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Oh! You’re Lovely Offers Gorgeous Sola Flowers for Every Occasion

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.

It’s Always Christmas for the Ornament Girl

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.

5 Lessons Learned from 5 Years of Indie Untangled

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.

How to Get Started Licensing Your Designs

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.

Aurifil Takes Step to Offset Plastic Waste By Partnering with The Plastic Bank

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.

JOANN Invests in Glowforge, Bringing Laser Cutting to the Mainstream Crafter

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.

5 Elements of a Bestselling Pattern

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 Patterns: Serving Generations of Sewists

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.

The Power of Daily Practice

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.

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