Heather Jones, who uses textiles as other artists use paint to create bold contemporary work, is one of 16 artists selected as the first artists-in-residence at Black Rock Senegal, a new artist’s retreat in Senegal, West Africa.
Traveling overseas to attend a trade show is a big investment of both time and financial resources, but the payoff can be big. If you’re going to go abroad in search of unique products to source for your retail shop or to make connections with European buyers, h+h Cologne is likely your best bet.
The craft subscription box model is creating new opportunities for educators and craft supply manufacturers, as startups try a direct to consumer approach.
This year, for the first time, Ravelry has hired a Product Designer to improve the look and user experience of the fiber-focused social network. With sit down with their new hire, Livia Nelson, to find out what she’s focusing on.
Paper Doll Blanket is a business started by two sisters who have learned over time how to create a product that meets their customers’ desires and is economical to produce. It’s been a learning curve, but they’ve embraced each step along the way.
On Instagram, it is not easy, or even sometimes possible, to link your photos to content off of the app. There are only a handful of ways to provide a link to your followers to view something on your website or shop. Here’s how to get the most out of your Instagram profile link.
At Yarnology, a brick-and-mortar yarn shop in Winona, Minnesota, creating community is the primary goal. Owners Gaby Peterson and Kelly Momsen work hard to create an environment where everyone is welcome.
Indiesew is an online marketplace and gathering spot for modern garment sewists. Founder Allie Olson has developed a smart business model that allows for users to share their makes, shop for patterns and fabric, and delve deeper into the hobby they love.
An eclectic list of 160 finalists for the Etsy Design Awards debuted August 2nd, moving finalists one step closer to Etsy’s $15,000 grand prize.
Amid shipping policy changes, a new consolidated ad platform and a surprising acquisition, Etsy and its CEO are feeling optimistic.
Linda Ligon, John Bolton, and Anne Merrow have come together to buy Spin Off, PieceWork, and Handwoven magazines and related material from Peak Media Properties. The new company is called Long Thread Media LLC and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Craft Aisle is an Instagram account dedicated to simple craft tutorials with a focus on DIY video. In a short time, this account created by two video producers has gained a lot of traction.
We sit down with the founder of Zibbet, Jonathan Peacock, to discuss his new partnership with A.C. Moore and the launch of the A.C. Moore Marketplace.
Sommer Street Associates is helping independent craft retailers find and order the best books for their shops, all in one place. Started by two former F+W employees, Sommer Street works as a go-between helping shops order from many different publishers, including self-published authors.
Blown Away, Netflix’s new original series, is bringing craft artistry back to the reality tv stage. The first season debuted on Netflix on July 12th, highlighting ten master artists, who complete glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win a $60,000 prize.
The yarn industry continued to see a lot of action in the second quarter of 2019. Stacey Trock brings us this report on the latest news from this sector of the industry.
Nancy’s Notions recently announced the closure of its retail store in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. This longtime shopper says she’s saddened, but not surprised given the brand’s decline over the past few years.
Etsy announced today that free shipping will soon become a core part of the shopping experience. “By making free shipping the norm on Etsy, rather than the exception, we’ll connect more people with items that they love,” CEO Josh Silverman stated in a press release. Here’s why this policy might be a good thing for your business.
Spoonflower is a print-on-demand service that allows you to create your own design, upload it, and print it on fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap. Designers have the option to sell their unique surface patterns on the Spoonflower Marketplace and receive a small percentage of each sale. The key to selling anything online is getting found and the same is true of the Spoonflower Marketplace. Use the tips to optimize your listings so that you can make the most of this platform.
Bargello was a craft that was big in the 70’s, but then fell out of favor and for the past few decades it’s been essentially forgotten. At least until recently when Brett Bara of the hip retail store and workshop space, Brooklyn Craft Company, stumbled upon a pile of Bargello books at The Strand, a used bookstore in the East Village, and became obsessed with bringing it back. Her new brand, Hello Bargello, is dedicated to making Bargello the next hot crafting trend.