Many of us can relate, finding joy in the carefully curated scenes and aspirational tips and tricks that magazines compile. Sadly, the days of the thick print magazine feel numbered. This past June, another giant joined the long list of publications no longer in print, Martha Stewart Living. We reflect on the magazine and it’s impact on the craft industry.
The paper shortage is taking a toll on craft publishers, causing longer waits, higher prices, and diminishing the eco-friendly options available at any given time.
Here’s the big list of Craft Magazine Submission Information! This can be a great way to share your creative work and grow your audience.
In this podcast episode, designer and tech editor Tian Connaughton traces the development of her career from learning to crochet from a co-worker while at her corporate job, to designing and publishing patterns in magazines, to teaching others how to get published.
Zines — limited-edition, DIY, often photocopied publications — never went away, per se, but are experiencing a wide-sweeping revival during the pandemic.
In 2016 Rumana Lasker looked at 52 sewing magazines published in the UK that year and realized that every single one featured a white woman on the cover.
“One of the things that struck me the most…is the feeling of being undervalued- as a consumer, as a person,” says Lasker a British sewer who was a quarter-finalist on the Great British Sewing Bee. “Because it is no exaggeration to say that by failing to represent us, they are telling people of color that we don’t matter.”
F+W to Cease Publication of Modern Patchwork, Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilty, and Knit.Wear Magazines Amidst New Round of Layoffs
F+W is shutting down Modern Patchwork, Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilty, and Knit.Wear magazines. The issues currently in production will be the last. A letter will be going out informing contributors later this week and Tiffany Warble, Director of Content, says the company is working on a plan for existing subscribers. A round of layoffs accompanied the closures.
Meander Publishing to Close Modern Quilts Unlimited and Machine Quilting Unlimited Effective Immediately
In an email sent to contributors this afternoon CEO and Publisher at Meander Publishing, Vicki Anderson, announced that the company will cease publication of Modern Quilts Unlimited and Machine Quilting Unlimited magazines effected immediately.
The ability to express your vision is essential. However, there are some common pitfalls that can trip up newbie designers that you can avoid.
F+W has grown from a family-owned magazine publisher to an international force in the craft market. Here’s a history of the company, and how they did it.