‘Blown Away’ brings Glassblowing Reality Competition to Netflix

Blown Away, Netflix’s new original series, is bringing craft artistry back to the reality tv stage. The first season debuted on Netflix on July 12th, highlighting ten master artists, who complete glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win a $60,000 prize.

Hello Bargello is Reviving a Bygone Craft for Today’s Maker

Bargello was a craft that was big in the 70’s, but then fell out of favor and for the past few decades it’s been essentially forgotten. At least until recently when Brett Bara of the hip retail store and workshop space, Brooklyn Craft Company, stumbled upon a pile of Bargello books at The Strand, a used bookstore in the East Village, and became obsessed with bringing it back. Her new brand, Hello Bargello, is dedicated to making Bargello the next hot crafting trend.

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.

How I Got That Gig: 7 of My Quilts Are in Season 3 of Ozark

Who makes the quilts you see on tv? This is a question Lindsey Rhodes had often asked herself whenever she spied a beautiful quilt in the background of her favorite shows. A quilter can recognize fabrics and block patterns and know when something is not mass-produced. Lindsey came to discover the answer to her question in a serendipitous moment! Seven of her quilts were recently bought to be set dressing on Season 3 of the Netflix series Ozark.

10 Gorgeous Handmade Jewelry Accounts on Instagram

Get ready to be inspired! These talented handmade artists craft unique and amazing jewelry. There’s a lot of talent in the handmade jewelry space, here are 10 who’s designs and Instagram feeds inspire us every day!

Jonah Larson is Hooked on Crochet and Doing Good

CBS News has referred to him as “an 11-year-old with a grandmother’s soul” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has referred to him as “a prodigy.” He’s appeared on “Good Morning, America” and had so many media requests that he actually had to decline appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” But somehow, when we sent Jonah Larson a message to his Instagram account (@JonahHands) last week, he found time and was willing to answer questions about his crocheting and his business experiences for Craft Industry Alliance.

10 Awesome Jewelers on Instagram

Telling the story, visually, of how your work is handcrafted is one of the best strategies makers can use on Instagram. Here are 10 jewelers who are showing how it’s done.

Behind the Scenes at The Great British Sewing Bee

While Stuart Hillard didn’t manage to make it to the final round of the Great British Sewing Bee, his bubbly personality showed through and he was described by the judges as the person who “brought the joy into sewing.”

Contextural: A Fibre Arts Cooperative

Missing the camaraderie of school, a group of recent graduates from the Alberta College of Art + Design started Contextural: A Fibre Arts Cooperative.

Sew Fine Thread Gloss Fills a Hole in the Sewing Market

This month, Jenn McMillan is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of her company Sew Fine Thread Gloss, proving that a little help from your friends can go a long way in growing a business. The company offers beeswax-based thread conditioners that help avoid thread snags, frays, and tangles when doing any kind of handwork. Jenn’s goal is simple: help make hand-sewing a more enjoyable process.

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.

Corporate Member Profile: Sulky

Craft Industry Alliance is excited to announce that Sulky has joined us as a corporate member. Sulky has a longstanding history in the sewing community and is best known for their rayon threads and stabilizers. The rayon threads and stabilizers are used most often for machine embroidery and quilting, but these make up only a portion of their products.

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