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Marceline Smith & Claire Brown

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

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

Horror stories and advice from craft fair veterans

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  • Printed in the UK on 100% recycled paper
  • A5 (15cm x 21cm) with 20 pages
  • Original writing and illustrations
  • No plastic packaging
  • Also available as a digital PDF and ebook

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 Claire Brown XStitch & 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

Digital Editions: PDF and ebook editions are available for reading on the go on tablets, phone and e-readers. They include bonus content including Ice Breakers and 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. A PDF version can be downloaded from Payhip.


This product is unpackaged to reduce waste.

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