For ArtistsHow to

how to copyright a logo

When you are trying to establish your design brand, your logo is key. You therefore don’t want anyone else to pinch your amazing logo design. You want to protect it as your own intellectual property. Knowing how to copyright and how to trademark a logo it is an integral step when it comes to setting […]

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how to organise an art exhibition

It’s no secret that showcasing your artwork in an exhibition can be a little bit daunting. Whilst exhibiting your pieces definitely opens up your art to a wider audience, there’s always the lingering worry of negative feedback. But it’s a risk worth taking. For emerging and established artists alike, the exposure is vital and is […]

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Adding your logo to things can make it instantly recognisable as yours. If you’re trying to build your very own product empire then you need to know how to print a logo on fabric whilst keeping the variety in your range that you intended. How to Transfer a Logo Onto Fabric So we now know […]

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types of applique

You’re into sewing and want to master the next stage of the art? Find out more about the different styles and types of applique and which projects they are best for. But let’s start with the basics. What is Applique? Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or an experimental designer, the art of applique is sure […]

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design your own head scarf

We express ourselves in so many different ways, from makeup and hair styles to tattoos and music preferences. Fashion, however, offers a different kind of empowerment in that the creative opportunities are limitless. Want to wear clashing colours, textures and patterns? Do it. Want to create a fusion between vintage and modern trends? Go for it.   Though […]

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effects of arts and crafts movement

What was the Arts and Crafts Movement? The Arts and Crafts movement was an international trend focused on the decorative and fine arts. It stood for simple forms of traditional craftsmanship and often featured decoration styles with folky, romantic or medieval influences. The term itself was first coined by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson in 1887, despite having […]

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what is scuba fabric

What is Scuba Fabric? Scuba is the fashion variety of the well known Neoprene material (also known as Chloroprene rubber). A double knit fabric that is normally a poly which has been mixed with Lycra or Spandex. It has a very smooth texture and a fine gauge thread. Scuba fabric is very springy. Another variety, […]

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ways to wear your neck warmer

What is a neck warmer? If you’re a camping or hiking fanatic, you may have heard of a neck warmer, neck gaiter or tube scarf. An elasticated tube-shaped piece of material which is amazingly versatile and often used during outdoor excursions or sports. There are endless ways how to wear a neck warmer. This single […]

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how to get my art noticed

So, you’re an artist. You have a selection of outstanding work, and you’ve taken the time to design some awesome products with Contrado. Everyone that sees your offering is in awe, yet still, nobody seems to be finding it. So, how do you break the ‘starving artist’ cliché and answer the ‘how to get my […]

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creative careers for introvert artists

Creating a work life balance that suits you can be difficult. It’s a search that is made so much harder when you’re introverted. What if I told you that you can indulge your creativity, make some money and what’s more important, you don’t have to compromise your introvert nature? Well, guess what? You CAN! There […]