The new Patternfield app, created by designer and agent Nerida Hansen, connect surface pattern designers with buyers directly.
As a freelancer, you may be offered two different types of arrangements: work-for-hire or licensing. Learn the pros and cons of each so you can make the best decision for your business.
Use these tips when taking on custom orders so you can be sure to get paid on time and in full.
Artist Sarah K. Benning had the opportunity to create a series of embroidered illustrations for the Washington Post. In the latest in our ongoing series, she explains how she got that gig.
In an effort to learn how to pack better — and lighter — for her next trip, Stephanie Escheveste asked some artists who do work on the go about what they pack. She found that each artist has their own unique set of art supplies, based on their own practice. Instead of packing their whole studio, they each select only the essential items and have found that the limitations actually help them be more creative.
Amy Friend was commissioned by her town’s cultural council to create a quilt in honor of the town’s bicentennial. Find out how she got that gig and the inspiration behind the quilt itself.
DMC, the embroidery floss, company, is running a contest that has cross stitch designers feeling stabby.
Negotiating a business relationship or contract on your own can be incredibly intimidating, especially if negotiation doesn’t come naturally for you. It didn’t come naturally to Katie Lane when she first started work as an attorney. She had to learn how to negotiate including how to help herself when she felt uncomfortable or intimidated.
Katie shares her expert tips for getting comfortable in your role as a negotiator when you own a creative business.
In the absence of a national platform for assessing craft teachers and class experience, show owners and event organizers are on their own for vetting instructors. Some best practices are emerging, especially as students’ expectations rise and professional teachers raise standards.
Owning your own business is a dream many people share. But it also means taking on risk and giving up on positive things that a day job brings to your life. Here’s why it might be a good idea to hang onto your day job, at least for a little while longer.