15 craft vendors including Caveworks Press & Studios braved the chilly September day to sell handmade goods at the first annual Mohair Pear DIY Craft & Design Fair. Traffic was brisk, especially around the 11:30 – 2:00 time frame. According to Dave Diebler, co-owner of Mohair Pear, the neighborhood of College Hill really doesn’t get moving till mid-morning. It would seem the traffic flow fit that estimate. We were thrilled with all the attention that the “Pocketbooks” (purses made from books), coffee bag wallets, and book jacket wallets received. Many people also stopped to read a few lines from Out of the Blue, and The Last Portrait. A fairgoer who works at Starbucks simply couldn’t resist the bifold wallet made from a Starbucks coffee bag. We learned quite a bit by what people picked up and handled, and bought. Overall, it was a great experience for my first craft fair.
What was pretty cool about the fair: Mohair Pear’s Vinyl Tent, where they played records on the turntable for our listening pleasure all the day long.