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.
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.
WeCrochet is a new website and catalog from the company that owns Knit Picks. Dedicated to crochet, there are plans for magazines, books, and a podcast.
A.C. Moore’s parent company, Nicole Crafts, is getting out of the retail crafts business. Some stores will reopen as Michaels in 2020.
Row By Row Experience has been relaunched as Quilters Trek, an inclusive shop hop that encourages quilters to visit brick-and-mortar quilt shops all summer long.
The retail environment for brick-and-mortar continues to be challenging. Two well-known fabric shops announced their closure this week, one in Colorado and one in New Hampshire.
The founder of BurdaStyle and Kollabora is now working on a new project, CraftJam, a company that’s providing in-person craft experiences to groups in New York City.
In Etsy’s 3rd quarter earnings call on October 30 the company indicated they have a series of carrots and sticks to cajole sellers into adopting new initiatives such as free shipping and Etsy Ads.
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.
Burdastyle.com will be revamped on October 21, 2019. Users of the site have just a few days to download the patterns they’ve purchased before they become inaccessible.
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 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.