Creativation 2020 took place this past weekend in Phoenix. The Association for Creative Industries’ trade show brings together craft businesses from all around the US and the world. Stacey Trock was there and has this report.
This week Yarn Market News, the trade magazine for the yarn industry, announced that the January 2020 issue will be its last.
CSS Industries, the company that owns the Big 4 sewing pattern brands (Simplicity, McCall’s, Vogue, and Butterick) has announced that it is being acquired by Design Group.
Catch up on what’s happening in the yarn industry including increased fragmentation, boycott lists, ‘craft dabbling’ and fundraisers for Australia in our latest yarn industry news update from Stacey Trock.
Sewing pattern designer Christine Haynes is relaunching her business with an eye towards creating a healthy work-life balance.
Studying industry trends can help you make informed choices for your business and improve your product offerings. Explore where our industry is headed, and dive into the trends for 2020 that are shaping the craft industry.
Rohn Strong is a hard-working fiber arts designer who has made crochet, knitting, needle punch, quilting, and sewing all a part of his career. In this profile, we learn more about how Strong came to be a designer, his current perspective on the industry, and more.
Swatched is a new documentary series featuring knitwear and crochet designers. The pilot features designer Andrea Tong. The project’s goal is to showcase the diversity of stories within the industry.
For many crafters giving a handmade item to charity, whether it’s a knit hat, a quilt, or a baby blanket, is a way to show how much you care for others. If you enjoy crafting for charity, we’ve rounded up 11 charities that need your handmade goods and craft supplies.
Katy Biele is an artist who combines painting with embroidery to create unique works of art. Originally from Chile, Biele’s travels have had a strong influence on her artistic technique and aesthetic.
Being in a PBS documentary like “Craft in America: QUILTS” is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Read behind the scenes experiences from several quilters featured in the episode before it airs on PBS.
The floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey stopped about three blocks from Thimble Fingers Sewing Studio, in Houston, Texas, in the summer of 2017. And though the shop itself endured the storm without damage, the neighborhood it’s part of did not. But owner Sherry Reese has been remarkably adaptable.
As we prepare for 2020, we’re looking back over the decade and remembering craft industry highs and lows. The past ten years have seen rapid changes in technology and culture, many of which impacted craft business owners. Here’s a recap of some of the biggest moments in the craft world this decade.
A new YouTube settlement with the FTC could have major implications for craft business channels if they don’t comply with marking their channels as “child directed.” Find out how COPPA may impact your YouTube channel.
Artist Sarah K. Benning had the opportunity to create a series of embroidered illustrations for the Washington Post. In the latest in our ongoing series, she explains how she got that gig.
The scrapbooking industry is always dynamic with new products being released, mergers and acquisitions, and the intellectual property questions that arise. Nancy Nally of Scrapbook Update brings us up to to date on the latest news this winter.
Join us in New York City for Business Untangled, an education and networking event for dyers, designers and entrepreneurs in the fiber industry.
Craft businesses can be profitable and charitable at the same time. Learn tips for success from businesses that donate proceeds to charity.
Is Michaels’ new strategy of focusing on core makers paying off? Michaels Stores Inc. saw sales decline again in the third quarter of 2019 and downgraded its overall outlook for the year. And yet the company reported progress on its e-commerce and community initiatives.
Anne Oliver of Lolli & Grace has built a business based on her love of saturated color and hand embroidery. She’s found community on Instagram and through running Stitch Alongs and both have contributed to her success.