The guild has been offered the incredible opportunity to establish a relationship with the Denver Botanic Gardens.
We have been invited to demonstrate spinning and weaving during the Gardens’ annual Holiday Sale on Nov. 9 & 10. The Urban Farm will also have sheep and alpacas at the demo.
In addition, Chuck McGlothlin, the Garden’s Gift Shop manager, has expressed an interest in purchasing handcrafted items from Guild members to sell in the gift shop.
Chuck will be looking for handcrafted items he thinks will be attractive to gift shop customers for the winter season. He will purchase items at “wholesale” which means that he will most likely double the price of the work he purchases. This is standard procedure in the retail business world. Guild members interested in selling to the gift shop should meet at the Botanic Gardens gift shop on Sunday, October 28th at 2pm.
Buying handcrafted goods from local artisans for the gift shop is a new venture for Chuck. It would be helpful if members present consistent prices for similar types of items you wish to sell.
There may be other ways we can be involved in events at the Gardens in the future. It’s important that we, as representatives of our Guild, present ourselves as professional artisans offering high quality goods at fair market prices.
This opportunity to be a part of the Holiday Sale at the Gardens will, hopefully, be the start of a long and productive relationship with the Botanic Gardens.