BLOGS WE READ
The Collative – Tools, ideas and inspiration for creative freelancers written by Steph Welstead, former Editor of startups.co.uk
The Private Life of a Girl – Creative and small business advice from the designer-maker behind Oh My Clumsy Heart jewellery.
Indie Retail Academy – Every question you’ve had about selling your work answered in super clear, step-by-step advice.
Confessions of a Design Geek – An award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers.
The Design Trust – An online business school for designers and makers, from consultancy to free resources to webinars to talks.
WORKSHOPS WE LOVE
The Old School Club – A creative hub in London for handmade enthusiasts, with a morning creche and evening classes for night owls too.
L O I S – An online shop holding regular workshops in Peckham taught by wonderful independent designer-makers.
London Centre for Book Arts – Letterpress, foil blocking, book binding and other delightful stationery-related courses.
Creative Hub – Creative Hub offers advice and support for small to medium creative businesses in fashion, jewellery, textiles, accessories, soft furnishings, homeware, digital and visual media.
Black Horse Workshop – A public space dedicated to making and mending, just half an hour from the centre of London. They offer open access to a fully equipped wood and metal workshop.