||Here is a list of magazines
that are of interest to us bead and fiber folk. If they have a website, I have
included a link to it. Otherwise, you will have to either call or write to them or
pickup a copy of the magazine at the book store.
Updated August 20, 2005
|Magazines, like books, are staples of our lives. They provide us
with entertainment, instructions for creativity, inspiration and they often set right
there next to our beads and
fiber to thumb through and read before dropping off to sleep. Come
daylight, we cart the how-to magazines into our work areas to make some of those delicious
projects and those inspirational magazines set next to our favorite reading chair. Lip-smacking and eye-goggling reading material set on paper is a tradition I relish.
If you want to keep your favorite magazine in business, get a
subscription. Advertisers purchase magazine space based on the
number of subscribers to a magazine, not the number of sales at stores.
It is a given that how-to magazines include instructions and
illustrations, for this reason, this information is not included in my
reviews. Some magazines change their content over time, for the
better or the worse. When I see a change in magazine format, I
write new reviews to reflect these changes. I receive some
subscriptions on a regular basis and my reviews of those magazines are
more comprehensive than those I review based on one issue.
AmericanStyle, 3000 Chestnut
Ave., Ste. 304, Baltimore, MD 21211, subscriptions 800-272-3893 (USA), 1-410-889-3093
What I like about American Style is the warmth each issue
exudes, welcoming you in to meet new artists and see their work and studios, read about
upcoming events and page after page of artwork in full color. Reading American Style is
like traveling the country to see great artworks and all from your beady chair at
home. Every page includes information about travel, crafts, art and interior design.
Glass artwork has become a regular subject of each issue, as well as
beadwork artists. When you are finished working on
projects, AmericanStyle is the magazine to cozy up with for the evening.
When you are on a trip, AmericanStyle is perfect for a leisure read and
feast of artwork. Don't miss a single issue.
American Craft Council, PO Box 3000,
Denville, NJ 07834-3000, subscriptions 888-313-5527 (USA)
A magazine produced by the American Crafts
Council, offers lavish photography of diverse artwork,
sometimes including beadwork. Each
issue includes articles about artists and their work plus a listing of gallery events
across the USA. The ACC Shows across the USA are sponsored by this organization and
are always listed in the calendar and subscription/membership includes free admittance to
Crafts Magazine, PO Box 56015,
Boulder, CO 80322, 800-727-2387 (USA)
HOW-TO You will find
easy, fast craft projects
in Crafts Magazine for both home decor and fun items for your children to
|Great American Crafts
http://www.krause.com Great American Crafts Club, 700 E State St., Iola, WI
54945, 800-258-0929 (USA), a Krause Publication
HOW-TO Great American
Crafts encompasses handcrafts of every type,
to create gifts, interior decorations,
children's toys and many other items. The
projects are fast, easy
to make with simple materials
Ornament, P.O. Box 2349, San Marcos, CA 92079-9806, phone
800-888-8950 (USA) 760-599-0222 (International), fax 760-599-0228, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ornament Magazine was one of the first to
celebrate ornamental wear in a regular publication. Ornament is full of
beautiful photography, highlights of classy and elegant artwork; ancient, contemporary and
ethnographic, specializing in the fiber and bead arts as ornamental wear for every
occasion including theater and drama. Collectors, as well as bead and fiber artists, love this publication. This is not a
how to magazine but rather a delectable read of visual delights.
http://www.somersetstudio.com 22922 Mill
Creek, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, 877-782-6737 (USA),
Stamps are just the beginning with this
magazine. Every issue is gorgeous and demonstrates
that working with stamps is another
method to create beautiful art. The projects combine other
crafts with stamps for an assortment of items including masks, fans, dolls,
and sculptures. Embellishment is a regular facet of every issue.
http://www.taunton.com/threads/index.asp Taunton Press, 63 South Main St., PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506,
HOW-TO Threads is dedicated to the machine
most subject matter relating to what else you can do with your sewing machine, serger and
other stitching equipment. Occasionally there are articles touching on quilting,
interior design, and embellishment, all relating to the magic of sewing machines.
