Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Crafty Fox Talks

Inspiration, Learning & Sharing

The first edition of Crafty Fox Talks (Creative Journeys) was held on 6 June 2013 at Club Workspace, Kennington. Panel members, Lisa Comfort (Sew Over It), Sam Wingate (Mr Wingate Prints) and Lisa Levis (Ada Rose and Betty & Walter) each provided varied and personal insights into their own creative journeys. 




The third 'Lisa' to complete the line-up was Lisa Rodwell of Wool and the Gang who did an excellent job as Chair, fielding the many audience questions. 



Tips and stories ranged from the practical to the comical. Sam reminded us to think about the meaning of success. He pointed out that although he makes less money than some of his friends, he has a more fulfilling working life. Lisa Comfort spoke of the risks of starting a shop. Her Mum encouraged her to take the leap with the wise words of 'what's the worst that can happen?' Lisa Levis rounded off the Talks with a moving and personal story of walking away from the company bearing her own name and starting over with not one, but two new brands. Each speaker brought a unique flavour to the event and left guests with lots to ponder. 

Guests enjoyed delicious banoffee cupcakes from The Tea's Knees as well as drinks and tunes from the Crafty Fox DJs.

Harriet Riddell provided some surprise entertainment with her embroidered portraits. 

You can find more photos over on our facebook page - thanks to our photographer, Audrey Keogh.

Reviews:
Knitting on Trains has provided a useful summary of the discussion and there is also a helpful review at I Love Markets. You can follow the chat on twitter by searching #CraftyFoxTalks.

Next Event:
Coming soon - Crafty Fox Talks: How to do your own PR. Thursday 15 Aug - Camden. Sign up to our mailing list for all the details. 

Goodie Bag Give-Away!
We can’t quite believe it but somewhere in the haze of last week @craftyfoxmarket hit 5000 twitter followers. To celebrate, we are giving away a fabulous goodie bag from our recent Crafty Fox Talks. It includes a purse from Lisa Levis's new line, Ada Rose worth £40, a rabbit shaped gift box and decorations from Self-Packaging, a copy of magazines Mollie Makes and The Simple Things, a tote bag from Etsy.com and some Crafty Fox stickers!



This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winner Rebecca Fletcher (Becky Sue). 

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