Color Palettes Palette, Pattern, Print

Color- Palette, Pattern, Print is an Intro to design utilizing social media tools and resources.  it is one of a series of “How To’s” I conduct  and currently in the process of adapting for online presentations. Add your name to the newsletter signup  (at right)  for details on next session. Social channels today provide us … Continue reading

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Skill and Product Development for the Modern Cottage industry

Skill development and education for those entering the Cottage Industry 3.0, education can  run from   “You Tube University” or “Local Classes”  to DIY experimentation.  As a supplement to guided learning that may be fine, however as a stand alone option much is lost! Moving from a DIY project to a product service or merchandise … Continue reading

Manic for Marbling- How to marble with shaving cream

Marbling is one way to create unique fabrics for your designs. In a NY  Apartment  space is an issue here is a simple technique that you can adapt in your own style!  join our Open Sew group on Google Plus for more of these. Silhouette- Pattern- Surface- Fabrication- Notions- Trim-  etc all go into creating a … Continue reading

Social Commerce- What They Don’t Teach You at YouTube University

There is only so much you can learn at “The University of  Youtube”!  The young man that brought this to  light was earnest and frank in his assessment of what he needed. He had learned screen-printing using  lessons on YouTube. Now in “business” for himself he realized he needed a hands on class, mentors with  experience, and … Continue reading

Social Commerce – Telling Your Products story – How to

You are proactively selling when sharing your design story.  I’ll say it again, You are not giving away a favor to editors , when you share, or by allowing others to share your story! Marketing cost and if I, or anyone else, offer to help you market understand the value of that! Yes your design has a story… Social … Continue reading

Sample Product Listing Guide

Information should be included  that would inform, a potential  buyer on the product. IF not in the posting on the social network, then on the product page of your site (recommended) . Choose an e-commerce or blog system, system that allows multiple images- above is a simulation of gallery system with feature image! The following is … Continue reading