Agnes Woodward, a Plains Cree artist, designed and sewed a ribbon skirt that was worn by Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, at her swearing-in ceremony.
Every year for the past ten years Premier Needle Arts has conducted The Quilter’s Survey in order to understand the quilting market, assess its size and growth potential, and to collect data about the typical quilter and her consumer behavior. Here are the 2021 results.
On March 12, Cricut tried to limit free use of the app to 20 uploads a month; to get more users had to subscribe igniting a firestorm of user backlash. They rolled back the announcement, but can they rebuild consumer trust?
As the craft retailer, Michaels, goes private — again — JOANN and Cricut are going public. Here’s how to understand the implications of these changes.
Local Yarn Store Day is a special event designed to bring consumers into local yarn stores. It’s taking place for the fourth time and will be held this year on April 17, 2021.
Small stationery designers received a shock last week when Paper Source, a popular retail chain and dream customer for many small makers, declared bankruptcy. The company, which is now planning to sell itself to lenders and close 11 of its retail locations, has stated that pandemic-related debts caused this decision.
Product sales on the craft marketplace Etsy more than doubled in 2020, to $10.3 billion making this a blockbuster year.
The world-renowned Austrian crystal manufacturer, Swarovski, recently announced it will soon no longer manufacture crystals for the DIY market, leaving retailers and designers scrambling to find worthy replacements for these top-of-the-line components.
According to Abby Glassenberg, Etsy is facing a crisis of resellers that threatens to erode the value of the marketplace’s brand.
Kathy and Steve Elkins, owners of WEBS, announced today that they’ve sold the business to LoveCrafts, a UK-based venture-funded startup.
Mega-retailer Michaels is doing OK, but it’s not out of the woods yet.
Each quarter Nancy Nally rounds up the latest news from the scrapbook industry including product releases, lawsuits, mergers and acquisitions, new hires, and more. Check out this Winter 2020 update.
The International Quilt Association, the non-profit that runs the World of Beauty quilt show at International Quilt Festival in Houston each November, announced today that it will be closing down due to low membership numbers and the impact of COVID-19.
Uncommon Goods is a catalog and website known for unique and quirky gifts. For makers, selling wholesale to Uncommon Goods can be a great opportunity to find a new, and large, audience.
A great round-up list of creative podcasts from all perspectives! Pottery, knitting, sewing and quilting and entrepreneurial business podcasts as well.
The McCall printing facility in Manhattan, Kansas has been offline since mid-October due to a network outage causing printing delays for indie pattern designers.
Missouri Star is opening a yarn shop. One Big Happy Yarn Co. will be both a brick-and-mortar in Hamilton, MO and will offer ecommerce.
Representatives of a cross section of the European craft industry to weigh in on what changes they have seen in their business this year, and what trends they foresee for 2021.
Etsy reported $2.6 billion in sales for Q3 2020, the second-highest quarter in its history. Mask sales are cooling as holiday shopping begins.
Electric Quilt is rereleasing Barbara Brackman’s iconic book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks, first published in 1993.