Interweave Press, Inc., 201 E. Fourth St.,
Loveland, CO, 80537-5655, 760-291-1531 (International), 800-875-6208
Fiberarts, a quality magazine, has been acquired by Interweave Press
which guarantees continuity in quality and content. The focus is
on all types of art composed of fiber crafts such as weaving, knitting,
crocheting, stitchery, beading, macramé' and trapunto to create a myriad
of two and three dimensional art such as quilts tapestries,
wearables, sculptures, embellishments, wall hangings and basketry.
Artists are highlighted in each issue. There are specialty
articles such as presenting your work online and you will find overviews
of conferences, shows and retreats. Fiberarts is an enjoyable
magazine that will inspire and keep you up to date on the latest uses
and development of fiber as an art material.
|Bead & Button
http://www.beadandbutton.com/ Kalmbach Publishing
Co., PO Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187, 800-533-6644
(USA), 262-796-8776 ext 421 (International)
HOW-TO B&B is a project oriented magazine with
lots of bead eye candy. Every issue includes very easy projects for beginners and
those for the advanced beader as well. Various crafts are included in the bead projects such as knitting, crochet and
macramé. B&B hosts an annual bead show with workshops.
http://www.beadandbutton.com/ Kalmbach Publishing
Co., 21027 Crossroads Circle, PO Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187, 800-533-6644
(USA), 262-796-8776 ext 421 (International)
HOW-TO The publisher of Bead & Button
has created another great magazine! Opulent photos are spread
across the pages, making every project desirable. Bead stringing
is the main subject of each issue and the projects are very easy for
beginners to make. It is the choice of bead material and exquisite
designs that makes this magazine enjoyable for the advanced beaders.
Bead Style breathes elegance and classic jewelry in every issue. I
love their choice of material and excellence in classic lariats that
equal those in Bead & Button magazine.
|Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter
Phone 01638 742024 or for more information email email@example.com
Make checks payable to the Bead Society of Great
Britain. Send your payment for subscription to:
Carole Morris, 1 Casburn Lane, Burwell, Cambs, CB5 0ED UK
The Bead Society of Great Britain's Newsletter
deserves a place on the magazine review pages. To obtain a subscription and
membership, send a check for the equivalent of £16 in your monies or go to a bank that
handles international monies and purchase the equivalent of £10. It costs £6 to clear
checks outside of Great Britain. BSGB newsletter is primarily black and white and
sometimes includes a color page. Most issues include a color postcard
depicting beadwork, old or new. BSGB is dedicated to beadwork history and most
issues include historical articles along with photos of the items, often from
museums. A beading project is included in most issues. BSBG membership spans
the globe and touches every continent. I highly recommend membership to this
http://www.interweave.com , Interweave Press, Inc.,
201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537-5655, 800-340-7496 (USA) 970-669-7672
is a beautiful magazine, combining the old and the new, including campy easy projects for the
young and young at heart, classical and exotic projects for beginners and advanced,
and interviews with beaders and glass beadmakers. Projects pages include
lots of eye smacking beadwork you will want to make Beadwork hosts
beading challenges and a yearly beadwork retreat.
http://www.jewelrycrafts.com , Miller Magazines,
Inc., Inc., 4880 Market St., Ventura, CA 93003, 800-528-1024 (USA)
HOW-TO Jewelry Crafts is a how-to
magazine with a specialty in polymer clays. Many of the projects are for polymers
with additional instructions for designs using the polymers. Other subject matter
include occasional articles covering gems, pearls and other natural materials. Each
issue also includes beading projects for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other jewelry
items. Wire is often included for easy fashion jewelry.
Step by Step Beads
60 Chestnut Avenue, suite 201, Devon, PA 19333-1312, USA, 610-964-6300
(International and USA), fax 610-293-1069
Journal publishes this magazine and the beading and bead stringing
projects are oriented towards the beginner. Glass bead making, polymers,
wirework, and other bead stitchery are included in each issue. The
polymer designs are classy and easy to make. Artist highlights are
sometimes included. Occasionally an issue will include bead
crochet or bead knitting.
http://www.lapidary.com ,60 Chestnut Avenue,
suite 201, Devon, PA 19333-1312, USA, 610-964-6300 (International),
PARTIAL HOW-TO Lapidary Journal
specializes in working with gemstones,
gold and silver and associated natural materials such as pearls
also includes Jewelry Journal, a small how-to section. Articles include
trips to fossil and gem digs, highlights of lapidary and silver/gold smiths and their
diverse techniques to create miniature artwork to wear. The projects include diamond cutting, lapidary
techniques, glass bead making and some beading. Crocheting with silver
is sometimes a subject in this section.
http://www.simplybeadsmagazine.com , PO Box 8000, Big Sandy, TX
75755, 903-636-4043 (International), 800-282-6643 (USA)
HOW-TO This magazine is
published by DRG in Texas and formatted for those who
have never strung a bead before or have limited experience with beading.
