The next time you go to a craft fair, artisan fair, arts and crafts fair, etc., there are a few things that you might want to avoid saying to the artisan. These are all true. Awkward, but true. I swear. Please don't follow suit, just buy your bag/mug/hat and move on with a smile and hearty thank you.
Artisans are their own biggest critics, trust me. We have enough insecurities without being compared to Target, and we probably already have an idea list a mile long for new products. Ask us questions about our process. Shower us with compliments. Comment on the weather. Say nothing. Even better, buy something!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.