Hi, hello, and how are you? It’s been a while… we’ve been MIA from your inbox and social media for several months while we took a break for the holidays. Part of this was to leave you alone during your busiest season of the year, but there’s another reason: we needed some time to ourselves to map out shutting things down.
Yup, you read that right. We are closing down Academy of Handmade. There are lots of reasons for this, but essentially we’ve been burned out for a bit-- for reasons related to and unrelated to AOH-- and just didn’t see going forward as sustainable.
Before we get to what happens next, we first want to take a moment to say THANK YOU-- thank you to all of our supporters and members and customers and participants and readers and podcast listeners. Truly we have loved working with you and it’s your energy and enthusiasm that has probably kept us going longer than we realized. Looking back on over five years of working with makers, we are so proud of the work we have done and the community we supported!
Now, to what happens next. First, we’ve migrated almost all of our YHBTV episodes over to YouTube. Visit our channel to revisit your favorites or peruse some killer topics we covered. We are also doing a fire sale of sorts. One last hurrah of our resources that we want to make available to you. If you were ever on the fence about Jumpstart or just couldn’t make that Crowdcast session, now’s your chance to take advantage of our business-building efforts and grab some helpful programs, worksheets, and webinars that will disappear entirely in short order (PLEASE ORDER BY MAY 1st). We’ve deeply discounted everything but they still have LOADS of value!
With a tear in our eyes and a big handmade hug,
Sharon & Isaac