Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For a variety of reasons, I've been feeling a little disheartened with the UK crafts magazines recently, so was immensely cheered up to find a group of the Crafteroo forum member were getting together to put together a new online magazine...,


The magazine press release reads "Online forum Crafteroo is launching a brand new online magazine dedicated to all types of crafts. Run, written and edited entirely by forum members, who between them cover just about every craft you can think of, the new magazine will be digitally published quarterly, with the first issue due out on 1 October 2011.

Through a combination of features, tutorials, business articles and projects, as well as a swap shop for de-stashing and re-stashing, and illustrated with gorgeous photography throughout, it aims to engage with crafters new and old, share knowledge, encourage readers to try something new and expand the reach of the crafting revolution!

Comments Kerry Wilkinson, editor; “Recently we had a discussion about how we could perk up the forum as we have a solid visitor base but were looking to expand and engage with existing members. As I had a background in craft magazine editing, it seemed like the next logical step for us, and it’s really got everyone excited, we’re all working very hard on this to make it an excellent publication.”

All proceeds from sales and advertising will go towards the running and upkeep of the Crafteroo forum promotional activity and incentives for forum members. Readers are encouraged to join the community, share their makes and talk to the magazine creators and maybe even participate in the next issue themselves.

Get ready to be inspired, and try making something new!"

The first issue is only £1.50 ($2.30) which is an absolute bargain in my opinion, and is available from here.  Look out for issue 2 too as there will be a Lucykate Crafts pattern coming up in it.

ps, thank you for all the kind words after my last post.  I continued battle with the Softie and won, images to come next time!

9 comments:

Sconch Textiles said...

Always good to be told of new magazines :)

Ooooh now I am mad about Craftseller! I thought it was a bit off just encouraging people to use other people's designs to profit their own business when I bought it myself - but the fact it is done without permission is shocking! Thanks for sharing!

Sam x

bella celestial said...

Thank you for the information. I will look into the forum and get issue #1.
Good luck with your project I wish you the best. I just discovered you, while looking for ideas to make little animals for my baby girl and purchased your book at my local craft store. You are awesome!!!

Bigbluebed said...

Thank you for posting this. As one of the Crafteroo members involved in the magazine, I can say it was great fun to put together and well worth buying.

Alix
xxx

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Scrapiana said...

'Run, written and edited entirely by forum members, who between them cover just about every craft you can think of...' That sounds great. Very much look forward to seeing it. Thanks for flagging it up, Amy.

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littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Nice I'll have to take a look at this sounds like it could be interesting! thanks :)

AlishaMichelle said...

Awesome idea... will order an issue!

-AlishaMichelle
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