Business Profile: The Unlikely Road of the Thread Cutterz

Vance Zahorski’s clever invention is a wearable ring with recessed blades for quickly and safely cutting thread or fishing line. In November of 2016 Zahorski was on the TV show Shark Tank where contestants pitch their product to real investors. Zahorski’s pitch was successful, and he secured an investment of $130,000 in exchange for a 30% stake in the company and that’s when Thread Cutterz really took off.

Low Poly Crafts Bring Dimension to DIY

The Canadian couple behind Low Poly Crafts is taking low poly art higher, creating 3D do-it-yourself kits that are fun, artistic, and relaxing to make.

On the Road with Vacilando Quilting Company

From the giant redwoods of Big Sur to the vast emptiness and desert mountains of Western Texas, Laura Preston finds creative inspiration in the many landscapes she inhabits.

On the Loom with Maryanne Moodie

With studio space in New York and a home base in Australia, Maryanne Moodie has quickly become a household name among weaving enthusiasts around the globe.

Lessons in Layers: Sewing and Social Justice

The Social Justice Sewing Academy merges the social justice conversation with sewing. It helps build students up and allows them to thrive in a positive setting.

CIA Member Profile: Crochet Designer Stacey Trock of FreshStitches

Stacey Trock was a grad student studying linguistics with a focus on child language acquisition when she made a bold move that raised eyebrows in her department. She decided to skip shopping for a tenure track university job and instead prepared to launch a crochet business after graduation.

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