Fun Read: Craft Magazine

 

While perusing the magazine section of Borders last year I happened upon this delightful little magazine that was still in it’s infancy.  

Bored by all the Suzie Homemaker sewing and craft magazines that are normally available, I was really excited to see a magazine that was unique and hip.  At $14.99 an issue, it is not for the budget conscious, but each project-packed issue is far more like a coveted book that you will go back to time and again, than a magazine (and with only 4 issues a year, it won’t take you long to catch up!).  Concentrating on projects from natural, recycled and household materials, their focus seems to be on the budding DIY movement: crafters who are concerned with conserving the environment AND their savings.  Their Editor-in Chief, Carla Sinclair, really says it best, “Traditional crafting practices and techniques are still the foundation for what we’re doing, yet we’re also incorporating technology, creative recycling, innovative materials and processes. There’s a fun sense of irony, irreverence and attitude in our mission.

From macramé Ipod cozies, to extracting squid ink for printing, to simple one-hour projects such as button rings, there really is something for every type of crafter.

Thank you, Craft, for giving crafters a fresh and fun make-over.

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