A Tribute to Pearl Chin

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.

Buying and Wearing African Wax Prints: An Exploration

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.

2020 Etsy Design Awards Finalists Announced

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.

A Visit to the New Michaels Concept Store

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.

News Roundup from the Scrapbook Industry: Fall 2020

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.

What to Expect from the New Craftsy

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.

Local Yarn Store Day is September 12, 2020

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.

Yarn Industry News Update: July 2020

Each quarter we round up the latest news from the yarn industry including acquisitions, closures, bankruptcies, events, and more.

Michaels to Close Darice By the End of November

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.

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