C&T Publishing is celebrating an important anniversary this year: 40 years in business. Its motto is, “Another maker inspired!”
That’s My Bookshelf is a TikTok and Instagram account where books are rebound like Penguin Clothbound Classics.
Some artists paint with watercolors, some with acrylics, and others with oils. Arkansas needle felter Dani Ives paints with wool.
With the help of paper maven Ann Martin of All Things Paper, we found several artists who are finding unique ways to curl, coil, and mangle paper in distinctive styles.
A professional sewing machine repairperson for years, Andi Settlemoir is now teaching people how to repair their own machines.
Lauren Holton, creator of Lark Rising Studios uses color and floss to embroider scenes of flowers, meadows, oceans, even abstract designs, much as a painter uses a brush.
A Revival of Shoe Manufacturing in New England: JEMS, the First Black-Owned Athletic Shoe Factory in the US
Learn about the revival of shoe manufacturing in New England with the opening of a factory in Somersworth. JEMS by PENSOLE, the first Black-owned athletic shoe company in the US, is an exciting revival of a tradition of manufacturing in the city.
The Jaunt is an innovative business with an altruistic goal to send 10 artists each year to take an all-expenses paid trip to seek new inspiration. In return, they create original work that reflects their experience.
Los Angeles-based textile artist Liberty Worth who creates art quilts inspired by nature and family stories.
As we round out Black History Month we’re recognizing three Black-owned quilt shops that are helping to introduce quilting to a new generation and keep the love of quilting alive in their communities. Their skill and passion are helping to build community around sewing and crafting.
When most people think of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, they picture crowds of people, strands of colorful plastic beads and quite a bit of alcohol. While celebrations leading up to the start of Lent feature all of these things, you might be surprised to know that preparations also include crafting.
Griffin Carrick is a quilling artist who makes wall hangings, collages, vessels, paper tapestries, and giant “doilies,” among other things.
Stephanie Dean is the creator of Cinnamon Annie Dolls, a version of the classic Raggedy Anne in a variety of skin tones.
Carey Portzline and Meri Kemp started Thread & Whisk in 2015 as a Portland, OR based company. Their clever innovations of familiar objects like the apron, market tote and trivet are the results of the collaborative design process they have honed to perfection.
Indigenous makers welcome the burgeoning interest in their craft and culture. Here are just a few of their stories.
Through her business, Avlea Folk Embroidery, Krista West is bringing Greek folk embroidery designs to the US market through kits and patterns.
Kamaca Champion had a dream. She wanted to open a yarn store that would serve Chicago’s South Side and enhance a sense of community there. But it would take her years to realize the dream that would become Miss Purl.
Learn how Christy Nelson applied for and participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program, and how that changed the way she operated her business, Makit Takit.
Learn about Kristen Williams’ journey in building Ephemera Paducah, an art retreat and retail space in Paducah, Kentucky, where classes range from mixed media and art journaling to fiber arts, and where chocolate is considered an art supply.
Sara Bryant started her business, Bee’s Knees Knee Pads, to solve a problem for a small, but specific, group of people — pole dancers. Her goal was simple: make a better knee pad.