Pearl Chin, owner of Knitty City, sadly passed away on October 27, shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer. She created a space that is welcoming, sometimes a little chaotic, and always brimming with passion for craft and community; a true reflection of her personality.
Kollage Square Needles has been acquired by Career Services, a Canadian social services agency that provides job training for disabled adults.
African wax prints are fabrics with a complex and nuanced history and, although they’re trending on the fashion runways, some consumers question whether wearing these garments is cultural appropriation.
The Be Seen Project is a new space, existing both online and off, for BIPOC makers creating work on themes of social justice.
The Etsy Design Awards are an opportunity for handmade shops to be recognized for their artistry and ingenuity. We talk with some of this year’s finalists to learn more about their work.
Michaels recently announced a transformation of two of their stores in an effort to “re-imagine the optimal maker shopping experience.” We visit one to see what its really like.
Like many businesses, Churchmouse had to shutter its bricks and mortar location during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owners have decided not to reopen and instead to shift their business online.
Craft retailer Michaels got this quarter’s sales up 11.1% over last year by going hard on e-commerce and new marketing initiatives.
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 Fall 2020 update.
The new Craftsy.com website will be launching sometime this week. After the assets were purchased by TN Marketing, the site is being rebuilt by TN Marketing.
In light of COVID-19, crafters are gearing up for a holiday season that may be unlike any they’ve experienced before.
Depop is a new mobile marketplace with 21 million users, 90% of whom are 26 years old or younger. Crafters are finding success selling handmade goods on Depop, a competitor with Etsy.
When TNNA closed down in April some shop owners were unsure whether Local Yarn Store Day would continue, but the good news is this beloved event will keep going, drawing customers into local yarn stores.
Each quarter we round up the latest news from the yarn industry including acquisitions, closures, bankruptcies, events, and more.
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.