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Rachel Filmer


I can help with any questions relating to setting up and running a craft-related business. I have a cake decorating school, and a needle craft business designing and selling luxury knitwear and teaching knitting, crochet and embroidery. I have operated as a sole trader and now a limited company. I can assist with any aspect of running this kind of business, from marketing to book keeping, selling and teaching.

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I have been crafting for twenty years, with specific interest in sugarcraft and knitting. Two years ago, I left a career in events project management to make a living creatively. As well as making all kiss of cakes and handcrafted items, I also teach these skills to both amateurs and professionals, which is the most enjoyable aspect of my business. I run Let's Make Cupcakes, a cupcake school in Bournemouth (England) and Lace & Purls, a new venture teaching needle crafts and selling handmade items. I am passionate about crafts, as well as teaching and business.


I did not focus on crafts during my education, rather I got a BA (Hons.) in Drama & Theatre Arts. However, I've taken many courses from experts in cake decorating and needle crafts, and the rest has been self taught over the past twenty years. I've also taken business courses to help in setting up my own businesses.

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I teach everyone from complete beginners to professional chefs and cake decorators.

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