The projects are very simple; strung
beads wrap 3-D items, head pin earrings and ornament dangles,
self-adhesive beads for embellishment, strung necklaces and pendants and
bead wire wrapped jewelry. If you like to make projects that
require little time to make and fast results, you will like this
Co., PO Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187, 800-533-6644
(USA), 262-796-8776 ext 421 (International)
PARTIAL HOW-TO Bead Dreams is a special
annual issue, of lavish beadwork. Every page is a splash of
full color, eye-goggling beauty, designed by very talented beaders.
A few of the highlighted beadwork pieces include how-to instructions.
This is a magazine of inspiration, to fuel your own imagination and see
what other beaders are doing. You will enjoy every issue.
http://www.beaduniquemagazine.com, All American Crafts, Inc.,
publication, Bead Unique, PO Box 459, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-8398,
HOW-TO You will find a variety
of beadwork projects in every issue using a variety of craft
techniques; bead embellishment onto fabric, decorations, wirework,
polymer, bead stringing, felting, lampwork glass beads, crochet,
paperwork and painting. There is a gallery section in each
issue with beautiful color photographs of exquisite beadwork. Bead
Unique is a plus to the bead world.
Fiber Circle Publishing,
LLC, PO Box 552, McKinney St, Farmersville, TX 75442, 1-800-628-8047
Fantasy has a new owner and a new look starting with the Spring 2005
issue. The format is both contemporary and traditional with
ponchos, hats, boas, sweaters and
shawls. Projects cover about half the magazine pages and the other
half is dedicated to articles. Information about new fibers and
their use for crochet, tips, experimental stitches, fashion news and
computer charting for crochet designs are some of the subjects
http://www.crochet-world.com , PO Box 9015, Big
Sandy, TX 75755, 800-829-5865 (USA), 219-589-4000 (International)
World has both contemporary and traditional
patterns, offering doilies, hats, bags, afghans, bookmarks and dolls for every season. Each
issue has an international doll ensemble from a different region of the world that fits a
13" doll. International symbols are not included.
& Fun Crochet
box 9015, Big Sandy, TX 75755, 800-829-5865 (USA), 219-589-4000 (International)
HOW-TO Fast & Fun
Crochet has fun designs in mind.
Motifs for seasonal items as well and all year round afghans, rugs, baby clothing, toys,
doilies, table mats and wearables. The overall size is
small and will easily fit in a project bag for travel.
http://www.oldtimecrochet.com PO Box 9001, Big
Sandy, TX 75755-9001, 800-829-5865 (USA)
Crochet is dedicated to the romance
of the past with patterns and instructions for tea cozies, slippers,
floral, rugs, doilies and many other items. International symbols are provided for
most the projects. Tatting projects are sometimes
included. If you like vintage, this is the crochet magazine for you.
Crochet! Customer Service, 23 Old Pecan Road, Big Sandy, TX 74755,
800-449-0440 (USA), 903-636-4011 (International)
Crochet is the official magazine of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA).
If you want more information about membership, go to
www.crochet.org, the guild's
official website. Each magazine issue has an insert for members
"only" with updates on the guild activities. When you join CGOA,
you receive the magazine subscription. Crochet includes patterns
using steel hooks to the very large Q hook for various fiber thickness
and diversity of stitch. Sometimes the designs are
contemporary and other times traditional to make shawls, afghans, scarves, ponchos,
decorations, jackets, doilies, embellishments, home decor, toys and
accessories. The projects are planned for the You will find
projects for every member of the family.
