I too, get chairs in a series now that I've moved up to northeastern Minnesota. A few at a time, then it seems like I get several at t a time.
When I was in a more highly populated area in southern Minnesota near Rochester and the Twin Cities, it was constant and I had people on a long waiting list.
It seems to help a bit to post lots of pictures and make comments on your Facebook profile page or business page if you have one. Then too, do you go out and demonstrate your chair caning anywhere and pass out your business cards?
And do you have your business cards out at all the antique shops, historical societies, art galleries or craft stores, refinishing shops, and posted on bulletin boards in the stores around you? How about running an ad in a fr*ee shopper if your community has them?
Are you a member of any clubs, organizations, women's groups, Chamber of Commerce where you can give speeches and talks? How about historical societies?
The day I posted I got 2 emails about doing chairs. One should be coming today or tomorrow. The other one I'm not sure when. It has some major repairs that have to be done to it first. Linda Sippel... more
HA!! I have signs on the sides and back of my truck. I have my cell phone listed on them and I have had people call and say...."I am right behind you, will you pull over and give me info about your... more
I do have magnetic signs on the sides of my car. The back of the car has a small sticker on the window. There's no roomfor the magnetic sign on the back. I also have passed out cards at all the... more
Linda, I think they are up here in Ohio. I have at least 10 chairs to do , and that is unusual for me. I had 2 "William and Mary" loooonngg backs ( 167 holes) at Christmas handwoven with Carriage... more
Re: where have all the old chairs gone? The Wicker Woman,Sat May 26 7:23am