Friday, 31 August 2012

The British Museum discover Haidee Drew at CC

Having discovered the work of Craft Central designer maker Haidee Drew at Made in Clerkenwell: Summer Open Studios (May 2012), the British Museum are now stocking her clocks in their shop.

Come and meet Haidee and see her clocks (just part of her broad range of handcrafted interior accessories) at One Day Designers Sale: Interior Products at Craft Central on Monday 17 Sept 2012.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Craft Central Gets Hitched pops up at Zoe Lem's Vintage Wedding Fair

Following the success of our handmade wedding fair in 2011 and 2012, Craft Central Gets Hitched is due to 'pop up' at Zoe Lem's Vintage Wedding Fair in Clerkenwell on 28 Oct 2012.

We are busy planning Craft Central Gets Hitched 2013 - dates are set for 21-24 March and more details will be coming soon! Why not join our mailing list to be kept in the loop?

For now, come and find us at Zoe Lem's Vintage Wedding Fair! We have teamed up with celebrity stylist, Zoe Lem, to bring you a selection of Craft Central designers making 'all things wedding' at her vintage show. Following the roaring success of the April event, Zoe Lem’s Vintage Wedding Fair returns with ‘new collaborations, even more exhibitors, experiences and workshops’… that’s where we come in!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A big Thank You!

With our One Day Designers Sale: Interior Products just around the corner, we would like to extend our thanks to our wonderful sponsors and media partners for their generous support:

Exclusive Ceramic Review subscription offer as part of the One day Designers Sale. Subscribe before 24 September to receive TWO FREE ISSUES. Quote code CC0912. See Editors notes for more details.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Satisfy your crafty urges with CIY... Stitch droppers welcome!

Our jam packed programme of  CIY: Craft It Yourself  making workshops is not to be missed at the bargain price of only £19.99 per session (including materials, wine and expert tuition!). Cushion making and knitting still to come this Summer... find out more and book online now. Don't be shy!

Why not try knitting with Anna Sabin on 26 Sept (6-8pm)? Stitch droppers welcome! Book now!

Meet Benson & Boulton to get strategic about your business planning!

We've teamed up with Benson & Boulton to bring you a new Strategic Business Planning workshop on 20 Sept at Craft Central (cost only £6). Find out more and book online here

When setting up and running a small business it is very easy to get bogged down in the day to day tasks without focusing on where you really want and need your business to go. Successful entrepreneurs with award winning businesses in New York & London,  Belle Benson and Esther Boulton will guide you through steps to write a simple business plan and set achievable goals to take your business where you want it to go.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Protect your designs! We team up with Own-It to offer IP advice for makers

We've teamed up with Own-It to bring our designer makers expert Intellectual Property advice.

Find out more and book online for group workshop 'Intellectual Property: How to protect and make money from your designs' on Thursday 16 August. Here, Silvia Baumgart of Own-It will de-mystify issues surrounding IP including; copyright, design right, trade marks, protecting yourself when selling your work, using your reputation to grow your business  handling infringements of copyright... and much more. You can't afford to miss it!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

London Design Festival Q&A - pick the brains of the LDF team!

We're delighted to welcome Festival Manager Siobhan Henderson and Partner Coordinator Joanna Cramoisan to Craft Central on Monday 6 July at 6pm. This Q&A session will be a great opportunity to meet the London Design Festival team and discover tips and tricks from the inside!

Get involved! Whether you are already planning an event to promote your business or just starting to think about it, the LDF team will help you make the most of being part of the Festival. This will include tips and tricks on marketing ideas and services, accessing new audiences, developing your LDF profile, how to showcase your talent, exchanging ideas and developing business contacts, launching new products, entertaining clients, having fun and being part of London’s creative buzz... and much more!