Glowforge, the home laser cutter, is about to become available to many more crafters, including those who can’t afford the hefty price tag (the retail price is $4,000, twice what it was during the crowdfunding campaign) and don’t have a dedicated space to house it. At the end of December the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer, JOANN, announced a significant investment in Glowforge. Here’s how some crafters are reacting to the news.
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Join award-winning quilter Rebecca Bryan and Alissa Norton, a former video producer for Craftsy, for a webinar about the nuts and bolts of producing a top-notch online video class.
For the first time since it’s founding in 2005 Etsy has launched a second marketplace. Called Etsy Studio, the new platform focuses exclusively on craft supplies integrating DIY tutorials to help consumers find what they need to get creative.
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Shannon Okey created a Patreon project that could solve immediate problems and hopefully problems for myself and other knitwear designers long term.
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