How I Got That Gig: Collaboration with Allbirds

Collaborations with like-minded brands can bring your creativity to new heights. Alyson Jon shares what it was like to create a custom embroidery piece for fashion brand Allbirds.

Textile Artist Gets Residency in Senegal

Heather Jones, who uses textiles as other artists use paint to create bold contemporary work, is one of 16 artists selected as the first artists-in-residence at Black Rock Senegal, a new artist’s retreat in Senegal, West Africa.

Indiesew Makes an Impact Among Today’s Garment Sewists

Indiesew is an online marketplace and gathering spot for modern garment sewists. Founder Allie Olson has developed a smart business model that allows for users to share their makes, shop for patterns and fabric, and delve deeper into the hobby they love.

‘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.

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