Category Archives for "Systems"

Joint Ventures in Yarn

There are several ways we can collaborate with other designers, dyers, LYS’s and magazines. From kit production, to regular pattern submissions to independent custom work. Each will have some of their own implications and all should include a level of traded value (whether in skills, produced items or training). Its much easier to keep track […]

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Why We Delay – Blame Your Instant Gratification Monkey

One of the main issues I see members of the yarn community frequently struggle with is keeping their momentum going. A deadline is looming …. but…. you cant make a start. The lure of the pretty new yarn is super strong and pulls you away from your latest blog post, or editing the newsletter, or […]

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Plan With Me: June Layouts for Bullet Journal

My second ever bullet journal layout. I share the images I’m proud of, the errors I made and how I fixed them and my inspiration for the month. We can gain much enjoyment from imperfections if we allow ourselves the freedom to do so.         Do you have a layout you’d like […]

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Plan With Me: May Layouts for Bullet Journal

It’s all so pretty, spring is in the air and Amber, my daughter, keeps bringing me daisy chain necklaces and bracelets to wear. This inspired the artwork for my May layouts in my new bullet journal. My script isn’t perfect, I’m not really an artist and I’m having to force myself to live with correction […]

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How I Stay Organized with My New Bullet Journal

I have often been asked if I ever sleep as I am constantly creating new content, designs, videos and working to develop my business both behind the scenes and publicly. The short answer is YES, I sleep, I sleep a LOT, when the kids let me. However I do make really efficient use of my […]

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GDPR Overview

  With just over a week to go before the GDPR legislation kicks into effect I’m giving you a brief overview of what GDPR is, what it means for you, no matter where you are based on this planet and why you need to take action now if you haven’t already done so. What is […]

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What is a Mastermind Group?

Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your fellow mastermind group members achieve success. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. Empowering, educational and inspiring Mastermind […]

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How Can I Get the Best From a Craft Show? – Before the event.

Over the weekend I visited the Waltham Abbey Wool Show.  I had been asked to create some video marketing materials for the event organisers to use on their website.  However I’m not one to just turn up and to a single job. I’m all about working smarter not harder! So I decided that I would […]

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Should I Offer Free Postage, Include it in the Price or as Separate Fee?

This time around our question can from Yarn Academy facebook group from Beth Higgins. Should I include the cost of postage in the price of my items? This is a toughie  as there are so many different questions you need to answer before you can make a decision.  This will definitely be a choice that […]

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