So, I've thought of this, seen it mentioned by other Craftsters, and then had the idea voiced by my own mother. All completely independantly. Now I'm wondering what it would actually take to set something like this up.
I want a craft shop. Badly. I want to sell supplies. I want to display the work of local artists. And, more than anything, I want to create a place where people can come together, take classes, and share ideas. I want a space that people can consider their own personal craft room. I want people to come in and be comfortable bringing in their friends, children, parents, just to visit.
I'm not sure what the best strategy would be. Perhaps start off with supplies, books, and classes on a few popular crafts, and then add as people show interest? What crafts would you enjoy doing in a public environment?
I'm also thinking of a vaguely tea-shop, cozy decorating theme. Do you think this would feel to formal for people to be comfortable?
Help me! I want this SO badly!