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.
If you have a product that you’d like to sell to a big box craft retailer, working with Creative Sales Consulting can ensure that you’re able to prove product-market fit, meet packaging requirements, and have supply chain and logistics ready.
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.
Each year, Premier Needle Arts conducts a survey of quilters in North America to better understand consumer behavior. Here is a summary of the 2022 findings.
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.
Over the past 10 years, the concept of cultural appropriation has become part of our regular vocabulary in the crafts industry. It’s a complex subject with many nuances. Let’s look at the concept and provide ideas for businesses to move forward with.
Enter for your chance to win from Craft Industry Alliance, Oliso and Yazzii.
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 announced to vendors today that the company, which is owned by Amazon, will be shutting down as of October 20.
Learn about Cricut’s new Contributing Artists Program, which launched in May as a way to grow and enhance the thousands of images offered in the Cricut Design Space® app.
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!
We take a look at creative trends to expect this Halloween and how this holiday will return to pre-covid levels of popularity.
Embroidery artist Melissa Galbraith created a set of custom embroidered pillows for the band Florence + the Machine. Here’s how she got that gig.
Through her business, Avlea Folk Embroidery, Krista West is bringing Greek folk embroidery designs to the US market through kits and patterns.
JOANN is launching a small business wholesale site similar to Darice that will include every SKU at JOANN with a $50 minimum order.
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.
If you’re finding it difficult to keep up with shipping and fulfillment demands with an in-house arrangement, you may be ready to upgrade to a third-party fulfillment center.
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.
We interview Elan Katav, founder of Cupixel, an app and kit company that helps novices draw using augmented reality.
What does it take to bring home economics back to public schools? We talk with one teacher who successfully revived the program in her rural Virginia district.