I have had this up my sleeve for a while and am so excited to announce that I have been featured in this wonderful book written by the very talented Carol Brown and published by Raven House Studios. I really wish there was been a book like this available when I had finished university, it covers some really nitty gritty issues that I was never taught about and is a great resource for designers, artists, teachers, students and anyone with their own textiles related business. Carol has interviewed some really inspiring people for this book including textile designer Margo Selby, Wayne Hemingway and Jaana Jatyri who runs the forecasting agency Trendstop among many others, obviously I am beyond flattered to be included with these!.
Carol covers so many areas of running your own business including marketing, trade shows and the legal side including a really useful interview with an image lawyer covering all sorts of issues surrounding copyright. What is really valuable about this book also is the information directory that has been carefully thought out to include contacts from funding bodies, legal support, textile museums , recruitment agencies and all the trend forecasting companies you could ever think of (many I hadn’t heard of). Even if I wasn’t featured in this book I would be recommending it to anyone in this industry, you can now purchase it online at Amazon. Happy Reading!.