The Australian bushfires are severely impacting creative small businesses during the busiest tourist season of the year. We talk to a yarn store, cupcake shop, wedding photographer, and illustrator to find out how they’re getting by.
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.
Clever crafters are hacking IKEA furniture to create organizational solutions for the craft studio. Check out these fun, practical ideas.
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.
Missing the camaraderie of school, a group of recent graduates from the Alberta College of Art + Design started Contextural: A Fibre Arts Cooperative.
As small business owners (and individuals for that matter), staying organized is a constant challenge. Trello is a useful tool to help with organization and today Erin Weisbart shares the variety of ways she’s been using it and perhaps you’ll want to begin using Trello for your own small business as well.
Fulfillment companies are in the business of packing boxes and giving your customers a great experience. They may even teach you a bit about shipping.
You can be sure that there is at least one pair of beloved scissors behind every crafter, maker, and artist. Whether the art depends on scissors, like paper cutting, or they are simply an indispensable tool for getting work done, scissors feature prominently in the maker’s tool box. We take a look at the historical development of scissors and the wide variety that exist today.
It’s important for a workspace to be functional and inspiring, and set up in a way that prevents the type of repetitive stress injuries common among makers.
WeWork and other coworking companies are popping up all over the place. How can you know if an environment like this might be right for you? Here’s a look at the pros and cons.
We’ve gathered some expert tips to help prevent and cope with repetitive stress injuries that are common for crafters and creative business owners.
When the line between one’s living space and workspace becomes increasingly blurry, it’s time to think about transitioning away from the home studio.