This week Yarn Market News, the trade magazine for the yarn industry, announced that the January 2020 issue will be its last.
CSS Industries, the company that owns the Big 4 sewing pattern brands (Simplicity, McCall’s, Vogue, and Butterick) has announced that it is being acquired by Design Group.
Catch up on what’s happening in the yarn industry including increased fragmentation, boycott lists, ‘craft dabbling’ and fundraisers for Australia in our latest yarn industry news update from Stacey Trock.
As we prepare for 2020, we’re looking back over the decade and remembering craft industry highs and lows. The past ten years have seen rapid changes in technology and culture, many of which impacted craft business owners. Here’s a recap of some of the biggest moments in the craft world this decade.
The scrapbooking industry is always dynamic with new products being released, mergers and acquisitions, and the intellectual property questions that arise. Nancy Nally of Scrapbook Update brings us up to to date on the latest news this winter.
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.