Create a career - start a craft business

Have you got a yearning to make money from your passion? Perhaps turn it into a full-time career? Read on to discover what opportunities we have to help you follow your creative dreams...


Are you looking to change career paths? 

Thinking about starting a new business? 

Want to become a sewing machine mechanic?
We are lucky to work with incredibly talented craftsmen, women and people everyday that work tirelessly to support and inspire the creatives of the future and to keep traditional and modern crafting alive.

Some of our Makers take this a step further and offer workshops that encourage their students to pursue full-time creative careers. One such maker is Karen at Aztec Kreative Studio. Karen is offering a residential workshop for 5 days, all-inclusive, to train students to become sewing machine mechanics!

We all know how frustrating it is when our sewing machine breaks down!

Kick start your brand new career as a domestic lockstitch sewing machine mechanic and become your own boss in no time!

Gain invaluable experience on the ins and outs of sewing machine repair and be able to build up your own business in no time, all thanks to this informative and insightful course brought to you by Artizan Training, who have a wealth of knowledge in the industry of sewing machine repair. The course will be delivered by qualified and highly experienced training instructors. 

Did you know that sewing machine mechanic’s are sought after? There is a very high demand, and Artizan Training will help get you on track to being a qualified mechanic with this fantastic intense 5 day residential course that is guaranteed to please. 

This course is packed full of all you need to become an incredible lockstitch sewing machine mechanic and is designed for you to develop both practical and technical skills. By the end of the course, you will fully understand the inner workings of a range of makes and models of domestic sewing machines such as Bernina, Singer, Pfaff and Juki, plus you will be able to identify problems and learn how to get to the heart of the problem by trouble shooting. 

You will learn all this and more from the comfort of the stunning Birch Hotel in Hayward’s Heath, where you will enjoy a 5 night stay plus breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the price. 

On successful completion of the course, you will come away with an advanced mechanical certificate of competence, a starter tool kit, Artizan Training’s fantastic must-have “U-Fix It Book” and a new domestic lockstitch machine. That’s not all - you will also receive 3 months after course support, where you will be offered further guidance post course if needed.

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Other options available: 

Candle making business:

Make your own candles and wax melts
An introduction to candle making as a business
The White Candle Company

This lovely Suffolk workshop is designed for total beginners, or those just starting out. It is beneficial for anyone considering starting a candle making business, giving you the tools to go away and start the experimenting you will need to do to make your business a success.

Build your candle making brand
Create your dream candle making business
The Scent Styling Company

Based in a gorgeous Derbyshire studio, join Jane to begin your journey to building your candle making business and your brand identity. 

Upcycling business:

Start an upcycling business
Build your own furniture upcycling business
Dotty Diva Designs - Millard Interiors

Want to know the ins and out of starting up your own furniture up-cycle business? A one to one day full of answered questions to help you start up your own business. Join Michelle for this amazing workshop, she is an ex Annie Sloan stockist and now online seller and retailer. She has over 10 years of retail experience.

Sell and teach crafts online: 

Learn how to teach crafts online
How to teach art and craft workshops and courses online
Sally Evans at Craft Workshops

Over 8 weeks learn how to teach your arts and crafts skills online so you can increase your income, stop the stressful roller-coaster of unpredictable sales, and grow your businesses through reaching more people, online, who are looking for your help.

Want to learn more? Check-out more options available to you right here.>

Want to join our Maker community?

Would you like to earn an income from your creative passion? You too can promote your craft workshops, online classes, craft kits & finished items through CraftCourses. It is totally free to sign up and add listings, we will only take a payment once we have secured you a booking or order. It's easy to do, please sign up and if you have any questions that we can help with don't hesitate to contact us. 

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