After much discussion and planning, my husband and I are seriously considering opening our own feltmaking and fiber art studio/shop. It is still very, very tentative and up for debate because there is quite a lot to consider from the creative to the business itself. Personally, I really want a place to teach classes on needle, wet, and nuno felting. (I get quite a lot of requests for instruction on my techniques.) We'd also like to sell my own creations along with some fiber art kits and supplies. This is something that we've been discussing for a long time. It is just recently that we've felt it is the right time to proceed and see what our options are locally. Honestly, I'm not sure if anything at all will come of it, but I am enjoying the research that we are doing to explore the possibilities.
Now on to the favor . . . (since you have the inside scoop on why I am asking)
Pretty please take a few seconds to vote on your choices in the poll located at the top left side bar on my blog. It is just a few basic questions that I've been wondering about when deciding how to expand my funky felter business online and with the prospect of having a public studio/shop too. I would sincerely appreciate your input! Thanks a bunch in advance!
Oh, and if you have any personal experience on having your own studio and/or shop, or just want to add your two cents about it all, please leave a comment.
P.S. it has come to my attention that you can't actually choose more than one option when voting, but you are welcome to vote multiple times for your choices. I thought that I had set the poll up for multiple answers, but apparently not, and now I can not change the settings - bummer!