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What’s New in Craft: Pressed Flowers

What’s New in Craft: Pressed Flowers

Pressing fresh flowers to preserve their beauty is a timeless craft practiced all over the world. In our latest trends post, we’re exploring modern applications of pressed flowers. Let’s take a look!

How to Choose a Name for Your Business

How to Choose a Name for Your Business

Choosing a name for your business can be stressful. How do you find a name that will symbolize all that your brand stands for, is easy to say, easy to spell and can grow with you as your business develops over time? We talk to several craft entrepreneurs to understand how to select the right business name.

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Alessandra Hayden Sets World Record in Crochet

Alessandra Hayden Sets World Record in Crochet

Crochet designer Alessandra Hayden has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest marathon crochet session. On May 30, 2021, Hayden, a resident of Gig Harbor, Washington, crocheted for 34 hours and 7 minutes, beating the previous record of 28 hours and five minutes set by two women in 2020.

What’s New in Craft: Cyanotypes

What’s New in Craft: Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes, a print made by placing objects like leaves and flowers on sensitive paper or fabric, have been around for a long time (around 150 years, in fact). What’s new is the interesting ways artists and crafts people are using this medium. We explore applications of Cyanotype in textiles, embroidery and mixed media print making in this What’s New in Craft.

Announcing h+h americas

Announcing h+h americas

The premier trade show for the crafts industry, h+h, is coming to North America. We’re proud to be the strategic partner to produce this new show.

The Grocery Girls Share Their Love of Yarn with the World

The Grocery Girls Share Their Love of Yarn with the World

Jodi Brown and Tracie Millar—known in the knitting world as the Grocery Girls—have one piece of advice for businesses: be yourself. The sisters have been podcasting on YouTube since 2016, sharing what they’re knitting, yarns they love, and glimpses into their personal lives.

7 LGBTQ+ Makers to Celebrate

7 LGBTQ+ Makers to Celebrate

We’re celebrating Pride Month by highlighting seven incredible LGBTQ+ makers and their work. From growing their own skills to building crafting communities that make new faces and fresh perspectives feel welcome, we can’t wait to see what these makers do next.

AFCI to Merge into NAMTA

AFCI to Merge into NAMTA

The Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) announced yesterday that it intends to merge with The International Art Materials Association (NAMTA). Pending a vote by both organization’s members, the merger will be finalized by mid-August 2021.

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