Deanna David (of Ribbon Candy Rug Hooking and YouTube fame!) and I are partnering to create a new magazine for crafters, called Magpie Times. We’ll have rug hooking and punch articles of course, but lots of other fiber arts as well. As you know, magpies are known to be collectors of pretty things. We find that crafty people are like magpies, in that we tend to dabble in other crafts, to recharge, or to flex new creative muscles. Trying new things helps jumpstart our inspiration.
The theme of our first issue is Historic Gardens. We’re looking for contributions of all things floral (hooked, knitted, embroidered, quilted, felted, etc.), photos of projects you’ve made, free patterns you’d like to share, recipes including flowers, stories about herbal medicine, any historic gardens you’ve photographed (in your hometown or on vacation). But most of all, we want to share your stories.
Send us all you can, and we’ll use as much as possible, even if it doesn’t have a floral angle. Your project might just suggest a theme for a whole future issue. And if you’re someone who is interested in writing a whole article, we’d love to hear from you, too.
Our first issue is scheduled for March, so the deadline to send in your contributions will be February 17. We’ll have a print option, as well as a beautiful online magazine for our international crafters (or folks who just want to save on the postage!). Next month, we’ll have more information on how to subscribe.
In other news:
Folk Basket, 9"x7," hooked with yarn, T-shirt strips, wool fabric strips and cotton fabric strips.
Here is my beginner class kit for 2024. It's a sampler where students can practice hooking with yarn, T-shirts, wool and cotton strips, so they can go home to their stash and say, "Yup, I can hook rugs with that!"
To view the show and class schedule for 2024, click here. Lots of dates have yet to be finalized, but at least you know where I'll be!
And to view what's on sale this month, click here!
Happy Hooking everyone!