Navigating the New Craft Publishing Landscape

Get inspired and encouraged to finally write that craft book of your dreams. In this lively panel discussion we’ll explore today’s a variety of different issues in craft publishing today.

Podcast Episode #238: Gretchen Hirsch

In this podcast interview, sewing pattern designer Gretchen Hirsch traces the development of her career from working in publishing to starting a blog to writing books and creating an indie sewing pattern company.

Yoga of Yarn: A Self-Publishing Journey

Knitwear designer and yoga instructor, Liza Laird, chose to self-publish her new book, The Yoga of Yarn, assembling a team to edit, illustrate, and photograph it. She is doing the warehousing and distribution herself.

Podcast Episode #172: Stitch People

On this podcast episode, Spencer and Lizzy Bean of Stitch People talk about how they built their business creating cross stitch portraits including pivoting from custom one-of-kind products to patterns and a 100+ page book, plus offering events to the Stitch People community.

Podcast Episode #51: Christine Haynes

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast my guest is sewing pattern designer Christine Haynes. Christine is a Los Angeles-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer with her own line of self-published vintage-inspired sewing patterns. She has written four books, How to Speak Fluent Sewing, Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers, The […]

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