Interweave is one of the nation's largest art and craft media entities with businesses in magazine and book publishing, interactive and social media, television and video programming, directories, and events for craft enthusiasts. Interweave delivers best-in-market content to enthusiasts when, where, and how they want. Interweave owns and operates 15 consumer art and craft magazines, more than 30 special newsstand publications, 350 art and craft books, 33 websites, 10 online communities, e-mail newsletters, an e-commerce store, 11 consumer events, video workshops, and sponsors 3 craft television series on public television. Interweave was founded in 1975 by Linda Ligon, who remains today as creative director.
Interweave was acquired in July 2012 by F+W Media, Inc. F+W Media, Inc. is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts offering a diversified portfolio of books, ebooks, magazines, events, competitions, ecommerce, education, video, and more. The Company is considered the authoritative, trusted voice guiding enthusiasts with relevant, helpful information and connecting them to the products and services they need to achieve success, profit from their passion, or find inspiration. F+W Media strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts in all its communities. www.fwmedia.com
Interweave publishes 15 unique art- and craft-enthusiast subscription magazines in the areas of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, mixed media, beading, jewelry making, painting, drawing, spinning, weaving, and fiber arts. Additionally, Interweave publishes many more special-interest publications that are published as newsstands-only publications sold in retail stores throughout North America.
Interweave has more than 350 books in print and annually publishes about 40-45 best-selling, how-to art and craft books on the same subjects as the company's magazines. Interweave ranks as one of the top craft publishers in the United States, and its books can be found in independent art, craft, and book shops worldwide. Interweave's books have won numerous awards, including first place in the Craftrends ACE Awards, first place in the Publishers Association of the West Design Awards, and first place in the Publishers Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Awards.
INTERACTIVE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Interweave has an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in addition to its extensive Internet network of more than 30 websites and online communities-some of the most popular art- and craft-enthusiast destinations on the Web. Each magazine has its own branded website, such as InterweaveKnits.com, JewelryArtistMagazine.com, and QuiltingArts.com, and the company operates and owns websites for its events. Interweave's online communities are host to more than 2,000,000 members and span across most of its art and craft categories. Membership to each community is absolutely free and encourages artists and crafters to connect with each other and with us to share their work, give each other tips and techniques, make new friends, and experience the handmade life on a new level.
VIDEO AND BROADCASTING
Interweave is the proud corporate sponsor of three craft programs on public television: Knitting Daily, Quilting Arts, and Beads, Baubles, and Jewels. Interweave also develops, shoots, edits, and distributes original video content for Interweave's multi-platform products. Interweave produces more than 70 videos annually for stand-alone DVD sales, for books and magazines as added value to the reader, and for free video on Interweave's websites, online communities, and social media. Videos are shot on location or in Interweave's studio and editing suite, based out of its Loveland, Colorado, headquarters.
Interweave produces several major events for art and craft enthusiasts: the Spin-Off Annual Retreat, American Artist's Weekend with the Masters, CREATE with Cloth Paper Scissors, Weekend with the Wire Masters, and Bead Fests in locations across the country, attracting thousands of consumers, industry manufacturers, and advertisers. Additionally, the company's magazines are major sponsors of competitions such as the PieceWork Excellence in Needlearts Awards, Handwoven's FiberHearts Annual Guild Outreach Awards, American Artist's Cover Competitions, Bead Star, Jewelry Artist Awards, and the Gemmy Awards.