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‘Makers Across Borders’ with special guests from Indonesia

TweetMakerhood is all about local. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in things outside Lambeth. In the past five years we’ve come across more and more makers all over the world who are working to strengthen their local community … Continue reading

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Gift ideas from local makers

TweetWhy not support local creativity by buying your presents from local makers this year? You’ll also have the pleasure of knowing that your gift is likely to be unique and won’t be found anywhere else on the high street! Here … Continue reading

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February Makers’ Club – Product Surgery

TweetGetting feedback on your work from shop owners and buyers is invaluable for makers so we were very excited to run a Product Surgery for this month’s Makers’ Club. Makers brought along an example of their work and got feedback … Continue reading

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Introducing Rock, Paper, Scissors

TweetA little less than two months ago we advertised an opportunity for our makers to be involved in a community-oriented pop-up shop in West Norwood over the Christmas period. This post describing the shop is by one of the makers … Continue reading

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Makers’ Club: Pitching to shops and press

Tweet Last Wednesday was our August Makers’ Club on the topic of ‘Pitching to shops and press’ held at the lovely venue of Brixton Impact Hub. We chose the topic of pitching because, although it seems far away, it’s around … Continue reading

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Makerhood review of 2013

TweetI know, I know, we’re already half way through January and 2013 is so, well, last year! But in our preparations for last week’s Makers’ Club we put together a little photographic review of Makerhood’s year and we thought you … Continue reading

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Makers’ Club January 2014: Looking back, going forward

TweetHappy new year everyone! So here we are with 2014 stretched out in front of us like a snowy field, all pristine, unmarked and ready for us to play in. It seems natural at this time of year to look … Continue reading

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Mentoring month with Etsy UK: Coupon code sale 10% off

TweetThroughout July, 10 Makerhoodies worked incredibly hard as part of Etsy UK mentoring month. Using the fantastic resources provided by Etsy UK makers revisited their photography and branding, tags and titles, SEO, pricing, shipping and marketing, carried out shop critiques, … Continue reading

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Etsy Mentoring Month with Makerhood!

Tweet Would you like to get tips on setting up or improving your Etsy stall? We’re offering a small group of makers the opportunity to take part in a new Etsy mentoring scheme to improve their online stalls. You don’t need to … Continue reading

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“Journalists love freebies”

Tweet Our panellists, from left, Kim Winter (Makerhood), Tim Dickens (Brixton Blog), Fiona Douglas (Oh Sew Brixton) and Helen Ward (West Norwood Feast) As Kim mentioned here, last Thursday Makerhood held a joint event with West Norwood Business Club at … Continue reading

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