It seems at times that the biggest growth area in craft work is telling other crafters how to run their businesses. Which, great! We can all use support, and clearly, we all need to diversify. But it feels a little off-balance. Can’t make enough money from design? Sell online classes to teach others to design. (Or whatever. No, I’m not targeting anyone in particular.) The industry is more than a little bloated – I find this a bit uncomfortable.
Still though, some of the support services on offer are particularly cool – I appreciate efforts like this marketplace directory. I also appreciate the innovation happening in publishing, as designers collaborate and uncover new ways to serve knitters.