Cecilia Louie manipulates long, skinny strands of paper into dragonflies, flowers, letters, and other fanciful quilled art.
Battenkill Fibers founder and owner Mary Jeanne Packer and her team know how to spin a beautiful yarn, sure, but Battenkill is also part of a hub that brings together local farms, fiber businesses, and makers in the Hudson Valley.
There are so many talented Black jewelers doing work they love to help you decorate and declare yourself. To tell a small piece of this sprawling story, we pulled on a single thread offered by Omonivie Okhade. It’s a glimpse into her work, the work of her idol, and that of a bold designer who does some of her casting.
Alyson Chu launched a Kickstarter campaign for Moorit, a biannual, print-and-online crochet magazine dedicated to showcasing the dazzling possibilities of the craft many see as marginalized in yarn shops and the handwork media.
Through the non-profit Black Girls Sew, fashion designer Hekima Hapa is teaching young people in her neighborhood in New York City sewing and entrepreneurship skills.
Threadymade is a new craft kit company that provides pre-pleated and smocked fabrics for garment sewing at home
If you’ve considered digging deep to chase a dream, take note of these inspiring Black ceramicists. All six of them have day jobs. All six chose to create anyway, following remarkably similar journeys to claim their time and make their art.
Artist April Sunami was recently commissioned to create the art for a shirt by Lane Bryant, a national clothing retailer. Here’s how she got that gig.
Roberta Wax profiles Michelle Morris, creator of SEWN Magazine, a fashion-forward, inclusive publication full of gorgeously photographed clothes and accessories, interviews with designers, and sewing tips and pattern resources.
Zontee Hou is the owner and founder of Media Volery LLC, a company that helps small- to medium-sized businesses develop, manage, and execute marketing strategies that work.
After months of delays caused by the pandemic, Eucalan’s new packaging highlighting the company’s dedication to environmentally friendly products is finally making its way to stores.
Electric Quilt is rereleasing Barbara Brackman’s iconic book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks, first published in 1993.
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.
The Be Seen Project is a new space, existing both online and off, for BIPOC makers creating work on themes of social justice.
Artist Kimberly Bennefield was commissioned by New Seasons Market in Portland to make a Black Lives Matter flag that would hang outside the store. Here’s how she got that gig.
Madeleine Elizabeth is perhaps the youngest needlepoint designer working right now. A junior in high school, this talented artist has a bright future.
Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo spreads her “gospel of glitter” through her craft product lines, books, art, speeches and more.
We’re celebrating six talented Black women dyers, designers and yarn shop owners working hard to realize their dreams and build a much more beautiful world in the process.
KnitChats offers real-time support and community to knitters. Expert instructors are on-hand to answer questions and help guide knitters through each step in their projects.
Industrious and creative young people in Zimbabwe are upcycling metal scraps into intricate artworks and finding a market for them abroad, providing economic opportunity which is hard to come by in the current economy.