How I Got That Gig: Absolut Vodka + Libs Elliott

We’re excited to launch a new series, How I Got That Gig, in which we ask craft industry professionals to tell us the story behind a great commission, job, freelance opportunity, or contract. The first story is from quilter, Libs Elliot, who recently designed a label for the Absolute Canada commemorative bottle.

Cosy Project Not so Cozy for Some

Cosy Project catches designers by surprise by selling digital versions of their patterns previously published in magazines.

Best Practices for Vetting Craft Instructors

In the absence of a national platform for assessing craft teachers and class experience, show owners and event organizers are on their own for vetting instructors. Some best practices are emerging, especially as students’ expectations rise and professional teachers raise standards.

Changes to Interweave Yarn Fest Contract Shift Financial Risk and Promotional Burden from Show Organizers to Teachers

#FairFiberWage was a trending topic on Twitter last week after fiber arts teacher Abby Franquemont published a piece on Medium entitled, What Does It Cost to Hire Top Talent in the Fiber Arts? I’m Glad You Asked. The conversation was spurred by the latest contract offered by F+W Media to Interweave Yarn Fest teachers. We explore what the contract looks like now and what the implications are for teachers at this show.

The Art of Crafting Book Contracts

How to read craft book contracts and what you should consider when negotiating, by expert Kate McKean, a literary agent with 12 years of experience.

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