fleas/markets

I have a 70’s flamingo pink drawer like this, that i will wallpaper the inside, and put some of the notice boards into

I have a red oval hat box from the 60’s that will be for smaller products..(watch out in next few months..still in protype stage)

I own something simular to this(less christmassy)

I intend to paint it a fun colour and hang my business cards, images of work displayed in homes, and smaller products from it

ok so i prob wont get to this but I love the idea!!

I also must print shop name on table cloth, hang some bunting etc off it..

Thats it so far..I will add to this. as I go along. Hopefully I will able to then experiment develop and explore my mad ramblings aspirations and dreams to launch a Maker’s dream Business

BATIK PINBOARD

I’ll be adding to this soon, but here’s the HOW TO on the first one

TO MAKE THIS 

YOU WILL NEED..

wax pot (insert)
 
(or double boil like chocolate but these pots will only be usefull for wax and EXTREME CAUTION is required)

hog hair (wax) and acrylic brushes (dye)

dyes (see how to make…https://ewesir.wordpress.com/tag/dye/ )

lots of newspaper / newsprint

iron

and all the materials for making a notice board in previous post https://ewesir.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/notice-board-easy-peesie/

ONE

TRACE IMAGE..you can see the drawing underneath in this image

CONSIDER WHERE YOUR LINES WOULD BE SO THEY CROSS OVER WHERE YOU WANT THEM

TWO

WAX EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KEEP THE COLOUR OF THE FABRIC

CRACK THE WAX IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE DYE INTO THE CRACKS

THREE


I PAINTED IN THE DYE AS THERE IS SO LITTLE AREA TO BE DYED.

I BLED DIFFERENT DYES INTO THE PIECE.

I HAD USED NON-PERMANENT MARKER FOR THE OUTLINE WHICH BLED ALSO.

FOR THE CRACKS..I PAINTED THE DYE OVER THEM AND SCRUBBED INTO THEM WITH MY BRUSH

FOUR

sandwich the finished piece between newspaper

iron out until all the wax is gone..

keep changing the newspaper and use enough to protect your iron and board,

if the iron starts smoking..it’s because wax has transfered to the plate of the iron or it’s setting is releasing water.

FINALLY

staple all together as in earlier post.

PLACE RIBBON WHERE TELEPHONE WIRE WOULD BE.

Alternate Versions

excuse any bits and pieces sticking out..must add backing and secure tomorrow..

close up

“Lucy Homemaker”

8in embroidery round hoop

8inch embroidery hoop

“Converse”

“Blue Magpies”

6inch plastic embroidery hoop

FOUND A FANTASTIC TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE THESE HOOPS SO HERE IS THE LINK

http://sunshineandcarousels.blogspot.com/2011/08/embroidery-hoop-pinboard-tutorial.html

Some great weaving idea’s

I’ve been researching some alteranative weaving applications, that could be done over a shorter period of time.

The following is some links to these projects and as I attempt them myself, I will update

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/06/06/miniature-weaving-craft-camp//

http://pinterest.com/pin/198158452324171493/

http://pinterest.com/pin/198158452324171444/

Combing Wool

Found this great link to soaking/cleaning wool. xx

http://www.newenglandsimpleliving.com/processingwoolfibersbyhand.htm

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I decided to do this post to try and show ‘how’ I comb my wool with my diy combs. I find it’s easier to comb sideways. It keeps my fibre on the combs and it seems to do a nice job too!

After a little comb with my dog rake, I place a bunch of locks onto the comb, so the tips are farthest from the tines. I then comb them off, onto the moving comb.

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Since I HATE waste, I save all these bits in another pillowcase. I suppose I could use them in lots of ways…carding (if I ever try that), felting, needle felting, stuffing…

Then I comb back onto the stationary comb…

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I usually give the last bits a bit of a pull…to get as much of the fibre as possible…

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You can continue this ‘off, on’ as many times as you like. I usually just do…

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Printing on Fabric

Saw a fantastic project on http://craftideasweekly.com/craft-idea/photo-pillows-crafts-dept/ about making photo pillows. I dont know about the transfer paper they use, but i use a technique in my art work that may be easier and more resistant.

 

I use a product called DYLON IMAGE MAKER (tub is far better value but hard to source).

This is a close up of a piece i made a while back. I photocopied an image in b&w A1 size. I painted straight onto canvas, using acrylics pencil, spray paint, chalk , you name it. I then transfered the image onto the canvas. Simple as.

few points to remember.

  • the image prints in reverse
  • its not water resistant if you use water based products(paint) with it.
  • Lean on a hard surface when removing the paper
  • you’ll need a sponge and some ‘elbow grease’ too remove the paper

Anyway..I think it would be easy to adapt this product for the project in the above link.

 

Polaroid apf for your computer.love,love,love

    http://www.poladroid.net/

Love this app..so cool in that a little polaroid camera appears, and acts and sounds like a real one, develops the pictures too. NB. if you right click when a picture is developing you can save it in stages.

Just found amazing product http://bit.ly/AmGlRk send these guys your polaroids and they produce large scale backlit pieces of art with them!

 

 

 

UPDATE!!!!

http://www.ambrosiagirl.com/blog/tiny-polaroid-magnets/comment-page-6/#comment-5836

 

FANTASTIC PROJECT TO DO WITH URE POLAROIDS…Instaed of backing u cud just glue on little magnets(found in most craft shops) or put on funky foam for a little thickness..or Kappa board (used for models..ask ure craft salesperson)