The craft industry can lend itself to an unexpected romanticism. As hobbyists, there is an excitement over new notions, fabric/yarn, patterns, designers and more. Once a part of the industry, there are other realities related to the desire for “free content”, prevailing practices of paying for work with promises of “exposure” and what customers/hobbyists/consumers have now been accustomed/entitled to.
Today’s podcast episode explores these topics through the experience and observations of Diane Gilleland of Crafty Pod. From the outside looking in, Diane has every measure of success. She has written three books, collaborated with crafty companies, taught and demonstrated at trade shows, produced a well written and read blog along with being one of the early craft podcasting pioneers. As we begin to explore her history and the lingering question of why she left the industry, we cover topics like the definition of success, handing the personal connection to your work and saying thank you. This is a raw and emotional episode meant to be thought provoking so a kind response would be appreciated.
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