Linda de Ruiter of Tall Yarn 'n Tales
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Can you turn your craft hobby into a business?

6 May 2013 Last updated at 00:03 BST

How easy is it to turn your hobby into a profitable business?

BBC News went to a craft event to meet three people who have done just that: yarn maker Linda de Ruiter of Tall Yarn 'n Tales, cushion and canvas maker Helen McAllister of Helkat Design, and Ray Hedley of Riverbank Woodcrafts who makes wooden sewing boxes and church furniture.