Thursday, August 23, 2012

Business Basics

Last weekend I started a new course. It's called "Make Craft Your Business"--run by Thornbury Women's Neighbourhood House in a nearby suburb. I feel the need for focus and motivation with my textile art. I'm hoping to make some progress in a non-threatening way. The first session was encouraging--very! I set myself the target of working on a business card this week. It's not homework, just something I picked out of the discussion as a step forward for me.

Now I have some choices to make. How much time and effort do I want to put into this little step. Can I do it myself or do I need to have it professionally printed? What about free business cards? Here's my effort so far:
These are home-made: printed on my inkjet printer and cut by hand on a little guilloitine. I wanted to see how my idea of attaching a little strand of handspun yarn to each card would work out before I took the idea any further.

And in case you're wondering about the etsy and madeit shops whose addresses you can see on the card if you have very good eyesight. At this stage they are dreams and aspirations, but they will eventually need a place on the card, so I put them on the draft rather than waiting until later.


Teresa said...

Love the business cards. Appropriate, simple and eye-catching. Well done!

Chiara Z said...

thanks:) I took for a test drive to the class today

Dee said...

I really like the yarn on the side - pure genius.
They look better in white than I thought they would. I guess the trick will be getting a thick enough card through the printer. What other feedback have you got?

Chiara Z said...

Quite positive actually, so I've printed a bunch to use. I can always refine later.