Makers

Stitchcraft Marketing is back with a new round of predictions for hot crafting trends in 2024! This year readers can expect a few surprises; however, some familiar standbys return to stake a claim on crafter’s hearts. For example, an embroidery trend we included in 2022...

A ‘third place’ is a term in sociology that refers to a location or setting that is separate from the ‘first place’ of home and the ‘second place’ of work. In the book The Great Good Place, author Ray Oldenburg declared that third places are...

What is the Craft Retailer Research Study? Earlier this spring, you may have seen an invitation to participate in a survey of craft retailers. Stitchcraft Marketing, along with BERNINA, The National Needlearts Association, and Creative Retailer, partnered with Audience Audit, a third-party research company specializing in...

ByAnnie.com, creator of bag-making products that are easy to use, made of exceptional quality, and bring vibrant color options to the creative process, holds an annual local quilt shop (LQS) contest. In conjunction with a special partnership to support the LQS contest, we’ve put together...

A new year is well underway—it’s time again to look at the crafting community and see what everyone is making! A good thing to note as we plunge into the hot craft trends of 2023: hand crafts in general are as popular as ever. Knitting,...

It seems every year shoppers begin their holiday buying earlier than the year before, and stores, especially the big box variety, begin preparing earlier in response—as in October.   Wondering how to prepare your store for the holidays? Our first bit of advice is not to wait...

Many of our clients are content creators and are always eager to learn more about new platforms that make engaging with followers and creating membership communities to access their paid content easier. Today we’ll explore Searchie, a platform that we’re hearing about frequently as a...

We’re approaching the second quarter of the new year, which is a great time to look ahead at a new crop of crafting trends. Every year Stitchcraft turns a gimlet eye toward the vast community of makers to suss out their current inspirations. What moves...

A trend we’ve seen take hold over the course of the pandemic is craft blending. Specifically, we’ve witnessed embroidery elements spilling over into other craft spaces, whether it’s knitting, sewing, crocheting, or even weaving.  Blending crafts together is fun (and useful!) for a lot of reasons....