Quick tip: My current three favorite making newsletters

One of my great joys is discovering really good content to share with you in my bi-weekly newsletter. I love including links to interviews, podcast episodes and articles that I've enjoyed, found thought-provoking and think can add something to your day - and today I thought I'd share with you a few of my current favorite making newsletters that do the same.

Jen Hewett

You might know the print maker, surface pattern designer and all around fabulous textile artist Jen Hewett from her work with Fringe Supply Co. (limited edition Fringe Field Bags anyone?) or her wonderful Instagram feed - and Jen also writes a really good newsletter!

Granted, it does include a lot of her own work, but she always includes a very well curated section of articles that she's been inspired by lately.

Jen's fabulous work for Fringe Supply Co. - still taken from her website on July 17, 2017.

Jen's fabulous work for Fringe Supply Co. - still taken from her website on July 17, 2017.

The signup link to her newsletter is a little bit hidden on her website, but you should see a popup when you head over there. Otherwise, click here and you'll be taken directly to her sign up form.

Abby Glassenberg

Abby is well-known in the crafting industry for her wonderful blog and podcast While She Naps - and it's no surprise to me that her mailing list hits close to 20k. Her newsletter is one of the best curated ones out there in our industry and balances her own work amazingly well with showcasing other makers and articles that she's been inspired by. 

And damn, she has a beautiful website too! Still taken from Abby's website on July 17, 2017.

And damn, she has a beautiful website too! Still taken from Abby's website on July 17, 2017.

Abby also shares great content about running a creative business over on her website - which should be reason enough to subscribe to her newsletter! She has a sign up form on the right hand side on her website.

Craft Industry Alliance

Technically, I am a bit cheating here because Abby is also one of the co-founders of CIA, the Craft Industry Alliance, but their newsletter is just too good to leave out. They send out an email every week including their own blog articles (which are mostly available to the public) and a glimpse into their member-only content, and include a long section on the latest industry news and in-depth reports from the craft world in the newsletter.

Still taken from the CIA website on July 17, 2017.

Still taken from the CIA website on July 17, 2017.

It's awesome, and you should go sign up for it right now - scroll to the bottom of the website and you'll find a teeny tiny form.

Bonus: Paul Jarvis

Now, Paul Jarvis is on his well deserved summer break, and technically does not include any curated content in his newsletter, but I've been a loyal reader for the last few years and it's just too good to not include in this roundup.

Paul runs a one-man-business from a remote place somewhere in Canada (I think) and sends out a weekly Sunday dispatch where he shares his thoughts and insights on a topic related to running your own business. His emails regularly end up in my "good newsletters" folder (yes, I do have one of those), especially when they're about things like how to run a minimalist business and actually doing the work. You can sign up for them here.

Still taken from his website on July 17, 2017.

Still taken from his website on July 17, 2017.

I'd love to hear if you have any favorite newsletters you've been reading lately! Care to share in the comments below?