Here’s an interesting link for those of you looking for the “buzz” in the craft and needlework world – It’s a neat idea that spans a lot of crafting topics and compiles links and info in one spot.
Update, 2017: I wrote about a needlework news site in this article back in 2008, but the link is no longer relevant.
The point at that time was that it would be great to have a really in-depth, knowledgeable “news” site dedicated to the needlework and textile industry. The website I originally wrote about ended up being a curated content site that merely linked to trendy stuff online.
Anyway, I like to keep an eye on what’s going on in the needlework world, for a number of reasons. First, it’s a good industry to watch develop (and sometimes contract), since it gives you an insight, I think, into what people’s thoughts and habits are turning to; second, it’s good to know where to find information in order to be able to find supplies and increase one’s own knowledge of the trade and of the art; and third, deep down I think I have some kind of “retirement dream” germinating – a little needlework business of sorts – not necessarily a retail shop (in fact, not likely), but something – and it’s good to know what people are interested in, and where the trends are going in the art, craft, and needlework world…
I think it’d be interesting to know if other people like to keep up with information in the needlework trade world. Do you like to know what’s going on behind the scenes of the needlework trade, or would you rather remain happily oblivious, as long as you can still get your supplies?
What say you?