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.
Get ready to be inspired! These talented handmade artists craft unique and amazing jewelry. There’s a lot of talent in the handmade jewelry space, here are 10 who’s designs and Instagram feeds inspire us every day!
Liz Stiglets, owner of cozyblue, has created a thriving embroidery business including selling kits retail and wholesale as well as a subscription club.
On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about building a handmade clothing brand with my guest, Courtney Chu, of the handmade clothing brand CourtneyCourtney. Courtney Chu was trained as an industrial designer and worked as a children’s fashion designer. She’s obsessed with transforming and saving clothing from landfills through children’s and […]
Refluff owner Adrienne Baker-Seiffert shares her strategy and process for attending the NY NOW international trade show for the gift market.
Museum store buyers constantly scout new artisans whose work complements their museums’ missions. Here’s how to get your work into a museum shop.
Sometimes finding success as a craft business owner doesn’t lead to the happiness and fulfillment we expected. Sewist and embroiderer Aimee Davis reflects on changing direction and finding renewed inspiration.
In this episode of the podcast I talk with Stacey Trock and Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter. Stacey Trock is my frequent guest on the show. She designs crochet patterns for adorable and huggable stuffed animals. Her patterns are easy to follow and take the mystery out of crochet. She is also a teacher on Craftsy, and nationally, […]
Podcast Episode #8: Etsy’s New Definition of Handmade with Vanessa Bertozzi, Program Manager at Etsy
Etsy made a pretty groundbreaking announcement last week. Beginning in January of 2014 sellers on the site will be allowed to hire staff, have someone else ship their goods, and sell items they produce with manufacturing partners. After watching the press conference I wrote a blog post explaining the new policies and questioning what the […]