Anatomy of a Craft Fair

From set up to break down 5 days later, taking part in a large craft fair calls for optimism, stamina and good humour. If you visited ak's stand at Ally Pally or Olympia, check out what goes into creating our pop-up store.
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Looking more ourselves, now if those display boards stay if place

Looking more ourselves, now if those display boards stay if place

Just keep going...

Just keep going...

Always pleased when the patchwork goes up on the wall

Always pleased when the patchwork goes up on the wall

Looking more ourselves, now if those display boards stay if place

Looking more ourselves, now if those display boards stay if place

Just keep going...

Just keep going...

Always pleased when the patchwork goes up on the wall

Always pleased when the patchwork goes up on the wall

The carpets are coming up and the partitions coming down ... the trucks have arrived and we're the last to leave, as usual

The carpets are coming up and the partitions coming down ... the trucks have arrived and we're the last to leave, as usual

This building is so gorgeous, we were just in front of the organ

This building is so gorgeous, we were just in front of the organ

11pm Sunday night at Ally Pally - exhausted, with an injured thumb but on the last leg as the hall is dismantled around us in preparation for the next show

11pm Sunday night at Ally Pally - exhausted, with an injured thumb but on the last leg as the hall is dismantled around us in preparation for the next show

Chaos ensues very quickly ...three hours to pack up 2 pallets.

Chaos ensues very quickly ...three hours to pack up 2 pallets.

Break down begins at Olympia

Break down begins at Olympia

Almost there..

Almost there..

When in doubt have a coffee

When in doubt have a coffee

Swamped by boxes

Swamped by boxes

Get the shelves up first, everything else follows

Get the shelves up first, everything else follows

More boxes!

More boxes!

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