Practical costing and pricing for Makers

Friday 19th May 2017

Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust and a well-known creative business adviser and trainer, will be running a lively and practical morning session on costing and pricing your crafts. She will get you into action, start thinking about your own situation and implementing changes straight away. In this morning workshop you will calculate the cost price of one of your craft products, and also the wholesale price, retail price and your hourly rate.  Patricia will lead you through common pricing mistakes and pricing strategies with a view to making your creative business more sustainable and profitable.  Suitable for both new and more established makers.

This workshop is run in collaboration with Emergents, a community interest company that aims to support the development of creative careers, enterprise and the economy in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and beyond.  The work of XpoNorth Crafts, Fashion and Textiles through Emergents is funded by HIE (through European ERDF funds) and is a key part of HIE’s support strategy for the creative industries in the Highlands and Islands. 

To book a place on our workshop and to register your interest for a 121 with Patricia van den Akker, apply online at