So in my quest to troll around the internet mainly checking out knitting stuff, procrastinating instead of actually writing my final projects, I’ve come across two independent magazines that I think are cool and would like to discuss for a second.
Firstly, I friggen love magazines, mostly home, fashion and travel and normally if I go to an airport or the like, I need to pick up like at least three of them. I’ve also recently discovered at my local library a plethora of English-language mags which i’m slowly working my way through. They even carry Vogue and Interweave, in the knitting topic related section even though I had to special order them ;)
But Vogue and Interweave have been around for like, a ton of years (I think) despite that this whole handmade-nation, DIY, crafting, fiber arts renaissance is on a comeback with a lot of young people like myself. Where are the fresh voices and ideas at?
I recently, discovered 2 mags - the PomPom Quarterly which is sold on Etsy and features this issue’s title “Knitting, Thinking, Embroidering, Drinking” (which I totally love) and the Genet Quarterly which I discovered reading this awesome blog. The magazine’s founder, Hannahbelle is trying to get it off the ground in June, and I totally hope she makes it. I love her taste in colors, yarns and patterns, btw, and she’s a seasoned blogger, so you should check her out anyway. I’m obviously not endorsed by any of these things but just thought they were interesting - I like that these publications seem to have a slightly feminist, edgy and fresh vibe about them, which I think totally fits in with my ideology about why I knit.
So, this all leads me to these questions -
What other independent crafting (especially knitting or fiber arts related) magazines do you read? Do others even exist? If you could choose any theme, ‘vibe’ (overall tone of the mag) or feature piece in a new crafting magazine, what would it be? Reblog this post, respond to it, PM me on ravelry or just muse on it!