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What’s New in Craft: Pressed Flowers

Pressing fresh flowers to preserve their beauty is a timeless craft practiced all over the world. In our latest trends post, we’re exploring modern applications of pressed flowers. Let’s take a look!

Are You Covered? Insurance for Your Craft Business

Whether you’re just beginning to set up your small business or are already established in the crafting industry, it never hurts to imagine, “what if?” What if someone takes a tumble on an icy sidewalk outside your shop? What if you sell a sewing machine that turns out to have an electrical fault? What if a massive hurricane brings floodwaters to your shop? Luckily, you can be your own risk manager and prepare for a great many of these “what ifs” by purchasing insurance for your business. By understanding the coverage options you have, you can protect yourself and your business against the unknown.

What’s New in Craft: Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes, a print made by placing objects like leaves and flowers on sensitive paper or fabric, have been around for a long time (around 150 years, in fact). What’s new is the interesting ways artists and crafts people are using this medium. We explore applications of Cyanotype in textiles, embroidery and mixed media print making in this What’s New in Craft.

Surface Design Symposium

Turn your passion for illustration into a career in surface design. In this day-long symposium co-presented with Spoonflower, you’ll learn from industry experts about marketing, licensing, and developing a personal style. Take a live class in Procreate or Illustrator, and tune in live for our keynote with Bonnie Christine!

What’s New in Craft: Decorative Collars

Crochet and knit collars are trending right now as a fun way to accessorize your outfit or use up spare materials. We round up some designs and patterns in this edition of What’s New in Craft.

What’s New in Craft: Market Bags

Open, airy market and tote bags are a spring and summer trend we have been seeing a lot of lately. Here’s a roundup of where you can find a stylish crochet or macrame bag, or learn to make your own.

Landing Page Builders Round-Up

A well-designed landing page has a single call to action; visitors are asked to do one thing, such as enter their email address, in order to get what they want.

What’s New in Craft: Making Your Own Sandals

Have you ever thought about making your own pair of custom shoes? Sandal making is the latest craft trend we are seeing everywhere. Here’s a roundup of where you can learn the craft of shoe and sandal making.

How These Craft Industry Professionals Stay On Top of Their Instagram DM’s

Craft business owners use Instagram to build community, show process shots, and display a portfolio of work. New opportunities can come in as a result, but it’s all dependent on keeping up with your Direct Messages. We ask a variety of craft business owners how they stay on top of their Instagram DMs.

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