Show Report: West Coast Craft

Erin Dollar attended West Coast Craft, a juried exhibition of artist and designer craftspeople inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle. She has this report on popular businesses and hot trends.

A Look at the International Yarn Market

Ravelry and Instagram enable knitters to connect with like-minded folks from across the globe and get inspired by projects outside their immediate circle. Together they’re having an lasting impact on yarn shops in Europe.

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.

What’s Trending in Scrapbooking Right Now

Keeping up with trends in scrapbooking these days can be difficult. New products come and go so fast that products disappear just when we discover them. Although we’ve certainly seen a shift away from the traditional scrapbooks of 10 years ago, the art of documenting a life through photos continues to be popular with crafters of all ages. We took a look at what’s popular right now to help you stay on top of what’s trending in the industry.

Onward and Upward! New Survey Indicates the Craft Industry is Growing in Dollars and Scope

The size of the creative industry in the United States was a staggering $44 billion in 2016, up from $30.1 billion in 2011. The Craft and Hobby Association released its new study of the U.S. craft market along with a new name to reflect its more expansive scope: the Association For Creative Industries (AFCI). They also rebranded what was known as the CHA Mega Show as Creativation. “It’s a really good time to be in the creativity business,” says Jamie Gallagher, CEO of Faber Castell USA. His company, based in Cleveland, was one of hundreds of exhibitors in Creativation’s trade show.

Trend Report: Contemporary Paper Quilling

This paper craft fell out of favor for a few decades, but we’re happy to report that there is something of a quiet revolution going on in the quilling world.

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