Yarn Industry News Update: July 2020

Each quarter we round up the latest news from the yarn industry including acquisitions, closures, bankruptcies, events, and more.

Yarn Industry News Update: April 2020

Once per quarter Stacey Trock rounds up news from the yarn industry and in the spring of 2020 most of the news revolves around COVID-19 cancellations as well as the ingenuity and innovation the crisis has inspired in yarn-based businesses.

Knitrino is an App Poised to Disrupt the Knitting World

Knitrino is a new app that aims to disrupt the knitting pattern world by integrating all of the information a knitter needs including row-by-row pattern instructions, a progress keeper, a note-taking feature, and a colorwork option that shows color charts in the knitter’s selected yarn colors.

Yarn Industry News Update: January 2020

Catch up on what’s happening in the yarn industry including increased fragmentation, boycott lists, ‘craft dabbling’ and fundraisers for Australia in our latest yarn industry news update from Stacey Trock.

When Should You Hire Help?

Most of us begin our businesses as one-person shows. We make our product, take the photos, make the listings on Etsy and answer the emails. And that’s great! Starting small (with as little debt as possible) is a good way to begin your business. You’re agile with your product, can test what’s working with your customers and get a hands-on feel for what needs to change. But at some point it may be wise to hire help so that you can grow and professionalize. Here’s how to know when.

Report from TNNA Spring 2016

The National Needlearts Show (TNNA) took place in Washington D.C. this weekend. Crochet designer Stacey Trock brings us this report.

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