Novice artisans face many difficulties as they start to design original work. Here are four of the biggest challenges, and some ways to conquer them.
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Welcome to Creating Craft!
If you've dreamed of creating craftwork that others admire with awe, or making well-designed pieces to sell at high-end craft shows, you're in the right place!
Here on my website you'll find resources to help you create beautiful work that is practical to make and sell. You'll learn how to:
- Design work that knocks people's socks off
- Make better craftwork faster, using a powerful new process to develop original pieces
- Make the most of your limited studio time
- Improve your creations constantly through regular, enjoyable critiques
I'm Tien Chiu, and I've been a textile artist for over three decades. I've won many awards for my art, and my work has been featured on the cover of Handwoven Magazine. To help you make your leap to mastery, I've also written a book, Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work, which teaches a powerful new approach to creation.
I'm here to guide you to the same success I found - only much, much faster.
Mistakes are inevitable when creating original work. And the later you find the mistakes in your work, the more expensive and difficult to fix. So instead of designing the entire piece up front, evaluate and tweak your design frequently, If you make (and correct) your mistakes early and often, you’ll find a quicker path to success.