“Thank you so much for
finally making a magazine
My husband already told me not to even think
of drilling holes in his skateboards; I have
two of my own. LOL!
worthy of crafters.”
I love those slouchy boots. I already have roving ’ve been a crafter for decades, and am always from my spinning stash so now I’ll pick up some Ilooking for new magazines. I saw your premiere
heels cheap that need to be “booted” and a ton of issue in our local Borders store, picked it up,
double-pointed needles! That’s probably the only and had to have my husband verify that it was
downer on those boots. All the DPNs. I’ll probably in fact made here in the United States. I thought
either borrow from other knitters or give away to at first when I saw it, that it was a U. K. magazine
other knitters once I’ve made a few pairs. with its size and all. I LOVE IT. I can’t wait to look
—sistert (via email) through it and get my subscription so I don’t
miss any issues. Thank you so much for finally
Check out our Modded Circular Needles Quick Craft on making a magazine worthy of crafters.
page 141 for an alternative to all those DPNs. —Penni Walker
I’m a little disappointed in your first issue of ’ve been following your site prior to the release
CRAFT. When I saw Jess Hutchison’s robots on Iof CRAFT and am so excited to now actually
the cover, I got all excited, thinking there would be have a copy of what I’ve been anticipating for
a pattern for them inside. Nope. Maybe I’m just so long! It’s a great magazine — you guys did a
too used to typical knitting/crochet magazines, in wonderful job! I have a question though. I live in
which if something is on the cover you always get the D.C. area, and have a few friends I craft with
a pattern for it inside. But it was disappointing. regularly. Unfortunately, it seems like all the cool
—Miranda Prince crafty-related things are in California. Maybe
we’re just really out of the loop, but we feel like
We’re sorry if the cover of CRAFT 01 was misleading we’ve looked into all the possible places we could
in any way. We chose the cover to spotlight our feature find a greater crafting community. You guys have
on “creepy cute” dolls and the people who make things like the Craft Gym over there, there’s nothing
them (which includes stitcher Jess Hutchison). We
also asked Hutchison if she would supply the pattern like that here! Or Felt Club. Our Craft Mafia is still
for the robot doll to complement the article, but she in its very basic fledgling stage.
wanted to move in a different direction, away from Anyway, we’re wondering if you might be able
patterns. She was firm on her decision not to have her pattern published, and we respected her wishes as a to incorporate some way of networking crafters via
crafter. In the end, we decided to keep the cover, since your site or maybe an event list/calendar in the
it does go well with our stitched doll feature story. magazine? The crafting scene is sad enough over
In addition, we included a pattern for one of Beth here that some of us are seriously considering
Doherty’s robot dolls, another crafter featured in our
cover story. moving to your half of the nation! Thanks for any
Again, we apologize for any frustration this may help and an awesome magazine!
have caused. Most of the time our covers will have
a corresponding project in the magazine, but there
may be exceptions from time to time when we want
to feature the work of a crafter we’re profiling.
Thanks for your message! Your suggestions are good
ones, and we’re thinking along those lines also. Right
now we have an online events calendar ( craftzine.com/
events/) and recently added forums ( forums.craftzine.
com) to our site.