, Better Homes & Gardens, 1716 Locust Street-GA 200, Des Moines,
IA, 50309--3023, 800-688-6611(USA), fax 515-284-3045
HOW-TO The premiere issue, 2004, highlights granny squares for fashions of
today, especially for the teenagers. Sweaters, scarves, shawls,
wraps, hats, bags, dresses, skirts, ponchos, afghans, baby and
children's' apparel, and stuffed animals; items for the whole family in
a variety of colors and styles are provided. There are also
articles about designers and their work. Younger people will
like many of these designs.
http://www.interweave.com Interweave Press, Inc., 201 E. Fourth St.,
Loveland, CO 80537-5655, 800-340-7496 (USA) 970-669-7672
Interweave's latest magazine, Crochet, is a hit! Buttons, halters,
sweaters, vests, dresses, skirts, caplet, children's clothing, slippers,
shawls, pillows, and an assortment of other items. Patterns
and use of fibers bring quality to these creations.
Art Doll Quarterly
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653,
949-380-7318, fax 949-389-9355
issue, Summer 2003, is a must have for doll lovers. This is not a
how-to magazine, however, there are tips & techniques included.
Art Doll Quarterly is published in the same tradition as Salon, Belle
Armoire and Somerset Studio with gorgeous photography, inspiring work
and articles about the artists creating these creations. This is
magazine is lip-smacking delightful and an inspirational to anyone who
loves artwork. It's great!
PO Box 8488, Spokane, WA 99203-0488,
509-747-0139 or fax 509-455-6115, 800-874-5201
This magazine is dedicated to the latest in fashion
doll creations, highlighting Barbie and Gene in every issue. Lavish photography,
historical notes and information about dolls shows and conferences. Special how-to
projects for make up, clothing and accessories for Barbie and Gene
are in some issues.
|Soft Dolls & Animals
http://www.scotpublications.com, 305095 Eight Mile , Livonia,
MI 48152-1798, 800-458-8237 (USA), 247-477-6650 (International) Scott Advertising
& Publishing Company publishes this magazine.
HOW-TO A fun and visual delight with gobs of doll patterns
and all the how to instructions, illustrations and patterns required to make them.
This contemporary magazine includes highlights of current doll shows and an
inspirational gallery of creations made by subscribers. A pattern pull out section
is provided in every issue for full size patterns of the projects. Patterns include
baby dolls, fashion dolls, fantasy creatures, seasonal dolls, soft dolls of the past with
a new look plus doll furniture. Tips and Techniques are included in each issue and
occasionally beaded jewelry projects are provided.
Teddy Bears &
http://www.teddybearandfriends.com, Madavor Media, LLC, 420
Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617-536-0121 (International)
800-437-5828 (Canada & USA)
HOW-TO This is
my all time favorite magazine, a must have by all critter lovers.
Every issue introduces you to bearmakers and their unique creations,
critter patterns, what's hot in new designs, reviews with
collectors, event coverage, yummy photos and enjoyable articles.
Some of the projects have been crocheted bears, needle felting bears and
traditional bear making. I have saved all these articles.
Each issue is a real treat and will bring new delights and inspiration
to you. You will not want to miss a single issue!
Teddy Bear Review
Jones Publishing, PO Box
5000, Iola, WI 54945, 800-331-0038 (USA) , 745-445-5000 (International)
PARTIAL HOW-TO Includes
the latest bears that have been introduced to the retail market,
highlights of bear shows and events, interviews with bearmakers, tips
and techniques and a bear project. There are gobs of bear photos
for your viewing pleasure.
Jones Publishing, Inc., PO Box 5000, Iola, WI 54945, 715-445-5000
(International & USA)
HOW-TO If you like to
make costumes for your collector dolls, you will find the information
you need in this magazine. The articles include conference
reviews, replication of antiques and preservation of vintage clothing.
Madavor Media, LLC, 420
Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, 508-756-2595 (International & USA)
HOW TO From vintage to contemporary, production to one-of-a- kind,
baby dolls to fashion dolls, you will find them all here. There
are tips for purchasing and restoring dolls, sources for purchasing
dolls and doll identification.
http://www.jonespublishing.com, Jones Publishing, Inc., PO Box 5000,
Iola, WI 54945-5000, 715-445-5000 (International), 800-331-0038 (USA)
No matter what your choice of
doll type, porcelain, silicone or vinyl, you will find out about the
newest creations in this magazine. Dolls of the past, updated for
today, and information on vintage originals are included. New one
of a kind dolls and their artists are highlighted with sources for
purchasing them. These one of a kind dolls are an inspiration and
will get your own creativity going. Doll identification and
history helps you to identify those mystery dolls you own.
