The Indie Market is a place where local artists and crafts people can come together for an Open Air Market of handmade and vintage goodness. We are located at the corner of South Elm & MLK in Downtown Greensboro. Each Market takes place on the first Friday of every month (April through December) from 4pm - 9pm.
Meet Featured Artist Kirsten Hausman of FlowerThyme!
What is your
and I’m Kirsten Hausman!
What sort of items do
paper flowers; my booth at the Indie Market will be a modern paper flowers
including holiday garlands and my new paper poinsettia plants.
When and how did you
learn your craft?
always enjoyed working with my hands and being crafty, but I taught myself how
to make paper flowers when I was planning my wedding a few years ago.I’ve been creating new designs and
experimenting ever since.
Where do you get your
especially nature.I love scouting new
color combinations and my most popular arrangements are almost always inspired
by nature and wildlife.
How did you get
started doing this as a business?
I’d finally filled our house with paper flowers, my husband subtly encouraged
me to find a new outlet to help share my flowers with others (and move them out
of our home).Around the same time my
sister told me about her Etsy shop and I started my own small shop at as a
hobby/experiment.It kept growing and
last year I made a move that I could not have imagined 3 years ago: I became a
full time artisan/entrepreneur.
Do you have any
advice for other crafters/artisans just starting out?
your own creative business is lots of fun, but it’s also really
challenging.Fill your community with
mentors and people who can offer educated advice – it can be hard to see what
is right in front of your face sometimes, especially when it’s something you
nourish and love.
if you want to do this for real (like build a business and rely on it for your
income), I really encourage you to make a plan.Regardless of what your goals are, write them down and keep them handy.Or better yet, create a full blown business
plan.You don’t have to share your plans
with anyone, but it’s important to remember what your big goals are.
FlowerThyme will be a featured artist
at the First Friday
Indie Market on December 6, 2013.The market is located on the corner of MKL and Elm St in Downtown
Greensboro, NC and is open from 4-9pm.