craft business stuff – Robin Wood http://www.robin-wood.co.uk Beautifully handcrafted woodware Sun, 04 Sep 2016 13:43:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 welcome to my new blog and website http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/09/welcome-to-my-new-blog-and-website/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/10/09/welcome-to-my-new-blog-and-website/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:57:31 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=14117

Well here is my new blog and website. Hopefully regular blog readers will have found your links brought you straight through to the new site.  It has been live for a couple of weeks whilst we ironed out glitches before saying goodbye to the old blogger site. It has been a crazy few weeks completing […]

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new blog new website coming soon http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/07/25/new-blog-new-website-coming-soon/ Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:19:18 +0000 http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/?p=13602

How time flies, it has been over 5 years since I started this blog and over 3 since my last minor website update. Big changes are coming next week, I hope regular blog readers will find your links just redirect through seamlessly to the all new integrated website and blog.   The new site will be simple, […]

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How to price craft work, business advice for craftspeople. http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/06/15/how-to-price-craft-work-business-advice-for-craftspeople/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/06/15/how-to-price-craft-work-business-advice-for-craftspeople/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:49:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/06/15/how-to-price-craft-work-business-advice-for-craftspeople

How to price craft work is probably the single hardest issue for anyone in the craft business whether just starting out and selling the first few pieces or having been running a business for many years it is something we all struggle with. How should you put a price on your work? I hope this […]

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Prince’s Craft Pavilion Ideal Home Show London http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/04/22/princes-craft-pavilion-ideal-home-show-london/ Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:35:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/04/22/princes-craft-pavilion-ideal-home-show-london With my Heritage Crafts Association hat on I helped organise 18 different craftspeople demonstrating over the 18 days of the Ideal Home Show in London. Here are some pictures.Phil Gregson Wheelwright Wendy Shorter Upholstery Beth Tilston Scyther a bunch more of Phil with my daughter Jojo helping out

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Ideal Home Show and new craft awards http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/03/13/ideal-home-show-and-new-craft-awards/ Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:38:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/03/13/ideal-home-show-and-new-craft-awards Off to London tomorrow 4.30am start to judge the winners of the new national craft awards  Then 3 days carving spoons in front of the masses at the Ideal Home Show and maybe if I am lucky selling some bowls. Come and say hello if you are down that way. If you miss me this […]

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“Crafted” business advice for craftspeople http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/01/29/crafted-business-advice-for-craftspeople/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/01/29/crafted-business-advice-for-craftspeople/#comments Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:49:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2013/01/29/crafted-business-advice-for-craftspeople Like all craftspeople I love making my work, I love my raw materials, I love my old tools and tools I have made myself, I love the process of making, I love hearing from customers that use my bowls and spoons. Like most craftspeople I don’t enjoy trying to sell my work, or running the […]

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craftpeople are you selling your heart and soul? http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/12/23/craftpeople-are-you-selling-your-heart-and-soul/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/12/23/craftpeople-are-you-selling-your-heart-and-soul/#comments Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:39:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/12/23/craftpeople-are-you-selling-your-heart-and-soul I think it is common for craftspeople to have very ambivalent feelings about selling their work. On the one hand it can be a wonderful experience when we meet someone who really apreciates what we are doing and will enjoy the objects we make, on the other it can leave us feeling cheapened, as if […]

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Traditional crafts mapping project, are you on the map? http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/06/06/traditional-crafts-mapping-project-are-you-on-the-map/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/06/06/traditional-crafts-mapping-project-are-you-on-the-map/#comments Sun, 06 Jun 2010 10:10:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/06/06/traditional-crafts-mapping-project-are-you-on-map The Heritage Crafts Association have launched a map of traditional craftspeople in the UK. This great map allows you to zoom in to your county or area and follow links to websites or get contact details of interesting traditional craftspeople to visit or commission. If you are a traditional craftsperson and not on the map […]

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crafts, environmentalism and green woodwork http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/05/11/crafts-environmentalism-and-green-woodwork/ http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/05/11/crafts-environmentalism-and-green-woodwork/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 09:01:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/05/11/crafts-environmentalism-and-green-woodwork Is craft environmental friendly? There have been a spate of “craft and environmentalism” conferences recently, I haven’t attended any, the last one was in Plymouth so the choice was a day each way on the train or an hour in a plane, many folk flew. I have had a very long standing interest in environmentalism […]

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new blog layout http://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/05/04/new-blog-layout/ Tue, 04 May 2010 08:13:00 +0000 http://robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/05/04/new-blog-layout I hope regular readers are not put off by the new blog layout. I am not very technically minded which is why blogging software works well for me, it is so easy to use. Having said that I look at friends who  blog with wordpress or typepad which seem to integrate much more easily to […]

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