Mar 6, 2023
Big box retailers are increasingly opening third-party marketplaces, and this week craft supply retailer Michaels joined the fray. The new Michaels marketplace allows craft supply sellers to list their products on Michaels.com.
Feb 21, 2023
Ditto, a joint venture between JOANN and Singer, is the first pattern projector made for home sewists. The product launched at New York Fashion Week last week and will be sold at JOANN and at Singer dealers.
Jan 20, 2023
Many crafters were disappointed to learn last week that UK-based craft magazine Mollie Makes will cease publication. The January 2023 issue, the magazine’s 151st, will be its last.
Jan 17, 2023
Susan Rodgers explains how her handmade Christmas stocking ended up on the International Space Station.
Dec 22, 2022
Craft book publisher Martingale has announced that the company will be closing in mid-2023.
Nov 20, 2022
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.
Nov 7, 2022
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.
Oct 19, 2022
Fabric.com announced to vendors today that the company, which is owned by Amazon, will be shutting down as of October 20.
Oct 10, 2022
Embroidery artist Melissa Galbraith created a set of custom embroidered pillows for the band Florence + the Machine. Here’s how she got that gig.
Aug 23, 2022
We take a look at modern cross stitch movements that include political, snarky, sassy and subversive messages.
Jul 26, 2022
The paper shortage is taking a toll on craft publishers, causing longer waits, higher prices, and diminishing the eco-friendly options available at any given time.
May 24, 2022
Inflation is a pressing concern for large and small businesses around the globe right now. Learn how craft businesses are dealing with new challenges and methods to try to counteract the effects of inflation.
Feb 28, 2022
Local Yarn Store Day is a celebration of local, brick and mortar yarn shops all over the world. The event brings customers into stores during a time of year when small retailers welcome a boost.
Jan 27, 2022
A great round-up list of creative podcasts from all perspectives! Pottery, knitting, sewing and quilting and entrepreneurial business podcasts as well.
Dec 21, 2021
AccuQuilt, maker of the GO! cutting machines, has been acquired by a private equity firm. WILsquare Capital, a St. Louis-based firm, announced the acquisition of AccuQuilt’s parent company, TekBrands, late last week.
Dec 10, 2021
The handmade marketplace ArtFire will be shutting down at the end of 2021.
Dec 7, 2021
A scaled-down version of the hit reality show glassblowing competition Blown Away is streaming now.
Nov 23, 2021
This roundup of craft industry research studies can be helpful to you when seeking funding, creating a business plan, or expanding into new sectors.
Nov 9, 2021
Fancy Tiger Crafts, the Denver, Colorado-based retailer for modern fabrics and yarns, has been sold to its employees.