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Interweave Faces an Uncertain Future, Its Impact Reverberates

Interweave is facing a very uncertain future. Its parent company, F+W, filed for bankruptcy in March and the search is on to find a buyer for the books division and the magazines by June. Now is a good time to take a moment to reflect on all that this company has given to the craft community over the past 44 years.

Making Things App Attempts New Pattern Subscription Model

Making Things is a new web app that launched on October 30 to the knit and crochet community and has provoked intense online discussion about the cost of pattern, designer compensation, and disclosure of affiliate links. Created by Megan Elizabeth and her partner, Rob Andrew, and based in Melbourne, Australia, Making Things is a monthly subscription service providing access to over 1,000 patterns as well as web-based pattern reading tools including stitch counters, row highlighters, chart grids, and editable notes, plus 24-hour live pattern support.

A Look at the International Yarn Market

Ravelry and Instagram enable knitters to connect with like-minded folks from across the globe and get inspired by projects outside their immediate circle. Together they’re having an lasting impact on yarn shops in Europe.

Podcast Episode #102: Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc.

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about in-person events with my guest, Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc, publishers of XRX Books and promoters of STITCHES Expos. We recorded this show live and in person at STITCHES United in Hartford, Connecticut (read my show report). It was a great experience […]

Cozy Up to a Crafty Murder Mystery

Are you a fan of murder mysteries? If you are (or even if you’re not yet) there’s a fantastic genre of craft-related novels that might just draw you in. Whether you’re a knitter, crocheter, or quilter, avid reader Jennifer Hynes has a book recommendation for you.

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