Here are some craft magazines I’ve been reading lately and thinking about subscribing to.
Martha Stewart Living. I also love Martha’s website for all the “Good Things” projects. My favorite project this month is inking lace and using it as a stamp. I even made the jambalaya and bananas foster recipes (but I cheated and used pillsbury biscuits instead of baking my own buttermilk biscuits), which is a big deal because I DON’T cook.
Threads. This magazine was great for instructions. It was filled with sewing lessons, perfect for a begginer like me. And I loved their “Reader’s Closet” for the photos of clothes readers submitted to their contest- very inspiring. Their website is here.
Craft Magazine. Lots of great articles, and each is nice and short so you can start and finish an article in one sitting. My favorite is the article “Gangsta Wrap” about “Knitta, Please!” which I think is just hysterical to say. Projects I’ll try: Hawaiian Quilt, Lino-block printing. This magazine is also great because it has info on all types of crafts- it taught me about felting, which I see a lot of on HGTV in the mornings, but didn’t really know what it was. Only downside is that I think this magazine is only published quarterly, and it is about $15 per issue, but if you use a 40% off coupon at Jo-ann’s, it’s not so bad. But I check out the craftzine blog daily for more craft inspiration, so that will fill the void between issues.
Adorn. It’s a small magazine, but I think there are actually a lot of ideas I can use, like the scarf-necked cardigan and the mosaic tray. The best part of the magazine is that they tell you what patterns their models are wearing, which makes me want to try everything featured. This magazine is definitely only quarterly, which is disappointing. The website is here.