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Business:Making exhibitions work

Business:Making exhibitions work

As published by Handmade UK Once you’ve decided to start selling your lovely handmade items at craft fairs and events, how do you make sure you make the maximise the opportunity and increase your chances of gettting those all important sales? Rickie Josen tells us how… Here at Crafty Skills we run Success Workshops to help support and grow small businesses and one […]

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BUSINESS: Finding Your First Customer

BUSINESS: Finding Your First Customer

As published on UK Handmade Turning your hobby into a fully fledged creative business can be a daunting task but here are a few useful tips from Rickie Josen ofCrafty Skills. Recently we ran a Success Workshop which had the official title of ‘How to sell to those other than friends, relatives and colleagues’. These workshops offer practical tips […]

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Making the Leap from Hobby to Full Time Business

Making the Leap from Hobby to Full Time Business

As written for UK Handmade 24/05/2012 Today, writer, crafts events organiser and trainer, Rickie Josen, examines how to make the leap from hobby to full-time business. Making the leap Have you ever found yourself sitting at the computer, looking longingly at the beautiful photographs of lovely handmade creations made by those clever people who have managed to turn what they […]

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Domestic Goddess in Training: month 4

Back to leaning to crochet this month. I’ve found it much more difficult than I imagined. It certainly seems harder than the knitting I recall from early school days. I did this in class, the last one of four Close Knit sessions, where everyone involved sits together to crochet or knit with tutors on hand. […]

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Crochet first solo attempt

Domestic Goddess in Training – month 3

In March 2012, I crotched for the very first time! Until this time I had no idea what was involved but I produced this over a couple of classes with Cow. In April, I got the little dinky sewing machine a few weeks back to good use. I made a garland for the Crafty Coffee event I […]

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Handmade Christmas; the tree

Handmade Christmas; the tree

Day One Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 – a handmade Christmas tree Share the love…

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Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas

For many years, I’ve had a different theme every Christmas and even though I’ve pretty much had every colour, the next step will be to have different shades and colour combinations. However this year’s theme is handmade. I’m inspired firstly by Creative Open Workshops who taught me how to sew a tote bag in the […]

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Domestic Goddess in training (Possibly the first of a series)

Domestic Goddess in training (Possibly the first of a series)

Sewing Words I didn’t think I’d say part 54: I learnt to sew. A few weeks ago, I went to a craft work shop with the lovely ladies from Creative Open Workshops. It’s not that I’m a complete novice to sewing, I can sew a button and hem badly and I grew up with my […]

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