Today I am really excited to tell you about the Folksy Summer School, which is being held on 10th and 11th August in Sheffield, UK. The event is all about two days of learning for designers and makers. Folksy are bringing together creative industry experts in branding, marketing, social media, selling and photography with the aim of giving designers and makers all the tips, info, advice and tools they need to grow their handmade business.
It sounds amazing. There are some great speakers lined up, including John V. Willshire of Smithery, Patricia Van Den Akker Director of the Design Trust, two of my favourite pattern makers, Keith Stephenson & Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns and lots of other inspiring people.
And this is the beautiful venue! It looks like the perfect place to spend a weekend getting inspired, learning lots of very useful stuff and networking with other creatives.
Tickets can be bought now (Day Ticket: £50, Weekend Ticket: £80) and there's an Early Bird Offer on at the moment (Day Ticket: £37.50, Weekend Ticket: £65).
I will be attending on the Saturday and I'm really looking forward to it. If you are a designer/maker this is a great opportunity to learn, connect and get inspired.