Seven Signs You’re In The Wrong Craft Group

It’s always a dice roll whenever you like, follow, or join a craft group. Sadly, you will never know the value until your request is approved. So what happens when you have entered a craft group, only to be disappointed?  The group […]

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Crafter Cheryl Hinton Converts Basement Into A Dream Craft Room

Nowadays, crafters can find craft room inspirations anywhere. You can follow hashtags on Instagram and see various image ideas. You can see YouTube videos of craft room tours. Pinterest gives plenty of pinned ideas as well. Then there are convertible storages that […]

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The Ugly Art Club: Where Imperfection is Promoted

Make More Art That’s what founders (Tiffany Goff Smith, DeeDee Carton, and Kristin Peterson) had in mind for the art community before opening its doors last September. They promote art that’s raw, soulful, and personal. Artists are strongly encouraged to show imperfection […]

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How Crafting Played A Significant Role in Families in the Past

Since this is national craft month, it wouldn’t be fair to not talk about the craft stories heard from families or what I witnessed during childhood. Long before Pinterest and YouTube, the pride, love, and joy of crafting were present in families […]

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African American Fabric Designer Started Her Own Line to Celebrate Confidence, Culture, and Curves 

Lack of Fabric Designs for African American Holidays Four years ago, I was looking for Juneteenth fabric to make outfits to wear at a local celebration but came up empty. As a black woman who understands the importance of the holiday, I […]

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Easy Springtime Craft Challenge

The new season might be less than a month away, but the challenge is much sooner. Besides, you don’t need to wait for weeks to get your creative juices flowing. Spring brings warmer weather, softer colors, school break, and spring cleaning. Spring […]

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Becoming A Fiber Artist After Leaving the Hair Industry

By Sumayyah Abdul Haqq For 22 years, I gave my heart, soul, love, passion, and creativity to hairstyling. I was known for creating healthy, unique styles for African Americans. Then the unthinkable happened. Over time, my drive for hair diminished. At the […]

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Avy Blue: Chicago Candle Company’s 17-Month Journey

By Cathy and George Sotello Jr. From Candle lovers to Candle Makers: We’re Cathy and George Sotello, owners of Avy Blue. On every occasion, we were given candles as a gift. One day, George and I looked at our candle collection and […]

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Pantone Color of The Year: Three ‘Very Peri’ Inspired DIY Projects

2022 Pantone Color of The Year In December, Pantone announced the color of the year. This year’s color is Very Peri. If you’re wondering what actually makes up the color, it’s a more profound variation of Periwinkle. In other words, it’s a […]

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New Black-Owned Greeting Card Company Plans to Fill Gap Within Saturated Industry

How many times have you been to a store thinking you would pick out a card, go to checkout, and be on your way? Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards annually, but most don’t represent women of color. In the U.S., […]

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Five Misconceptions About Crafty People

The ability to make something with your own two hands is a skill that no one can take away from you. Even though Arts and Crafts have been around for centuries, it was viewed as nothing more than a mindless hobby. However, […]

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Stitched Stories: An Embroidery Love Story

In the Beginning Debbie Hodge crocheted and sewed doll clothing as a child before venturing into cross stitching, fiction writing, photography, and scrapbooking in her later years. Before starting Stitched Stories, she wrote for and designed scrapbooking magazines while running her scrapbooking […]

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