Crafters Reflect on the Closure of Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Many of us can relate, finding joy in the carefully curated scenes and aspirational tips and tricks that magazines compile. Sadly, the days of the thick print magazine feel numbered. This past June, another giant joined the long list of publications no longer in print, Martha Stewart Living. We reflect on the magazine and it’s impact on the craft industry.

Navigating the Public Domain: What Craft Businesses Need to Know

For crafters and other creators, the public domain is a goldmine of opportunity for inspiration and material for their creative work. There are, however, a lot of misconceptions about what “public domain” means. The challenge is knowing what’s in the public domain, and what you can use it for.

Yoga of Yarn: A Self-Publishing Journey

Knitwear designer and yoga instructor, Liza Laird, chose to self-publish her new book, The Yoga of Yarn, assembling a team to edit, illustrate, and photograph it. She is doing the warehousing and distribution herself.

How to Build Anticipation with Limited Releases

New products and limited-release products both offer powerful marketing opportunities for small businesses to bring customers back to the store, keep a business fresh, and promote engagement.

Fabric.com is Shutting Down

Fabric.com announced to vendors today that the company, which is owned by Amazon, will be shutting down as of October 20.

Creative Business Owner’s Gift Guide

Hey craft business owners! This gift guide is just for you. If someone has been asking you what you want this holiday, we know you’ll find some things on this list that you’ll need and love. Treat your business (and yourself) to something fun this holiday season!

Halloween Trends for 2022

We take a look at creative trends to expect this Halloween and how this holiday will return to pre-covid levels of popularity.

Miss Purl Chicago: A Yarn Shop and Craft Community

Kamaca Champion had a dream. She wanted to open a yarn store that would serve Chicago’s South Side and enhance a sense of community there. But it would take her years to realize the dream that would become Miss Purl.

Tips and Tools for Creating a Successful 100 Day Project

The #100dayproject is now an annual event on Instagram. This is a free global art project for creatives, who are charged to pick an action, do it consistently for 100 days, and share it. Follow these tips to make your project a success.

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