As more states lift restrictions on in-person gatherings, craft fairs and trade shows are coming back. We talk with attendees and organizers about what they’re anticipating.
Cecilia Louie manipulates long, skinny strands of paper into dragonflies, flowers, letters, and other fanciful quilled art.
Craft trends, pandemic pivoting, and creating a more diverse industry were among more than 25 seminars and discussions at the Creativation+ Featuring Art Materials World’s first virtual trade show.
Through the non-profit Black Girls Sew, fashion designer Hekima Hapa is teaching young people in her neighborhood in New York City sewing and entrepreneurship skills.
Roberta Wax profiles Michelle Morris, creator of SEWN Magazine, a fashion-forward, inclusive publication full of gorgeously photographed clothes and accessories, interviews with designers, and sewing tips and pattern resources.
Roberta Wax breaks down the pros and cons of giving your art away.
Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo spreads her “gospel of glitter” through her craft product lines, books, art, speeches and more.
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused retailers to shut down, many craft businesses were pushed to set up E-commerce for the first time which presented its own challenges.
Lynda Kanase’s experience as a graphic designer and product developer gave her the skills to develop a complete line of crafting tools, including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, brushes, even a die cutting machine, for her new business, i-crafter.
Ten years after founding Benzie Design, Renae Bradley has grown from felt craft hobbyist to successful craft business owner. Read about her approach to business management, Benzie’s growth, and how her business is weathering the COVID-19 pandemic.