Sharnee Thorpe: Becoming A Textile Designer to the Trials & Triumphs of Wandering Folk
Sharnee Thorpe is a freelance textile designer and the founder of Wandering Folk. In this episode we speak about the process of developing textile designs, how Sharnee built a reputation as a pattern designer and how she has grown Wandering Folk so effectively.
Three key takeaway points from this episode are:
Build a portfolio and don’t be afraid to cold email new clients
Starting your own business (like picnic rugs) is 10% creative and 90% hustle and hard work
Take your time to get the product right, don’t rush this process as it could effect your brand massively.
Having Wandering Folk is about 10% creative and 90% business, there’s so much business that goes into it, that I didn’t really think about when I was starting out. Getting to do to the photoshoots and design the prints is such a small part of it.
Wandering Folk website here and Instagram here.