For craft workshop spaces that host in-person creative events, 2020 has been a tough road. With countless craft events cancelled since March, some craft workshop spaces are finding new ways to reach their customers.
In this podcast episode, Ellie Lum of Klum House talks about how she built her business teaching bag making classes in person and online and offering kits and patterns for makers at all levels.
Online course platforms, of which there are more than three dozen, can be divided into four categories: stand-alone platforms, all-in-one platforms, marketplace platforms and WordPress plug-ins. The ones chosen for this article are those most fitting for craft entrepreneurs.
The floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey stopped about three blocks from Thimble Fingers Sewing Studio, in Houston, Texas, in the summer of 2017. And though the shop itself endured the storm without damage, the neighborhood it’s part of did not. But owner Sherry Reese has been remarkably adaptable.
The founder of BurdaStyle and Kollabora is now working on a new project, CraftJam, a company that’s providing in-person craft experiences to groups in New York City.
Airbnb Experiences are one-of-a-kind activities, hosted by locals, in which people pay to participate. Aritsans and crafters who have Airbnb’s are adding Experiences to their rosters as a way to diversify their income, add an additional teaching venue to their rosters, and meet new people.
No matter how long you’ve been doing public presentations you likely still get that sick feeling in your stomach just before walking on stage. Public speaking anxiety is incredibly common. Although most of us struggle with it at least to some degree, there are tried and true techniques you can teach yourself that can make a big difference in your level of ease on stage.
How often have you squinted at a PowerPoint slide trying to make out tiny print? Or zoned out on what the speaker was saying because they were simply reading from their slides? Creating an effective PowerPoint slide deck will enhance your presentation and keep your audience engaged.
The video on demand crafts and lifestyle channel, Bluprint, alerted instructors yesterday to a yearlong backlog of customer questions posted to their classes. These questions were, until now, inaccessible by the instructors many of whom now have a queue of thousands.
Skillshare, an online learning community for creators, offers 27,000 online classes with a focus on design and illustration, entrepreneurship, business, photo and film, writing, and crafts, among other topics.