Posted by MiriamEllis
Think crafting is kids’ stuff? Think again. The owners of quilting, yarn, bead, fabric, woodworking, art supply, stationers, edible arts, and related shops know that:
- The crafting industry generated $44 billion in 2016 in the US alone.
- 63% of American households engage in at least one crafting project annually, while more than one in four participate in 5+ per year.
- The top three craft store chains in the country (Michaels, JOANN, Hobby Lobby) operate nearly 3,000 locations, just among themselves.
- There are an estimated 3,200 US storefronts devoted to quilting alone. Thousands more vend everything from the stuff of >> READ MORE <<