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.
Quilting teacher Mel Beach explains how taking comedy improv classes has helped her to develop public speaking skills, confidence, and the ability to think on her feet, all things she’s used in her creative business.
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CraftyMonkies pivots during COVID-19 from offering luxury sewing retreats to online workshops.
During Covid-19 many craft instructors pivoted to teaching online, but online teaching isn’t exactly the same as teaching in person. Edie Eckman explains how you can provide the optimal experience for your online students.
The new Craftsy.com website will be launching sometime this week. After the assets were purchased by TN Marketing, the site is being rebuilt by TN Marketing.
Acuity Scheduling is a powerful tool for craft business owners looking to find automated ways for students and clients to book time for classes and other types of appointments. Here’s how it works.
Starting in June, Airbnb announced it would expand its services to include Online Experiences, billed as “unique activities to do at home.” Craft instructors test it out and gain an audience there.
For craft workshop spaces that host in-person creative events, 2020 has been a tough road. With countless craft events cancelled since March, some craft workshop spaces are finding new ways to reach their customers.
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.
Creativebug has set a goal to have a minimum of 15% Black artists as instructors on the site by 2023.
Online course platforms, of which there are more than three dozen, can be divided into four categories: stand-alone platforms, all-in-one platforms, marketplace platforms and WordPress plug-ins. The ones chosen for this article are those most fitting for craft entrepreneurs.
Setting up a scholarship program for your craft classes means increasing access while allowing your community to participate in your business in new ways.
Michaels craft classes are a place to grow your craft community and earn extra income. Is teaching at Michaels a good option for your craft business?
What It’s Like to Be an Artist-In-Residence: My Experience at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Being an artist-in-residence at a museum is a terrific opportunity to expand your skills artistically and professionally, particularly when it comes to the social and community aspects of your practice. Quiltmaker Tricia Royal shares her recent experience at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
The founder of BurdaStyle and Kollabora is now working on a new project, CraftJam, a company that’s providing in-person craft experiences to groups in New York City.
Bluprint has launched a Premium annual subscription, adding a third tier to their membership options. The subscription includes four highly-curated project boxes a year for an annual fee of $199.
In this podcast interview, Abby Glassenberg talks with Sara Trail, founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy and Juan Tapia, a student who participated in the program.
Airbnb Experiences are one-of-a-kind activities, hosted by locals, in which people pay to participate. Aritsans and crafters who have Airbnb’s are adding Experiences to their rosters as a way to diversify their income, add an additional teaching venue to their rosters, and meet new people.
The craft subscription box model is creating new opportunities for educators and craft supply manufacturers, as startups try a direct to consumer approach.