http://www.hautedoll.com, Murat Caviale, Inc., 5711 Eighth
Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53140, 262-658-1004 (International & USA)
Haute Doll is the Vogue of doll
magazines. You will find every type fashion doll within these
pages. There are sweet teens, wickedly sophisticated models,
adorable pre-teens and everything else between. Every page is a
full color delight, dolls from around the world making their debuts,
including on of a kind Ooaks. There are flashbacks of dolls of the past
and those being manufactured again, brand names and the new artists, a
real visual treat not to be missed. Every fashion doll lover will
want this magazine.
Easy Knitting +Crochet
http://www.fceasyknitting.com 181 Avenue of
the Americas, New York, NY 10013
HOW-TO You will find a little of everything here.
There is a regular column on finishing techniques; articles on knitting for profit; how-to
knit and crochet basics and new patterns for each season for the whole family.
Patterns include wearables for day and evening; afghans and throws and occasionally
crochet and knit motifs to incorporate into patterns and some
http://www.knittingdigest.com PO Box 9003, Big Sandy, TX 75755, 800-829-5865
(USA), 219-589-4000 (International)
HOW-TO This is a compact little package of projects that is
easy to carry with you or layout in your work area. Projects vary from sweaters for
the whole family to seasonal dolls and figures, pillows, afghans,
napkins and placemats
to special tips for crocheting knitters.
http://www.knittinguniverse.com XRX Inc., 231 S.
Phillips Avenue, Suite 400, Sioux Falls, SD, 57104-6326, 605-338-2450
HOW-TO Knitter's has knitting news around the world
fashion, family activities, shows and artists. Each pattern
begins with a model standing in
front of a magnificent setting, making you feel if you make that sweater and wear it, you
are almost in that unique setting. The patterns are designer creations, with
simplistic styles and creative finishes. There is usually a section of all hats,
purses or other accessory and the patterns included. Knitter's includes
diversity in sweaters, shawls, ponchos and accessories for women. Patterns for
children and men are occasionally included. Knitter's offers classy designs for today's
woman, embracing both contemporary and fashions reminiscent of the past.
|Vogue Knitting International
http://www.vogueknitting.com Vogue Knitting, PO Box 3000, Denville,
NJ 07834-9678, 973-627-5162 (International), 877-860-6164
HOW-TO Vogue is known for fashion
and classy designs. Vogue continues to
bring the latest designs and techniques to knitters.
You will find the latest fashion report
in knitting along with colors and style.
Designs are often grouped in a lovely color collage, all beiges
together, blues together, etc., for a harmonious effect.
Designer Stitch workshop is a regular column with help in working the
designer patterns for that issue. Patterns run from the very
simplistic to the very complex. Some sweaters are of one
solid color yarn while others
include checks, lines and
many shapes. Fiber Facts is a regular column and highlights a
specific type of fiber, the history and the critter or plant it
originates from. Sweaters, vests, cowls, coats, scarves,
children's matching sweaters and an assortment of accessories are Vogue
regulars. Every issue is packed with new creations.
http://www.interweave.com Interweave Press, Inc., 201 E. Fourth St.,
Loveland, CO, 80537-5655, 970-669-7672 (International), 800-340-7496 (USA)
HOW-TO Knits provides unique
designer patterns that are romantic, contemporary, day and evening, a
variety of sweaters, shawls, afghans, curtains, mittens, dolls and even
knitted fruit. The designer patterns are elegant, some of
lightweight fibers and others heavy.
Quick Gifts are included with complete instructions. All patterns
include step by step instructions, layout illustrations of sweater
pieces, and graphed charts for those patterns requiring them.
There is usually an article about a specialty yarn, an example would be
Cashmere, the type goat it is from, where you find it, the history and
brand names of the spun yarn. Every issue offers new
ideas for knitting.
and Gardens Creative Collection,1716
Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309-3023, USA. 800-688-6611 (USA) fax
Knit It is a new magazine, 2005. There was no insert for
subscriptions, so I am guessing it is annual. No website or email
address are provided which is unfortunate since it is such a great
magazine. The latest styles, articles of interest, interviews with
knitting authors and fashion highlights make up a good portion of
the magazine. You will find ponchos, wraps, jackets, scarves,
pillows, afghans, hats and children's items. The whole pattern is
on 1 or 2 pages right together instead of part of it farther into the
magazine, a real plus to me. There are patterns geared for younger
people with easy instructions to make projects in a day. The
designs are attractive but not so complex it takes forever to finish.
