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.
What It’s Like to Be an Artist-In-Residence: My Experience at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Being an artist-in-residence at a museum is a terrific opportunity to expand your skills artistically and professionally, particularly when it comes to the social and community aspects of your practice. Quiltmaker Tricia Royal shares her recent experience at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
Check out our picks for this season’s best craft book and creative business titles. Our reading list for craft business will get you inspired to grow your business, or invest in your creativity.
Now that A.C. Moore will not longer be in business, what will be the fate of the A.C. Moore Marketplace? Zibbet founder Jonathan Peacock explains.
WeCrochet is a new website and catalog from the company that owns Knit Picks. Dedicated to crochet, there are plans for magazines, books, and a podcast.
A.C. Moore’s parent company, Nicole Crafts, is getting out of the retail crafts business. Some stores will reopen as Michaels in 2020.
Row By Row Experience has been relaunched as Quilters Trek, an inclusive shop hop that encourages quilters to visit brick-and-mortar quilt shops all summer long.
We’re excited to welcome our new Social Media Manager and Staff Writer, Laura McDowell Hopper. We asked Laura to tell us a little about herself so we could get to know her better.
Creating a Facebook group for your business can be a great way to build community, giving your customers and fans a way to interact with each other and to learn from you. Here’s what you need to know to set one up successfully.
For many knitters too large of a stash can hamper creativity. Tinkknit is helping to solve that problem by creating an online marketplace where yarn lovers can sell their excess skeins and earn cash to support their hobby.
The retail environment for brick-and-mortar continues to be challenging. Two well-known fabric shops announced their closure this week, one in Colorado and one in New Hampshire.
Rulers and needle gauges have always had a big role in fiber crafting, but Katy Westcott of the handmade accessories company Katrinkles has managed to turn standard wooden tools into a recognizable handmade brand.
Which digital cutting machine should you buy? We review the most popular models from Silhouette and Cricut so you can choose the right one for your needs.
The founder of BurdaStyle and Kollabora is now working on a new project, CraftJam, a company that’s providing in-person craft experiences to groups in New York City.
Craftedmoon is a new stationery brand founded by Sarah Watts. It’s intended for crafty homebodies who like to sew, knit, and scrapbook. Hear how Sarah built her business from scratch.
In Etsy’s 3rd quarter earnings call on October 30 the company indicated they have a series of carrots and sticks to cajole sellers into adopting new initiatives such as free shipping and Etsy Ads.
Jimmy Beans, a market-leading retailer of yarn and accessories for knitters and makers, announced today that they have reached a deal to acquire Madelinetosh, the largest hand-dyed yarn producer in the USA.