Growing your Banana Plant in a cooler climate People often think you need to live in the tropics to grow excellent fibres for basket making, but that's not necessarily true. Take the banana plant for instance. Banana fibre is a basket makers favourite. it is excellent for cordage, twining, coiling and looping. Personally, my favourite thing is to turn it into cordage and then incorporate it into basketry. See pics below to see what I mean; the outcome is pretty special! Grown
Creative Mending adds a fun twist to traditional mending techniques. It allows you to use a garment’s flaws – a tear, a rip, or a lost pocket – to create something uniquely yours. Creative Mending gives you permission to play with designs, using spare fabrics and vibrant stitching as embellishment. It’s also a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. You'll receive this complimentary Creative Mending workshop when you enrol in our super popular Slow Stitching course!
If you're thinking of starting a creative business, you most certainly can. Just be prepared to work work work, and always have a plan. There's also few other things I have learnt since my first voyage in the crafty caravan. People will think your crazy (or just very brave)
I've been running craft workshops for nearly six years now. It is my full time business and is something I love doing - I feel lucky that I get to call my creative passion a job. It's certainly has it's s