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From teaching to running her own craft workshops and creating her vibrant handmade quilts (and more), Darcy Hunter is learning how to stay balanced while growing her business on Etsy.
Darcy runs the Etsy shop Darcy Doodle Quilts and she’s been selling on Etsy since 2014. As an artist, Darcy’s creations vary and she says it’s because fiber art is a very versatile medium that allows her to use a wide range of hand dyed and commercial fabrics, yarns, wool roving, beads, and objects found in nature in the products she creates.
Looking at her designs, it is evident that her work is greatly inspired by nature and one of the things she now offers in her Etsy shop is digital patterns to help others re-create her designs for themselves.
- Learning to create pattern designs for printables
- Handling customer expectations
- Balancing work life and a business
- The ins and outs of running online workshops
- Participating in local Etsy teams and virtual markets
- And more…
Darcy’s Etsy Shop ShoutOuts
- Tuckamoor Wild – run by Lois (at the time of writing this post, her shop was not open)
- Thread Noodle – run by Isobel Moore where she sells her original embroidered artwork and embroidery kits
- Alison Whateley Design – Alison is a textile artist based in the UK and she makes and sells prints, greeting cards, stationery, textile art kits, etc. that feature her original artwork
- Course Craft – online course creation platform
- eRank – Etsy keyword research (and more) tool
- Starla Moore – Etsy educator with an active YouTube channel and founder of the Handmade Alpha Academy
- Amy Eaton – professional photographer and educator with a YouTube channel where she shares product photography tips and more. Also on her website.