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Yodomo - helping creativity to prosper

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2018
The lowdown on Yodomo, the platform that's helping creative learning prosper, combining quality instructional video with e-commerce. The internet is an invaluable tool; the sum of all human knowledge at our fingertips. And also it has cats. If you want to learn how to do something - almost anything - there are guides and courses and talented amateurs sharing their knowledge and experience. ...
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Startup of the Week - Boxcitement

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th April 2016
Fancy coming home from work and seeing that the postie has delivered a box of “exciting things” as opposed to the usual bills, junk mail and seemingly obligatory flyer from a new local takeaway? Yep. Us too. Now, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week that is entirely possible. Boxcitement is a subscription service which delivers a box of uniquely designed surprise treats to you...
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Startup of the Week - Just Got Made

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th January 2015
Over the last few years the UK has seen a real resurgence in small scale manufacturing - with artisan craftspeople and independent designers and makers alike helping to give the economy a well needed creative boost. This resurgence in ‘making’ has in turn led to the creation of our latest Startup of the Week. Just Got Made is an online platform where designers and makers can connect...
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Crafts, Places to sell your crafts online.

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2014
Crafts have seen an incredible resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Hobbies that had, for many years, been resigned to the column headed ‘boring, old lady interests’, suddenly found themselves squarely within the realm ‘fun interesting pastimes’ or, dare we say it, even ‘Cool’. Ceramics, quilting, pottery, embroidery, weaving, knitting, crocheting,...
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Hampshire Town gets Craftbombed!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2014
A lovely little yarn now for all ye fond of happy woolen surprises. The market town of New Milton in Hampshire got a welcome shock a few weeks ago as it arose one morning to find its Station Road transformed into an Alice in Wonderland-esque scene. As if from nowhere knitted covers, bunting, soft toys and other craft items adorned the length and breadth of the street transforming familiar town f...
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The Handmade Fair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2014
Whereas just a few years ago, Kirstie Allsopp was known primarily for her tv shows where she helped buyers find their ideal homes, this has now been somewhat overshadowed by her seemingly all-consuming passion for crafts, vintage and all things handmade. Whether it’s upcycling or candle making, her enthusiasm is admittedly pretty infectious.So then...we’ve had the shows, we’ve ha...
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Startup of the Week - toucanBox

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2013
If you’re a parent you’ll know only too well how hard it can sometimes be to keep your kids entertained, especially when the weather is not the best and outdoor activities are perhaps less than appealing.Well, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, keeping your kids engaged for hours regardless of what the weather is like has just got a whole lot easier. toucanBox is a subscription...
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How to Price Handmade Goods and Crafts

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th April 2013
If you are starting a craft business, chances are you are doing it because you are following your passion. More than likely it is a hobby that has just taken on a life of its own or that you want to dedicate proper time to, as opposed to whiling away the hours in a regular job. Being able to do something you love every day? Well...it’s not really like work then is it?The thing to remember th...
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Crafts Council Conference 2012

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
If you want to learn how craft contributes to innovation and enterprise, attending this year’s Crafts Council Conference is a must.This year’s Crafts Council Conference takes place at the RIBA, London on September 20th. The aim of “Assemble” is to bring people together to discuss the contribution that craft makes to innovation and enterprise and also the relationship betwee...
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Top 10 Places to sell Crafts online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th July 2012
Back in 2012 when this article was first published online craft platforms where growing in popularity. Now they are a massive and fundemental sales channel for craftsfolk, upcyclers and artisans everywhere. Of course whilst the internet has of course had a somewhat negative impact on retail and our traditional high streets, one of the more positive things it has done is brought abou...
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