Nicola Brown | Craft fair and studio scarf display DIY
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Craft fair and studio scarf display DIY

Craft fair and studio scarf display DIY

For a long while I’ve been mulling over how to display my new printed silk scarves to their best advantage without getting them all wrinkled, up to now I’ve draped them over props at fairs or arranged them as artistically as possible on the plinths and tables in the studio. In bed the other night I suddenly had a brainwave, why not find a simple but unobtrusive looking shower curtain ring that I could hang on the top bar of my Ikea clothes rails? Result!

I love the fact that I can hang at least 12 scarves on the one rail without the display looking cluttered. Potential customers can easily compare one scarf pattern against the next therefore making decision time easier, I can then cover the scarves and leave them hanging on the rail during the week or if I need to transport them to a show remove the hooks and pack everything up simply and quickly. Here’s a trial run of scarves that I assembled together at Duckett’s Grove yesterday, now all I need to do is pick up a few more rails when I’m in Ikea then I’m ready in advance for any Christmas retail opportunity that presents itself out of the blue!

Nicola Brown
  • Linda Bullen
    Posted at 13:27h, 27 October Reply

    How do u keep the end rings from slipping down the rods?

    • Nicola
      Posted at 13:29h, 27 October Reply

      This rail from Ikea has a little bump on the top at either end which stops the rings from slipping down!

  • Ellen Kocher
    Posted at 14:35h, 27 October Reply

    Brilliant idea! They can easily be seen in all their glory…yet packed up quickly.

  • Irma
    Posted at 16:20h, 27 October Reply

    you are so smart!! Are you sure you weren’t an OT in another life???

  • Marina Mary Georgiadis
    Posted at 17:41h, 27 October Reply

    that is amazing!! what a great idea!!! will do it for sure! thank you so much, you are always such an inspiration!

  • Deborah Allen
    Posted at 18:41h, 27 October Reply

    Good idea – they look great!

  • Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right
    Posted at 20:20h, 27 October Reply

    Brilliant!!! Looks great! I’ll bet those scarves sell like hotcakes!

  • Kipp Inglis
    Posted at 21:50h, 27 October Reply

    Terrific! When I’m at a “pipe and drape” show, I hang decorative chain from the hooks on the top rail, then put thin curtain rods through the links with the finials attached on the outside of the link, then drape the silk over the rods – but I like hanging them on individual hooks as you have and will add that to the mix! Hope you sold every last one!! Beautiful work…..

  • Joy Nelson
    Posted at 23:41h, 27 October Reply

    Such a simple yet practical idea. Looks wonderful. Don’t you just love Ikea?

  • Ginny Huber
    Posted at 00:11h, 28 October Reply

    Great iea. They look great!

  • woolbrain
    Posted at 05:35h, 28 October Reply

    Totally brilliant Nicola 🙂 All the best with your Christmas sales.

  • Eleanor Dennis
    Posted at 09:25h, 28 October Reply

    Excellent idea, Eleanor

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