In this webinar, you’ll discover some of the most common pricing mistakes and explore strategies for effectively communicating our value to customers to command a premium price.
Who knew a passion for wooden flowers could bring former schoolmates back together? Though Stefanie Lin and Maggie Pozorski were just acquaintances during when they were in class together as kids, they’ve now become not only good friends, but also business partners united in a new-found passion for a unique craft material.
How can you raise prices without inciting customer pushback? Today we’ll tackle how to do it while keeping your customers happy.
It’s Christmas all year round for The Ornament Girl, Staci Ann Lowry, who turned an old-fashioned hobby into a business creating handmade, no-sew, fabric-covered ornaments.
Indie Untangled is an annual event taking place the night before the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Organizer Lisa Chamoff explains the 5 lessons she’s learned running this hugely popular event over the last 5 years.
In this webinar, Anne LaFollette shares her expertise licensing your work in the surface design industry. Anne covers five key steps before you sign your first contract.
Most makers who work with fiber love the idea of supporting local. But usually, makers don’t have the resources they need to process fiber purchased directly from a farm. That’s where Echoview Fiber Mill comes in.
The Schacht Spindle Company is grounded in the first maker movement that swept the country in the late 1960s.
At the end of January the Italian premium thread brand, Aurifil, announced a partnership with The Plastic Bank, a social enterprise based in Canada that aims to clean up plastic waste from the ocean while providing work opportunities for people living in poverty. Most weights of Aurifil threads currently come wound on plastic spools.
Glowforge, the home laser cutter, is about to become available to many more crafters, including those who can’t afford the hefty price tag (the retail price is $4,000, twice what it was during the crowdfunding campaign) and don’t have a dedicated space to house it. At the end of December the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer, JOANN, announced a significant investment in Glowforge. Here’s how some crafters are reacting to the news.
What are you an expert in? Do you write a blog about your area of expertise? If you know enough about anything to write blog posts, chances are you have a fantastic start for an online course.
Bestselling patterns frequently have elements in common. Working to include some, or all, of these in a pattern, can help it have a better shot at rising to top seller status.
Folkwear is one of the oldest independent sewing pattern companies. They publish global, historical, and vintage sewing patterns, often including extensive cultural history, textile information, and handwork embellishment instructions in their patterns.
Liz Stiglets, owner of cozyblue, has created a thriving embroidery business including selling kits retail and wholesale as well as a subscription club.
If you’re a fan of passive income and think you’d like to give print-on-demand products a try, here is what you need to know to choose which kind of system is best for you.
Along the journey of my daily art creation, I did a lot of things right, many of them by accident, but together these tools helped me start and maintain a daily practice.
It appears that Etsy is pivoting away from Etsy Wholesale. Some of the people that use the platform share the role it has played in their businesses.
When a new pattern is released, it is essential for craft designers to have their pattern tested before it is available for purchase.
Non-disclosure agreements are a valuable and important tool to protect your business information so it doesn’t fall into a competitor’s hands.
Mood boards are a wonderful tool to get un-stuck, organized, or inspired. Use a mood board to tighten your vision for a project and refine the aesthetic.