I look forward to seeing more issues of this magazine.
Knitting, SoHo Publishing, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10103
am sure Knit 1 will become a regular on the newsstands. Knit 1,
the premier 2004 issue, is smaller than most magazines, easy to drop in
a carry bag for travel; a mini haute couture in a compact form.
Geared towards young adults, teens and those seeking fun fashions and
the current rage in knitting; You will find eyelash hats, scarves,
fashion tops, jackets, hats, neck covers, ponchos, animal covers and
pillows and leg warmers plus a few guy projects. Roses, floral
bag, crocheted and knitted skirts will quickly become want-to-make
items. Knitstrology will tell you what to expect and what projects
might be a plus to create in a humorous format. Interviews
with designers a Trend Report looks to be a regular for future issues. If you want your teens to knit,
this magazine will grab their imagination.
Circle Publishing, 1105 E. Plano Parkway, Ste 2, Plano, TX 75074, no
Knitted evening apparel with bead knitted embellishment, sweaters,
coats, caplets and a child's dress are among the projects within
InKnitters pages. Yummy hats in various shapes and styles,
something for everyone will get your needles to clicking. A large
section of the magazine is dedicated to techniques - linings for skirts,
color ways, shaping such as squares and diamonds and finishing tips such
as crochet edging. Techniques are always a plus for me.
There are articles about fibers, who grows them and sells them with
photos to from scratch to finish. Historical fiber stories top it
Knit & Style
Box 173, Mt. Morris, IL, 61054-0173, 800-877-5527 (USA)
These issues are bursting with of sweaters, clothing of the season in a variety of
colors and design in Knit & Style magazine. Ponchos, textured
tops, capes, vests, shawls, purses, socks and eyelash goodies with
instructions and illustrations are provided. There are highlights on
fibers and color; reviews on the latest yarns and yarn reviews with
color photos of the yarns worked up into samples. Unique designs
and shaping of apparel and attractive accessories are a delight.
Various techniques show you how to combine shapes to create clothing;
unique finishes with ribbons; elaborate to simple finishes and fancy
edges. Each issue includes articles such as style shows, knitting
in other countries and free knitting patterns online. It is easy
to find way-too-many patterns you will want to make in this lovely
magazine. The want-to-make list grows with every issue.
Quick & Easy
Knitting & Crocheting
http://www.womansday.com/specials, Woman's Day Specials, PO box
50191, Boulder, CO 80322-0191, 800-333-8546 (USA)
This review is based on one issue, the premiere 2004, which offers both crochet and knitting projects.
As advertised, all the projects are easy to make and many are quick to
finish; scarves and hats, socks, decorations, leg warmers, afghan,
skirt, sweaters, wraps and ponchos, fingerless gloves, clothing
embellishments and children and tot's clothing and toys. I really
liked the diversity of the hats and scarves; they are easy to make, fast
to finish and you have your choice of style and fibers.
There are plenty of projects for the year round in this issue.
http://www.TKGA.com, TKGA, 1100-H
Brandywine Blvd., PO Box 3388, Zanesville, OH 43702-3388,
740-45204541(International and USA)
Cast On is the official magazine of the Knitters Guild of America.
Guild information and activities,
including their regional and annual conferences are provided in each
issue. When you
subscribe to Cast On, you become a member of the guild, which is a real
bonus if you attend any of their events. Each issue includes a
diversity of patterns such as sweaters, hats, scarves, ponchos, jackets,
stoles, afghans, sweaters, vests, socks and many other items.
There are patterns for all family, of all ages. Some
patterns have unique finishes worked with a variety of fibers.
Cast On specializes in introducing new techniques and new looks to old
stitches. Laura Bryant, guru of fiber color, authors articles in
each issue about techniques and color and I save every one of them.
