I am trying to find little independent shops and galleries around the UK to stock my handmade and lovingly crafted embroidery hoops. I have enquired at a few shops about stocking my items but I haven’t had any luck as of yet. I am quite a scaredy cat wen it comes to promoting and getting my work out there…. so I need to work on that.
I have been reading online articles and blogs about how to get your work into stores. I initially wanted to introduce myself online and create a relationship with retailers that way… however it seems best way of doing it is to go into the store of your choosing and show them your products. If you want to read more here is a blog post on the telegraph by Jeremy Carson, founder of 100bodycare.
I think it is all about being confident in your own product and hoping that other people see this too…
I will keep you updated on what progress I make with getting my work into shops.