I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know Amber Kane of Fabricated Trends, an etsy shopped based out of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This art teacher doesn't just spend all of her time teaching the misspent youth. She divides her time between the classroom and her beloved studio, Village Artisan's Gallery in Boiling Springs, PA. When she's not in the classroom, she spends her time making unique scarves, with her signature style being the "flair" scarf.

So tell me a little about your shop and what you sell...

I sell all handwoven scarves. I am hoping to expand and include tablerunners, but have not yet had the time to make them.

Why did you start selling on Esty? I first began just making scarves for myself, but soon had more then enough and people at work were always asking me to make them scarves, so I decided to begin making them and selling.

Is Etsy a full-time job or is it something you dabble in? Etsy is something that I dabble in. I am a full time art teacher and in grad school. I greatly wish that I had more time to dedicate to etsy. Over the summer when I have off from teaching, I try to put a lot of time into creating inventor for my etsy shop.

How do you keep yourself motivated to keep on selling even if times are slow?
Motivation for making isn't a problem for me. Getting to spend time in my studio is rewarding, and something that I just love doing.

What medium to you use on Etsy?
All textiles.

What are your biggest goals for 2010?
I would like to greatly increase my sales on etsy this year. I sell a lot to people that I know, but have yet to have many sales on etsy. I also have a goal of participating in at least two shows this year, which I recently lined up, and now must create the work.

What advice can you give to those who sign up for Etsy today? You must be patient and not get frustrated. I also like to take time to look at the shops that are doing well, and see what they have in their shop that I don't. I have worked hard at improving my photo quailty.

What is your favorite item you sell in your store? My flair scarves. I love wearing these, and never fail to get a compliment. They dress up an outfit and just make me feel pretty and feminine.

What is your most popular (either by most views or most sales)? My flair scarves.

What is your favorite shop on Etsy?


etsy shop:
blog: http://fabricatedends.blogspot.com

Thank you

Pottery was my first love, and this shop has some really wonderful unique pieces.



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