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Hello reader
Pease ignore this email if you haven't joined for the December Market.

It is getting exciting! Only 6 days to go till the extremely busy Christmas market. Hopefully we will have heaps of sales and talk to loads of people about Feltwest. This is a double opportunity to sell and chat about our favourite thing: - making, wearing, using, designing, selling and generally admiring felt. Make sure you have some Feltwest business cards in your pocket to give out to as many people of possible.

We now have all the info we need from Erin and the roster is complete. I hope I have gotten everyone's roster requests correct - please let me know if I haven't I will do my best to shuffle.
  • Setup time - to manage traffic at the site there are windows of time allocated to each stall and ours is 6:30am at Dropoff Zone 3 the same as last market. This is only for Liz, Soosie, Sue and Claire.
  • Stall Location - Stall R4 which is 3 stalls up from last time. Location map is below.
  • Parking - You can try the Stall holders carpark - make sure you tell them you are working at Feltwest Stall R4 Yellow - but it may already be full by your rostered time. Otherwise the public carpark below may have spots but the best option is public transport or have someone drop you off and pick you up later.
  • Pack down - All unsold works are to be collected after 3:30pm at the stall. If you can't get back by that time please arrange for someone else to collect your items as we cannot store your work over the summer break. All of our phone numbers are on the roster so please talk to each other.
Please read about all of the teams as a contingency - we may need to shuffle around. Feedback and suggestions are welcome. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email or call me. feltwest.markets@gmail.com

That's all for now. See you Sunday.

Cheers Soosie

Duties, Responsibilities & Roster

Thank you for joining one of the Market Teams. Here are the duties and responsibilities for each Team.

Setup Stall

Be at Heathcote at 6:30am to setup the stall. There is a designated 15 minute window for us to unload everything from the vehicle, then move the vehicle to the stallholder car park. More details to come.
Team Members: Liz Owens, Soosie Jobson, Claire Russell, Sue Eslick
  • Erect the Gazebo with walls if required and anchor feet.
  • Add Feltwest Banner & Christmas Decos
  • Setup table with table cloth
  • Setup the scarf and wrap racks
  • Setup hat stand
  • Unpack and place items for display
  • Setp up Square system
  • Setup wrapping station
  • Hand over

Sales Team

The Sales Team is the first contact point between us and the general public - so it is a very important job! It would be nice if you could wear something felted - a felt name badge would be a great place to start, probably jewellery at this time of year. Wearing some felt gives you a talking point and a way to break the ice with prospective clients. Heathcote is an opportunity to inform the general public as to who we are, how to follow or join us. But people don’t want to be talked at – it is easier to inform a prospective buyer (or member) rather than sell to them. Short simple facts are the key. For example:
  • Who or what is Feltwest? – a membership group of feltmakers
  • What do we do? – meetings, workshops and events promoting felt.
  • What is felt - a handmade process using unspun wool – wet and needle – show them a piece of each – you don’t need too much detail, lovely to wear, tactile, versatile.
  • Where to find us – online - feltwest.org.au hand them a business card, location Alexander Park Craft House
  • How to follow us - com/feltwest on the business card
  • Where to buy – Look out on facebook and the web site for our events.
A sale is the final opportunity to reinforce our message with promotional material. Whilst packaging the item ensure there is a business card and flyer in the bag. Enjoy the day talking to people about the craft we all love – enthusiasm and joy are contagious.
Be at the stall at your designated time and stay for your shift. There is a public carpark below Heathcote on the eastern side. The cost is $2. Allow 5-10 minutes to walk from the carpark. Make sure you bring drinking water and be prepared for changing weather.
Team Members: Fleur Riley, Sue Espie, Cynda Empsall, Marion Finneran, Diny Monaghan, Jo Ganon
  • Shifts are 2hrs 15mins to hand over to the next shift.
  • Talk to people about felting and how wonderful it is!
  • Help people to purchase items – answer any questions, help them try things on, talk about the handmade process, generally be friendly but not pushy
  • Wear a name badge –a felt one!
  • Package item and take customer to cashier
  • Replenish stock on displays as direct by Sales Team leader

Packdown Stall

Be at the stall at 3:30pm to pack down the stall
Team Members: All contributors.
  • Take down items
  • Items need to be ticked off to printed inventory form and placed in members container
  • Take down all display items & gazebo

Teams Roster

Cashier: Claire Russell 0421 577 026
Sales Team Leader: Liz Owens 0402 357 632
Market Co-ordinator: Soosie Jobson 0433 216 154

Liz Owens
Soosie Jobson
Claire Russell
Sue Eslick

0402 357 632
0433 216 154
0421 577 026
0401 037 973

Fleur Riley
Diny Monaghan
0438 000 061
0437 410 618

Cynda Empsall
Sue Mader
Jo Ganon

0401 628 934

0419 278 352
0422 375 292
Sue Espie
Marion Finneran
0402 400 463
0498 031 063

All contributors.
Pack and collect
your work or arrange
with someone else.

Drop off Zone 3

Drop Off Locations

Stall Location R4 Yellow

2021 12 19 Outdoor Layout

Stallholder Parking

Stallholder Parking Area
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