I have dreams to open a store and workspace for local crafts people. Offering a bricks and mortar avenue for sellers and space to host workshops and product launch events. It will be a hub for local crafts people to meet the public and increase the understanding of the value and skill of handmade items.
The workspace would be a place to run various craft workshops, run by the makers. Having affordable experiences at the highest standards, we would offer a chance to learn a new skill, take up a hobby or just enjoy a one off experience. We would also be looking at hosting a holiday club or one off sessions for children.
I'm currently looking a property on a high street which would be a great position for both sales and the accessibility for classes. I would like to see the business develop from there, finding a larger space where we could offer affordable studio space to creatives, more workshops, corporate team building days and hire permanent member of teaching staff. I would also like to develop programs aimed at developing our creative team, personal development and business skills.
The money raised from the crowd funding would go towards the initial start up costs, specifically workspaces and benches, tools, materials for classes and the shelving, display cabinets and till systems for the shop space.