However, there are a bounty of craft communities and resources online. The list below is a compilation of sites that can help you stay connected, informed, and make you feel like you are part of the ever-growing crafting community.
C.R.A.F.T. Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow
A crafting community with makers, retailers & galleries.
How To Build an Artist Website
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A crafting community with resources and forums on every topic you can think up.
Crafting With Your Hands: Needlework Arts!
Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, and Knitting Tutorials
Craft inspiration and advice abound on this site, in addition to craft communities for all sorts of makers.
Creative businesswomen share ideas, techniques, and all things business oriented in this crafting community.
Book Arts Web
Book Arts info, archives, links, and classes.
Book Arts Forum
Discussions of everything book and paper arts are featured in this crafting community.
Sells artists books & multiples.
CROCHET & KNIT
Crochet Guild of America
Membership privileges, access to message boards, free patterns, events, and resources.
Free, easy to understand visual and written instructions on knitting.
The Knitting Guild Association
Talk with knitting industry masters, patterns, chat with fellow knitters.
Organize & share projects, search patterns, techniques.
EMBROIDERY & SEWING
Sewing patterns, projects, skills tutorials.
Embroiderers' Guild of America
Correspondence courses, certification programs, discussion groups are offered in this crafting community.
Studio Art Quilt Associates
International organization providing information, links, resources and a Yahoo discussion group.
DIY fashion, create your own style.
All Fiber Arts
Links for all your fiber arts andtextile needs.
Textile Society of America
Platform for professional development, contact with textile artists and experts, receipt of publications.
Beginners and experts of weavers of all kinds gather, share and educate.
FINE ARTS & ILLUSTRATION
Find what fascinates you as you explore these Fine Art classes.
Critiques, inspirations and forums.
Forums on every art style and medium.
Weekly challenges, links, forums.
Glass Artists Forum
Community discussions of glass work of all kinds.
Beading Design Jewelry
Jewelry business & design guide, with resources and discussion forums for the crafting community
Tools, tutorials, and a whole plethora of links.
Jewelry Making Daily
Forums, how-tos, & everything related to jewelry making.
Digital Photography Review
Stay up-to-date on the latest equipment, news, and forums discussing your specific camera model.
Have your work critiqued and learn to critique others.
Discussions of photography equipment, techniques, and supportive craft communities.
Video tutorials, discussions of materials & techniques.
Ceramic Arts Daily
Information in boat-loads on ceramic arts, techniques, materials, and supplies. Also has an active crafting community.
Meet Your Printmaker
Inspirational blog featuring prints by varied artists in different techniques.
Forums, groups, videos, and everything you need to get your creative juices flowing.
Great resource of resources.
Popular Woodworking Magazine
Everything you need to learn the fine art of woodworking.
Woodworkers Guild of America
Connect with other woodworkers, freshen up on techniques, and view articles and videos.
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