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Tina Barseghian

Tina Barseghian

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Thanks to the incredible grassroots movement against the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which would have gone into effect on February 10, 2009, the commission that created the law has voted to stay the legislation for one year. “The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters,... Read more »

I just returned from a few action-packed days at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Winter 2009 Convention and Trade Show. CHA’s focus this year was introducing indie crafts to its members. On-hand to discuss this movement were the biggies: Faythe Levine of “Handmade Nation” fame, Kathy Cano-Murillo a.k.a. Crafty Chica,... Read more »

Crafters of all ages were shown a preview of crafting in the future at the Craft and Hobby Association on Saturday, when Syuzi Pakhchyan demonstrated a project from her book Fashioning Technology. Using conductive thread, the group (many of them for the first time) lit up little finger puppets with... Read more »

Subscribers of CRAFT will be happy to know that your next issue will be arriving in your mailboxes any day now. And there’s reason to celebrate: Amy Sedaris‘s smiling face is on the cover. In the issue, which happens to celebrate the act of celebration, she shows us how to... Read more »

We’ve been following the CPSIA development, and it’s apparent the groundswell of protest is in full swing. Petitions are being signed by the thousands, letters are being sent to Congress, and small business owners are mobilizing to take action against what they believe are unreasonable demands being placed on them... Read more »


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