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

by Marceline Smith & Claire Brown

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  • £5.00

Or download PDF for £2

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
  • Free UK shipping

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) or Lulu (Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader etc.) and soon from the iBookstore and B&N. Prices start around £2 but vary throughout sites and regions - I don't have a lot of control over them.

Mobi for Amazon Kindle ePub for Nook

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

Buy Now for £2