I find it ironic that, having started a Fashion Design course last September because I love sewing so much, I no longer seem to have time to sew anything for me thanks to the workload of the course! But good news, the academic year finished back in May (oh the joy of not having to take exams at the end of the year!) so I’ve finally had a chance to get back into my sewing room and do some sewing for me. (Yuss.) Continue reading “Back to sewing for meeeeee!”
(Image: British Fashion Council)
In my previous posts, I’ve considered the pleasure of making and the demand for craft goods among consumers. So far, so encouraging. But I know that the reality is not going to be as simple as my dream of spending time making lovely clothes in my studio and somehow magically selling them and making a good living! Continue reading “The Return of Craft: The Business of being a Successful Designer-Maker”
(Image: Nimpy Clothing)
In the previous post, I looked at why makers choose to make. In this post, I’m going to consider why consumers want to buy artisan goods. What is driving the return of craft? Continue reading “The Return of Craft: The Demand for Craft”
Firstly, let’s start by considering why I want to be a maker as well as a designer.
I’m fortunate that I was taught how to sew, knit and crochet by my mother when I was a child. This means I already have the skills to make clothes and I know how rewarding it is to create something myself. Continue reading “The Return of Craft: The Pleasure of Making”
As I come to the end of my first year as a mature fashion design student, my thoughts have been turning increasingly to what I want to do when I graduate. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I haven’t a clue. Actually, I have a dream … Continue reading “The Return of Craft: Making a Career out of Making”