Creativebug has set a goal to have a minimum of 15% Black artists as instructors on the site by 2023.
TN Marketing announced today that it has acquired the assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.
With many retail stores required to shut down in the pandemic, Michaels saw a big bump in e-commerce but overall fell way short of expectations.
Michaels will be closing Darice, its wholesale division, by November 30, 2020. Michaels acquired Darice as part of the Lamrite West acquisition in 2016 along with Pat Catan stores.
An emerging group of industrious sewists are now projecting patterns directly onto fabric eliminating the paper all together.
Tacony Corporation announced today that it has sold Nancy’s Notions to Missouri Star Quilt Company.
NBCUniversal announced today that it is closing down Bluprint, the video-on-demand platform formerly known as Craftsy.
In this quarterly update from Nancy Nally, we learn about the latest news from the paper craft and scrapbook industry including new product releases, litigation, and collaborations.
Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, announced today that the company will be putting on a trade show for the yarn industry in May 2021, stepping to fill the void left by TNNA.
When physical retail stores closed, Etsy saw its business boom in the first quarter of 2020, driven by sales of fabric face mask and self-care items.
Knit Simple Magazine will no longer be published and Vogue Knitting will have a reduced publication schedule amidst layoffs at SOHO Publishing.
Rowan and Patons yarn brands have been sold to legacy embroidery floss company DMC allowing the company to expand its presence in Europe.
Lion Brand Yarn hosted their first #StitchAroundTheWorld event Thursday. The livestream was billed as their “Biggest virtual crafting event ever.”
TNNA announced that the organization will suspend operations as of April 30, 2020, due to declining membership, low attendance at shows, and the cancellation of the Summer Show due to COVID-19.
Once per quarter Stacey Trock rounds up news from the yarn industry and in the spring of 2020 most of the news revolves around COVID-19 cancellations as well as the ingenuity and innovation the crisis has inspired in yarn-based businesses.
Etsy sent an email to sellers this morning encouraging them to make face masks to sell on the site to fulfill the demand to fight COVID-19.
Michaels CEO Mark Cosby was ousted after a disappointing third quarter in 2019; Ashley Buchanan has a tough year ahead as coronavirus ravages retailers.
Bluprint’s new instructor dashboard lumps subscriber and a la carte customer questions together, making it nearly impossible for legacy instructors to honor their contracts.
The fact that Etsy surpassed its financial goals in 2019 should have been the biggest news coming from the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call last week, but the changes it’s making to offsite advertising have stolen the spotlight.
The Finnish company Fiskars best known for its orange-handled scissors is making major changes amid disappointing financial results for 2019.