The printed zine surrounded by scissors, pencil and washi tape
A full colour inner page showing 'Our Worst Ever Craft Fairs'
A double page spread with 'Essential Craft Fair Kit' and cute colouring page of those items
The full colour PDF zine cover on an iPad
A fanned pile of printed zines
The cover image with title and illustrated scissors, pencil, coins, safety pins and card reader

The Other Side of the Table - Craft Fair Tips & Horror Stories Zine

by Marceline Smith & Claire Brown
Regular price £2.00 Sale price £4.00 Unit price per

This zine tells all from the other side of the table, from nightmare customers and disastrous events plus how to avoid making the same mistakes yourself.

  • Printed in the UK on 100% recycled paper
  • Also available as a digital PDF or ebook for mobile devices
  • Original writing and illustrations
  • No plastic packaging

Whether you're preparing for your first craft fair, an old hand at setting up your stall or just a happy customer, you'll enjoy these hilarious tales from our craft fair veterans. If you didn't laugh, you'd cry.

Myself and Claire (of The Bellwether/Miso Funky) have been selling our wares at craft fairs for over ten years. In this zine we share our worst experiences for your amusement plus tips on how to avoid a bad craft fair and be a good customer or organiser. We also rounded up some friends for even more stories and advice.

This full colour zine, includes a super duper fun activity pull out section with colouring in, quiz and BINGO. Buy a copy and you'll never be bored out of your mind at a poorly-attended craft "fayre" again.


  • Craft Fair Horror Stories
  • How to Choose Your Market with Anna of Custom Made
  • Essential Craft Fair Kit
  • Colouring Sheet
  • Craft Fair Hell Bingo
  • Craft Fair Quiz
  • Our Worst Craft Fairs
  • #RUBBISHCRAFTFAIR by Sally of Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes
  • How To Be A Good Craft Fair Customer
  • How To Be A Good Craft Fair Organiser

Printed zine:
A5 (15cm x 21cm / 6" x 8"), 20 pages, full colour printing on recycled paper with recycled card cover. Unpackaged to reduce waste.

Digital Editions:

PDF and ebook editions are available for reading on the go on tablets, phone and e-readers. They include bonus content!

  • Ice Breakers
  • Day in the Life of a Zine Fair

Ebooks can be purchased directly from Amazon USA / UK (Kindle), Lulu (Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader etc.) and the Apple iBookstore.

Digital PDF:
A PDF version can be downloaded from Payhip.

All orders include free UK shipping, with low cost Air Mail shipping available worldwide. I use Royal Mail for all deliveries. Find out more »

Please read the product description to avoid disappointment about sizing and other details.

I use recycled and recyclable packaging whenever possible - all products include information on the packaging. Find out more »

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