Going It on Your Own with Online Teaching

If you have considered teaching online independent of the large craft platforms, here are some things I have learned that might be worth thinking about.

Hand Knit Finger Puppets Cheer Child Hospital Patients

When the IWK Children’s Hospital announced that they needed more finger puppets, Amy Morais decided it was time to pick up her knitting needles – something she hadn’t done since she was a child.

“I’m really big on helping them,” says Morais. “They saved Melody; she would be here if it wasn’t for them.” Melody is Morais’ 14-year-old daughter who has been going to the Nova Scotia-based hospital since she was a baby and Amy has since donated many hand knit puppets to the project.

Show Report: Craftcation 2017, Ventura, California

Whether you are a successful entrepreneur or a creative mogul-in-waiting, there was much to learn at this year’s Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference, a five-day mix of business, skill-building and creativity for all levels of makers, designers and artists.

Selling Handmade Crafts in Museum Stores

Museum store buyers constantly scout new artisans whose work complements their museums’ missions. Here’s how to get your work into a museum shop.

Avoid Copyright Breaches on Your Multi-Contributor Blog

If you have a multi-contributor craft blog how can you be sure that the posts and images contributors are submitting are original? Fiona Pullen of The Sewing Directory speaks from first hand experience with these expert tips.

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