We asked seven craft business owners to share the greatest lessons they’ve learned over the past 18 months. There’s so much wisdom in their words and we hope you’ll find their answers to be inspiring and motivating.
Premier Needle Arts, a Blue Point Capital Partners portfolio company, announced today the acquisition of Berroco, Inc., a leading supplier of knitting and crochet yarns and patterns serving local yarn shops and ecommerce retailers.
Art and craft supply retailer, Michaels, has announced on its website that it will be launching a marketplace for third-party craft supply sellers, the Michaels Marketplace.
Etsy rolled out a new Star Seller Badge at the start of September. Sellers have had impassioned responses, including one who wrote a detailed forum post which we have permission to republish here.
Contestants on the reality competition show Making It on NBC race against the clock, crafting elaborate projects in order to be named Master Maker and win a $100,000 prize. We sat down with Melañio Gomez, a contestant on Season 3, to learn more.
When it comes to businesses, Jon Lincoln is a wide-ranging maker. The Boston-area entrepreneur has launched a comedy club, as well as a document manager for insurance companies. But his latest product, Goimagine, is a maker marketplace with a difference.
A new book by Sara Trail and Teresa Duryea Wong documents the work of the Social Justice Sewing Academy including the Remembrance Project, Memory Quilts, and workshops with young people.
The Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) announced yesterday that it intends to merge with The International Art Materials Association (NAMTA). Pending a vote by both organization’s members, the merger will be finalized by mid-August 2021.
Spoonflower announced yesterday that the company will be acquired by Shutterfly for $225 million.
The McCalls printing plant in Manhattan, Kansas, will shut down at the end of 2021. The plant, currently employs 85 people and prints and folds sewing pattern tissue.
Etsy announced yesterday that it is acquiring resale marketplace, Depop, for $1.6 million. We look at why they made this acquisition and what it might mean for sellers.
A combination of increased demand, shipping delays, and the labor shortage coming out of the pandemic is causing craft companies to struggle with product delivery delays.
What the Ribbon Skirt Means to Agnes Woodward, Creator of Deb Haaland’s Swearing In Ceremony Ensemble
Agnes Woodward, a Plains Cree artist, designed and sewed a ribbon skirt that was worn by Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, at her swearing-in ceremony.
Every year for the past ten years Premier Needle Arts has conducted The Quilter’s Survey in order to understand the quilting market, assess its size and growth potential, and to collect data about the typical quilter and her consumer behavior. Here are the 2021 results.
On March 12, Cricut tried to limit free use of the app to 20 uploads a month; to get more users had to subscribe igniting a firestorm of user backlash. They rolled back the announcement, but can they rebuild consumer trust?
As the craft retailer, Michaels, goes private — again — JOANN and Cricut are going public. Here’s how to understand the implications of these changes.
Local Yarn Store Day is a special event designed to bring consumers into local yarn stores. It’s taking place for the fourth time and will be held this year on April 17, 2021.
Small stationery designers received a shock last week when Paper Source, a popular retail chain and dream customer for many small makers, declared bankruptcy. The company, which is now planning to sell itself to lenders and close 11 of its retail locations, has stated that pandemic-related debts caused this decision.
Product sales on the craft marketplace Etsy more than doubled in 2020, to $10.3 billion making this a blockbuster year.
The world-renowned Austrian crystal manufacturer, Swarovski, recently announced it will soon no longer manufacture crystals for the DIY market, leaving retailers and designers scrambling to find worthy replacements for these top-of-the-line components.