I bet you are all a wondering how much effort goes into a market, when you see a craftsperson at a stall, they look relaxed chatty, most will spend sometime explaining their work,it all looks so effortless. But if you knew how much work went into just the day not just the hours making the stuff, you would be surprised.
We did a market in Croydon my local ‘town’ this was the first one and in an area that is yet to realise it’s full potential, but a little out of the way.
The building behind the stalls is the old water pumping station, it started it’s life as a air pumping station that powered a fantastic atmospheric railway that ran into West Croydon, when the experiment failed it was re-erected as a pumping engine here. It extracted water from a well underneath, and still does with electric pumps.
We had a good day didn’t sell much, but being the first one ever we didn’t expect to, doing a market is a lot easier when your next door neighbour is talented ,our neighbour was an artist/illustrator and sketched what she saw.
We were really tired by the time we got home, it’s really hard work, the trick is making it look effortless by not collapsing at the stall.