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Support local makers at Diverse Makerhood Festive Showcase 2017

TweetThe Makerhood Festive Showcase at Diverse kicks off, appropriately enough, on Small Business Saturday, 2 December, and runs until 6 January. As usual, there’s a splendid and varied range of local makers taking part, so why not shop local this … Continue reading

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Diverse Festive Showcase 2017

Tweet The Makerhood showcase at Diverse, the independent gift shop in Brixton, will run again this Christmas, from 2 December to 6 January. Anita Thorpe, who owns Diverse, has always been a great supporter of local makers, giving many of … Continue reading

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New Makerhood digital magazine

TweetWe’re very excited to announce the first issue of our digital Makerhood magazine! The focus is on trade shows, the subject of our July Makers’ Club meeting, where maker Rosa Pietsch and Brixton retailer Anita Thorpe of Diverse talked about … Continue reading

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Welcome to Makerhood’s new directors!

TweetWe’re delighted to announce that we have two new Makerhood directors, so here’s a quick introduction. Gabriela Szulman Gabriela is a mixed-media artist, maker and teacher. She is an enthusiastic twitterer who also uses Facebook and Instagram regularly for her business. … Continue reading

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May Makers’ Club: copyright and licensing

TweetIntellectual property issues are important at every stage of an artist’s and maker’s working life and can be central to commercial success – but this area can be hard to navigate. This Makers’ Club event will focus on IP and … Continue reading

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April Makers’ Club: Winning Workshops

TweetWorkshops can be a great way for artists, makers and designers to increase income, raise awareness of what they do and share the fun of making with others – but there’s a lot to think about when designing a successful … Continue reading

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March Makers’ Club: Pop starts – setting up in Pop Brixton

Tweet  Setting up your own retail outlet is exciting but daunting.  How do you find the right premises? How much does fitting and display cost? What rules and regulations do you need to be aware of? Do you need extra … Continue reading

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February Makers’ Club: Creative retail

TweetRetail is a key way for creatives to sell their products – but it’s not always easy and there’s lots to think about! Our next Makers’ Club will look at working with permanent retailers as well as the ever popular … Continue reading

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January Makers’ Club: Scaling up

TweetMaking a living as a sole trader can be a big problem for creatives. One solution is to scale up your business, decreasing your production costs so you can supply larger stores. At our January meeting, Erica Purvis (right), community … Continue reading

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Makerhoodie publishes book on party decorations

TweetMany congratulations to Makerhoodie Juliet Carr of PaperPoms UK on the publication of her first book, Paper Pom-poms and Other Party Decorations. Juliet has been a firm supporter of Makerhood, giving talks on how she made the leap from making … Continue reading

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