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.
The vintage pattern wiki doesn’t offer any free patterns to download, although clickbait headlines promise that it does. Rather, it contains an extensive community-built library of vintage sewing pattern covers and information for collectors and avid sewists.
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.
Papercraft expert Nancy Nally rounds up the latest news from the scrapbooking industry including the closure of ClearSnap and eCraftCentral and more.
The designers of Our Common Thread, a stitching collective, are on a mission to change the reputation of needlepoint from stodgy and old-fashioned to hip and modern.
Amazon Handmade has waived the $39.99 monthly fee for sellers indefinitely making the platform a solidly affordably place for artisans to sell their work.
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.
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.
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.
F+W Media International has undergone a management buyout and is reorganizing under the name David & Charles.
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.
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.
What do the Tour de France and Fleece have in common? They both involve spinning! Use these tips to drive sales during this special event.
Nancy Nally brings us quarterly news roundup on the latest from the scrapbooking industry including information on legal cases, mergers and acquisitions, new collaborations, and more. Here’s what’s been unfolding in the spring and early summer months.
The arts and crafts chain A.C. Moore is launching its own online marketplace for artists and makers. The company made a major investment in Etsy rival Zibbet in November of 2017 and is now working with Zibbet to create this new platform.
In a bold move today, the knitting and crochet social network Ravelry has banned posts that support president Donald Trump and his administration.
The craft store giant blames the drop in sales on closing Pat Catan’s and Aaron Brothers stores. Michaels’ new CEO is pushing e-commerce and concerned about ongoing tariff disputes with China.