Monday, 23 December 2013

Discrimination in Crafting Ranks.

not a craft Google copy and paste is it?
Weasel Fraudster Causes Disgraceful Discrimination at a Craft Sale in the Brecon Beacons.

What does the above picture have to do with a craft sale?  Any idiot with a computer, internet access, a colour printer and access to someone who can either frame the picture or can buy frames can do this can’t they?... In short, yes any idiot can, and this idiot (not me) does, and then goes to craft sales attempting to lure people into buying their ‘crest’ from him, with a little piece of blurb on their surname.

I watched countless people go to this stall, look through the books, speak to the weasel, let him shpeel on about their name and its heritage, I even saw several people contradict what he was saying about their names, thus proving he really didn’t have a clue about what he portrayed as his speciality!!!   I mean, if you are going to try to fraudulently sell something as your original work, and that you have done the research into each name and therefore your work can not be contradicted what so ever as you are the man in the know, you want to do it to the letter don’t you?  Obviously not.   This man it turns out – never sold a thing, not a jot.

However, this weekend, his not selling anything wasn’t put down to his poor work, his crumbling awful product, or indeed his god awful personality… it was my children.  Yes, my three children who were present, and were not actually making any noise, they did run about the table once or twice, but not that much, and indeed they didn’t run around the market hall, unlike other craft seller’s children.  So my three children must have been so incredibly noisy that they prevented anyone from hearing his bull… erm  I mean well informed information about their surnames.  Well, actually, if that were the case, then I wouldn't have sold squat would I?  Indeed I sold more things than I’d ever done this weekend. My left hand neighbours, who were closer than the Muppet selling some googled copy and paste work… sold many an item also. The gentleman opposite me also sold many an item, so whom didn’t sell?  The only one who didn’t actually do any craft work, the man who didn’t put his hand to anything other than click, click, click, click, not knitting either… then pressing print.

I am aware that discriminatory law’s have been broken.  However, do I justify the pain of going through all that, just so that I can have a table back somewhere I'm not wanted by all.  Actually, that last statement isn't true.   There were several crafter's who were incredibly incensed by what had occurred, notwithstanding the outrageous attack on my family, but the reason that the complainant was a fraudster whom had little in the way of personable skills and not one of the other crafter's had a nice word to say about him.  Even the café owner was upset, yes I bought cakes and coffee, but I actually got on with her and generally had a good natter too….  I am not the only parent there, there are other mother’s like me who are making and selling in order to keep the house above water and the wolves from the doors.  If I didn't do it, my children wouldn't have the lovely presents they get, their clothes would be a darned sight less than they are at present. So Mr Heritage, if you want war… then I might just come to your baying.  I (if not as a seller) might well be at the March sale, stood by his stall with a banner letting all know just how awful he is, and just what he did to my family and my confidence.

As for on here?  I know it’s a tad unprofessional, but, in all honesty, I thought the crafting world a pleasant place where all were friends.  So to find a wasp amongst us bee’s, it has really shock me to the core.  Please let me know if you have had a similar experience, or if you’ve had a fellow crafter of your discipline complain about you for no other reason than you’ve sold an item that matches theirs… (which might have been the other thing – another sewist, had the same fabric as me as a cushion, as did I.. but I’d embroidered mine, and I sold it lol oops)… again, wasps… buzzzzzzzz
wassppppssss - 'customer' clearly unimpressed with crock being told...

My three beautiful children, the loudest part of them was Siân's blue hair! ftlotwm!....

Please dont stop attending the Brecon indoor market craft fayre's, as by and large the majority of the sellers are genuine beautiful people who will readily take you into their fold and call you a friend from the outset.  Its the odd one that wont.

Not forgetting, Mike and Gill the couple who organise the sale.  They do get a hefty pay for doing it, so maybe when their March sale comes to fruition and they find that its not only the 8 that didnt turn up this weekend, but indeed have the majority of the tables empty in the hall they may take a different view on their money being less than worth it?  I mean £20 a table and 49 tables full? Few that was a  good whack of money in time for Xmas wasn't it.?

Love yawll

Have a superb Xmas if not before spoken too x
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