Clever crafters are hacking IKEA furniture to create organizational solutions for the craft studio. Check out these fun, practical ideas.
Sourcing on Alibaba allows you to get customized products for you to sell at a fraction of the cost, but be aware of this advice before you begin.
Laura Zander, founder of Jimmy Beans Wool, has been incredibly successful at getting press for her business. She says the most important thing is to understand what your story is really about and to reach out and tell it.
In the company’s second quarter 2019 earnings report Michaels CEO Mark Cosby promised to serve the dedicated maker rather than the novice.
For Fuzzy Goat Yarns in Thomasville, Georgia, community comes first. They partner with local businesses and 90% of their products are independently made.
The designers of Our Common Thread, a stitching collective, are on a mission to change the reputation of needlepoint from stodgy and old-fashioned to hip and modern.
Twitch is a live streaming platform mainly used by gamers, but now crafters are using it show what they’re making and build community at the same time.
Some crafters have begun creating video content for TikTok, the social media app that’s with 1 billion active users (mostly teenagers). Content creators are recording DIY painting, sewing, and drawing tutorials and they’re finding significant audiences on this new social platform.
Heather Jones, who uses textiles as other artists use paint to create bold contemporary work, is one of 16 artists selected as the first artists-in-residence at Black Rock Senegal, a new artist’s retreat in Senegal, West Africa.
Paper Doll Blanket is a business started by two sisters who have learned over time how to create a product that meets their customers’ desires and is economical to produce. It’s been a learning curve, but they’ve embraced each step along the way.