Check their website to find out what TKGA is all
PO Box 9001, Big Sandy, TX 75755,
800-282-6643 (USA), 903-636-4040 (International)
HOW-TO The March 2005 issue has a
variety of clothing for the whole family; sweaters, ponchos, vests,
tunics, socks, afghans and several bags. There is a grouping
of dishcloth patterns to teach you various knit stitches with quick
results. Knit techniques, highlights on a specific stitch and
explanations about knitting methods around are all articles to save for
reference. Creative Knitting is contemporary in format and
knitter friendly in presentation.
E. Fourth St, Loveland, CO 80537-5655, 800-767-9638
HOW-TO Piecework is a one of a kind magazine offering the
best of handwork of diverse crafts. Whether you like to crochet, knit, weave, spin,
embroider, tat, braid, nailbind cross stitch, hook rugs, or any other handcraft, you will
find information in issues of Piecework. Each issue is artistically
laid out with
historical information about a craft and then a project follows. Every issue offers
handwork from different parts of the world, reflecting an international flavor and a
sharing of techniques from the artists in that area.
There is something for everyone in Piecework.
http://www.aqsquilt.com American Quilter's Society, PO Box 3290,
Paducah, KY 42001, 270-898-7903, American Quilter's Society is a Division of Schroeder
HOW-TO This society offers professional guidance in quilt
art techniques, design and color. They sponsor a Annual Quilt Show and Contest every year
include the winning quilts in their publication. They also sponsor an annual
fashion show and contest and discuss the various ways of using quilting for
art-to-wear. Bargello, appliqué and traditional are included in various
issues. Renown quilters are interviewed along with color images of their
work. Design techniques include freeform and experimental ideas.
|Quilter's Newsletter Magazine
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800-477-6089 USA, 303-604-1464 International
HOW-TO Historical articles are provided with color photos
of the quilts, enlarged sections and sometimes the a look at the women who made them. Old
motifs are resurrected with a new look along side the old original one and sometimes there
is a duplication of the small ad for purchasing of the fabric for sale way back
when. How to projects include instructions, larger color blocks and color
illustrations of a partial quilt assembly. Specialty articles include fancy finishes
such as French Twist Binding to dimensional fabric appliqué with ruffling and ruching to
uses with attic treasures. Quilt artists are interviewed and quilt shows are reviewed.
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HOW-TO Today's quilt designs with diverse motifs, including
tying placement, settings, placement and assembly for log cabin blocks, heart, jewel,
stars, and many other shapes are provided in each issue. Basic quiltmaker lessons,
prize-winning tips and handy tools are some of the regular columns. Projects are
included with instructions and color illustrations.
|The Quilter Magazine
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HOT-TO Romantic quilts with a hint of yesterday,
contemporary designs of today, plus quilts with a diversity of themes are a part every
issue. Projects include diagrams, layouts, instructions and a full size pattern fold
out for actual scale piecing.
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HOW TO Quilting Arts is n exquisite magazine, full of inspiration
and ideas to get you going. This exotic magazine is not just for
quilters; no matter what your favorite craft is, you are going to want
every issue. The quilting reflects artistic expression and offers
unique ways to embellish and enhance your work. Several
craft techniques are used in creation of thread art, beading and other
creations. Trading Cards is a regular article, making trading
cards for friends using bead and fibers. You do not want to miss a
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HOW-TO Spin-Off is a beautiful magazine dedicated to
bringing you the latest in fibers, design and products plus historical aspects, projects
and educational articles about fibers. Projects for weaving, crocheting, knitting,
braiding, beading and other diverse crafts are included as aspects for working the
handspun fibers. I look forward to every issue
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HOW-TO Everything you need to know about weaving is
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weaving techniques, highlights of fiber artists, weaving projects, related articles such
as basketry weaving and wire weaving, reviews of shows and activities that are weaving
|Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot (SS&D)
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SS& D is sponsored by the Handweavers of
America, the national weavers guild. All facets of weaving
are discussed along with
associated crafts such as spinning, felting and basketry.
Some projects are included. Various aspects of weaving
are covered in each issue, both traditional and contemporary, historical information and
various types of fibers are explained. A subscription includes membership to the
weavers national guild.
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PARTIAL HOW-TO This newsletter is dedicated to wirework and
associated subjects. Wire sources, tips and techniques and one or more how to
projects are included in this newsletter. This newsletter is very thick and packed
with information making it a good source for wireworkers.
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