Cara owns a successful Etsy embroidery business. She receives many orders for her top selling flower pattern so she's constantly making it over and over again out of her home studio.
When Cara takes a break she opens Instagram and looks at the work of other embroidery artists. She sees amazing examples that are far more creative that her own patterns. Cara doesn't engage on the platform except for a few likes and then she goes back to work.
Thinking about the fancier patterns she saw on Instagram, Cara stops by her local supply shop. She checks their class listing (she even teaches one class) but they are all for beginners. She isn't sure how to learn the new skills she needs to push her art into a more advanced category.
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That night, Cara googles again for inspiration. She comes across an ecommerce platform/artist community called Faire. She is surprised to see the names of some of her favorite artists in the member listing.
Cara reads that Faire helps artists learn skills from one another. She's been searching for classes in her neighborhood but they are all geared towards beginners. She decides to apply to the platform that day.
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Cara is accepted and joins a 'circle' or a group of artists who meet weekly to discuss embroidery techniques. During her first circle meeting, Bridget, the moderator, teaches her a new technique for French knots which she quickly adopts in her new work.
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