DIY confab Craftcation lands in Ventura, March 22-25
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Need a craftcation? The Craftcation DIY workshop and indie-business conference takes place in Ventura on March 22 to 25. Started by Delilah Snell and her niece Nicole Stevenson, who also co-produce the Patchwork arts and crafts festival, Craftcation is geared toward anyone who is looking to start a craft-based business. Industry professionals will lead business workshops, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
Events and topics include: how to start a crafty business; maximizing social media; blogging; the ins and outs of indie craft shows; Etsy; wholesaling; merchandising; accounting; legal issues; branding; website design and more. DIY workshops: screenprinting, sewing, canning and preserving, cheesemaking, needle arts, terrariums and edible gardens, organic bath products, jewelry and more. Speakers include Amy Tan, Aida Mollenkamp and Gustavo Arellano.
-- Betty Hallock