13 Days of Creativity

Hi, crafters! We’re excited to introduce 13 days of creativity on the blog. For the next two weeks we’re here to put the pep back in your step by publishing articles to spark your creativity, such as charming thrifted collections that’ll inspire your next trip to the thrift shop, spotted hashtags on Instagram and Twitter,… Continue reading

Start Up Starter Kit series, Part 1: How to make money from your craft skills

So you want to become a pro maker? First you need a business idea – we asked the experts how they turned craft into cash

Become a haberdashery shop shareholder

The Village Haberdashery, a top destination for London’s modern makers, is moving into a gorgeous new space next year and you could become a shareholder!

Introducing the CRAFTMOBILE

Keep your eyes peeled for the CRAFTMOBILE: a touring pop-up shop on wheels selling a curated selection of craft and design objects from designer-makers.

Handmade at Amazon: a new handmade marketplace

Amazon announces the launch of their new handmade marketplace, Handmade at Amazon. Will you be opening shop or buying there? Compare the fees

5 lessons on letting go by Emily Katz

Queen of modern macramé Emily Katz discovered her true passion after her first business went bankrupt. We learn 5 tips on letting go from the woman behind Modern Macrame

The Handmade Fair: On the wishlist

For us, it’s the vendors (and the craft workshops) that make a craft event successful, and this September the sellers at The Handmade Fair have us adding bits to our wishlist weeks before the event, and that’s always a good sign! Here’s a look at some of the names you’ll find at the fair…

Follow Friday: Nelly’s Treasures

This month we’re obsessing about anatomy and we’d like to give you a heads up (ahem) on textile designer and mastermind behind two awesome anatomy cushions, Helen of Nelly’s Treasures. Bookmark this craft business, peeps!

Would you make the jump? Pauline Hagan on how to turn your craft business full time

We’ve been loving Pauline Hagan’s colourful, quirky jewellery label, Benu Made, for some time now – so much so, we asked her to design issue 56’s fruity brooch free gift. Pauline recently quit her full-time job and moved out to Prague to concentrate on her craft business, and we were intrigued to find out what… Continue reading

Creative conundrums: How to price your handmade goods

Flip the sign of your crafty business to OPEN! One of the trickiest steps to starting your own business is learning how to price a product, but our easy formula can help. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of pricing your creative makes.