How often have you squinted at a PowerPoint slide trying to make out tiny print? Or zoned out on what the speaker was saying because they were simply reading from their slides? Creating an effective PowerPoint slide deck will enhance your presentation and keep your audience engaged.
Many sewists know Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness thanks to her twice-weekly live videos that feature everything from demos to Q&A, reviews, and even giveaways. But there’s something many of Sara’s customers may be surprised to know: She is a very shy introvert.
In the wake of h + h 2019, the biggest trade craft fair for the German market, the German industry association, Initiative Handarbeiten, has published a review of the German craft market over the last 5 years.
The yarn industry appears to be in the midst of industry-wide consolidation, with this quarter seeing even more acquisitions/mergers. Diversity in the industry and concerns over the inclusion of knitters/crocheters of all races, religions, genders, ages, sizes and socio-economic statuses has been the largest topic of discussion this quarter. Although the topic has simmered for years (decades?), the popular discussion began on Instagram in February and began on Instagram before moving to other social media networks and live events. Here’s a roundup of the latest news.
Publishing houses are constantly evolving. They’re looking at trends and always in search of the next great idea. Use this chart to get a sense of what each house has published and how to contact them.
Get ready to be inspired! These talented handmade artists craft unique and amazing jewelry. There’s a lot of talent in the handmade jewelry space, here are 10 who’s designs and Instagram feeds inspire us every day!
Once you have completed our 30-point checklist, you’ll not only have looked into your blog’s overall performance, you’ll have discovered some easy tweaks that will get you more attention from your audience.
Craftcation, the five-day business and makers’ conference held in Ventura, California, has once again served up a delightful mix of hands-on craft workshops, business classes, and problem-solving “think tanks” geared to makers and creative entrepreneurs. The event, which ran from April 3-7 and is now in its 8th year, attracted about 500 people, including presenters, sponsors, staff, and volunteers, many looking to start, build or refine their businesses while having fun and learning new skills. Roberta Wax was there and brings us this report.
Set within view of Washington State’s majestic Mt. Rainier, the 35th annual Sewing and Stitchery Expo took place February 28th – March 3rd. According to organizers, a record number of attendees shopped over 400 vendors and took over 100 classes per day from industry experts at this year’s show. Unique in the world of sewing shows, the Sewing and Stitchery Expo is owned and managed by non-profit Washington State University and is the largest consumer sewing show in the USA. Attendees and business owners come from all over the US, Canada, and several other countries. Annette Millard was there and brings us this report.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 15 million American adults suffer from this disorder, which can seriously and negatively affect one’s life, from social to business.