Jayne’s top three craft tips
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.
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.