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Michaels CEO Believes the Tough Times Will Pay Off

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.

Future of the A.C. Moore Marketplace

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.

Jimmy Beans Wool Buys Madelinetosh

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.

Yarn Industry News Update: Fall 2019

Keep up with what’s happening in the yarn industry with the news update on fall 2019 happenings of note including acquisitions, closures, and events.,

Polymer Clay: The Chameleon of the Craft World

Polymer clay is an art material that’s relatively easy and inexpensive to get into. Often overlooked as being a material meant for children, polymer artists have struggled to be taken seriously in the art and craft world.

How I Got That Gig: Collaboration with Allbirds

Collaborations with like-minded brands can bring your creativity to new heights. Alyson Jon shares what it was like to create a custom embroidery piece for fashion brand Allbirds.

What’s New at AFCI

On Tuesday, August 13, the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) held a virtual town hall meeting to update its 1,500 member companies on changes that have taken places since transitioning to being managed by Smith-Bucklin, an association management firm, in April.

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