Hi everyone, I have a general question for those of you who are more on the arts end of the crafting business.
I am an illustrator as my main interest (and that is what my returning customers know me for), but I also knit and crochet to sell. I like to try to make my art and my handmade items match in style, and I think that having tangible items at my table brings potential print customers in.
However, I've read a lot of things that say that you should only focus on one item or specialty, so not to distract your customers. Really, the handmade items are a lot less for me income wise, but not everyone wants just art. I don't want to totally go away from selling these items, but I also don't want to confuse people and push them away from my booth.
Personally, I think if your space is not cluttered and has some sort of theme, you're okay to have art integrated with other items.
What is your opinion on this?
Here's some images of my booth from a craft show last spring, my space has evolved into something different, but this will give you an idea of what I mean: