From Craft to Career

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Have you ever dreamt of ditching the day job and turning your passion for making into a profitable business?

As part of the Forum’s Norfolk Makers’ Festival, the Business & Intellectual Property Centre Norfolk have brought together a group of inspiring local business owners to share their stories and spill the beans on how they’ve created successful enterprises out of the crafts they love.

The panellists use online platforms like Etsy, as well as blogs and social media, to build followings and strengthen their brands – making the most of their intellectual property.

How did these makers set-up their businesses and what have they learnt along the way? What successes have they had and what did they wish they’d known when they first started?

This free evening talk will be compered by the Forum Trust’s Jayne Evans, the organiser of Norfolk Makers’ Festival and a keen crocheter and dressmaker herself. Guests in the audience are encouraged to ask questions.

This is free but booking is essential Book here via Eventbrite


Stephanie Binks – Button and Loop children’s clothes

Etsy: buttonandloop

Facebook: buttonandloop

Instagram buttonandloop

Gabriella Ditton – Illustrator / Animator / Director



Instagram: gabrielladitton

Ray Noakes – Sculpture, Artist & Maker of Props & Primitive Projectiles!


Facebook: primitiveprojectileworkshops

Instagram: primitiveprojectileworkshops

Watch this space for more speakers as they’re confirmed!

This event has been organised by the Business & IP Centre Norfolk in partnership with Norfolk Makers’ Festival 2019.