Facebook Visibility: Final Words

As a final note I just want to remind you that consistency and authenticity are key! So, once you start using these methods Don’t Stop!   Though, it may not be feasible to post to your personal profile three times a day AND spend an hour a day seven days a week posting in groups […]

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Boost Your Productivity with an Accountability Partner

We all walk through life alone… This is an often heard phrase said by those who are trying to inspire people to action. For me this is the worse thing to say. Struggling against the world is demoralising, being forever along is scary and can cripple both my motivation and creativity. For me working with […]

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Instagram PODS

Instagram PODS are an excellent way to make good friends in your niche.  A fabulous way to find new accounts, new fiber artists and boost your Instagram profiles together. I have recently begun curating a series of Instagram Pods for my fellow crafters.  Anyone with an Instagram account is always, or at least should always, […]

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Editor Interviews: Frenchie Danoy of Aroha Knits

Francoise Danoy, or Frenchie as she is known by her beloved Fiber Muses is the talent behind the phenomenon of Aroha Knits.  With regular knitting challenges, the Popular Swatch Studio Course and the recent additions of Alchemy Kits (permanently sold out) and the Fabulous new digital magazine Fibre Muse Quarterly it feels as if Frenchie […]

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Lesson 3: What to Create?

The net biggest hurdle is deciding exactly what type of items you are going to design.  A baby blanket, a sweater and a pair of gloves are three very different projects which will require very different skills and approaches. I started out with my first self published pattern for a scarf.  I now can whip […]

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Lesson 2: Find Your Muse

My Business Architypes are Explorer, Muse and Advocate.  This means I love to learn and experiment with techniques and textures, I yearn to inspire others to artistic endeavours and I always look for the WIN WIN option in any scenario. So it may come as no surprise that I have ideas falling out of my […]

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Community Project for Yarn Academy?

For me one of the joys of design is researching all he stunning stitches in he world. It has always been part of my concept for Yarn Academy to create an online stitch library as a reference for other designers. My vision is for a selection of stitch patterns to be made available on line […]

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How to Find and Attract Your Ideal Clients

One of the most difficult things for entrepreneurs who are at the very beginning of starting their business is trying to find, and build, an audience. In the beginning, when your email list is barren or completely non-existent, and you’re watching videos of people who have list of over 10,000, you may start wondering if […]

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Yarn Careers: Jessica Hough – Tester at Happily Hooked

Hey there Jessica! You’re a tester for Happily Hooked aren’t you? I am I absolutely love it! When did you begin testing for Happily Hooked? I began this summer at Happily Hooked. Did they approach you or did you apply to a job offer?  How did you make that all important connection? I saw my […]

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