Jayne’s top three craft tips

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Leave your com­puter be­hind

My best in­spi­ra­tion comes from get­ting out and about and tak­ing pic­tures of any­thing that in­spires me, rather than sim­ply los­ing hours in­doors to Pin­ter­est. Old sewing books can be great for dis­cov­er­ing new tech­niques, and mood boards help you or­der your ideas and show your per­sonal style.

Mul­ti­task

If, like me, your skill is quite niche, look at other ways you can build your busi­ness. From host­ing work­shops to making be­spoke com­mis­sions, there are al­ways other meth­ods to earn a liv­ing from your skills. Don’t be afraid to make the leap to dis­cover where your spe­cial­ism lies.

Word of mouth

By far the best way to in­crease work­shop book­ings is by word of mouth. I do work­shops with chil­dren and then the par­ents end up book­ing my adult ones. Ad­ver­tise in your lo­cal area and make con­nec­tions with nearby craft shops to see how you can work to­gether.

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