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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.

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 Return of the In-Person Craft Show

The Return of the In-Person Craft Show

As more states lift restrictions on in-person gatherings, craft fairs and trade shows are coming back. We talk with attendees and organizers about what they’re anticipating.

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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.

What’s New in Craft: Decorative Collars

What’s New in Craft: Decorative Collars

Crochet and knit collars are trending right now as a fun way to accessorize your outfit or use up spare materials. We round up some designs and patterns in this edition of What’s New in Craft.

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What’s New in Craft: Making Your Own Sandals

What’s New in Craft: Making Your Own Sandals

Have you ever thought about making your own pair of custom shoes? Sandal making is the latest craft trend we are seeing everywhere. Here’s a roundup of where you can learn the craft of shoe and sandal making.

Pandemic Year Drives Popularity of Hand Sewing

Pandemic Year Drives Popularity of Hand Sewing

Hand sewing has seen an upsurge this year. The craft world has welcomed new books, online classes, kits, and more, all focused on the age-old tradition of pulling a needle and thread through cloth with our fingers, one stitch at a time.

How to Write a Diversity and Inclusion Statement for Your Business

How to Write a Diversity and Inclusion Statement for Your Business

Over the past year, there have been many conversations centered on change through diversity, equity, and inclusion, and social justice. This increased focus has given forward-thinking businesses the mandate to develop a brand strategy that addresses the diverse and evolving customer needs and expectations. One important starting point is drafting a diversity and inclusion statement for your website.

Show Report: Creativation+ 2021

Show Report: Creativation+ 2021

Craft trends, pandemic pivoting, and creating a more diverse industry were among more than 25 seminars and discussions at the Creativation+ Featuring Art Materials World’s first virtual trade show.

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