DK (formerly Dorling Kindersley) is the choice of librarians, parents, children and general readers worldwide. From animal facts to travel guides to gardening, DK is renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that educate and entertain.
Marissa, whose interest in crafting was piqued by Pinterest, gets a great sense of accomplishment in learning new skills and has even begun to sell her creations on a craft website and in a local shop that carries unique handmade items.
Erica Domesek, founder of PS I Made This and a judge on The Learning Channel’s Craft Wars, sees this as a strong trend among younger consumers, saying, “People are interested in making their lives more beautiful, more fun.” Homemade crafts offer a welcome respite from the proliferation of impersonal, mass-produced goods.
As crafting grows in popularity, thanks to enthusiastic sharing of craft ideas on social network sites and a renewed desire for handmade artistry, community members are looking for resources that can support their interests.