Raves for CRAFT
Here's some of our favorite feedback about CRAFT:
“CRAFT magazine is do-it-yourself good design for a new generation of internet savvy, cell phone toting, design loving crafters. I was going to say 'it's not your grandma's craft magazine' but my grandmother really likes reading CRAFT."
- Diana Eng, Fashion Designer
"A new USA magazine at the forefront of the indie revolution"
I just wanted to tell you that I stumbled across the Craftzine blog a while ago and I love it. It’s marked in my favorites and I check it everyday (sometimes several times a day). It’s one of the ones that I check first when I get to work every morning. I have found many new favorite blogs and sites from your site. It’s almost an addiction. So I just wanted to take the time to send you a note and tell you that I appreciate what you do.
-Rebecca Long, September 24, 2008
Hi, just to say that your magazine is great and if you should ever open an issue for the British market, then as a magazine designer I would love to be the designer!
"It's the kind of magazine you keep for years."
-Gwen Schoen, Sacramento Bee, December 22, 2007
"Flipping through the awesome pages of Craft magazine…"
-Tina Chadha, Metro NY, December 19, 2007
Craft addresses "the new craft movement".
-Rob Walker, The New York Times, December 16, 2007
"A Craft Magazine subscription can give a constant flow of ideas"
-Dino-Ray Ramos, Inside Bay Area, December 6, 2007
"...Craft, a national magazine that applies traditional hobby skills to nontraditional projects."
-Elana Ashanti Jefferson, The Denver Post, September 27, 2007
"Driven by the same kind of DIY spirit that sprouted the indie music and 'zine scenes, the new crafting community might be an underground phenom, but it's slowly starting to influence the mainstream too, leaving its mark on fashion trends, pop culture and the retail world by offering an alternative to mass-produced items."
-Lina Lecaro, Los Angeles Times, July 12, 2007
"The current issue of Craft, which carries the subtitle "Transforming Traditional Crafts," has pieces on lamp bases made from food containers, pull-tab crochet and homemade play dough."
-Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle
"Maker Faire, a two-day event that drew an estimated crowd of 40,000 to the San Mateo County Event Center for a sense-whirling bazaar of 21st century crafts and backyard innovation."
-Steve Winn, San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2007
Susie Sews a Straight Line
Susie Bright — Santa Cruz's favorite X-rated writer and editor — has an irrepressible spirit that manifests itself in the strangest places.
By that, I don't mean you're likely to see her downtown acting out chapters from one of her annual "Best Erotica" collections.
I'm talking about her domestic skills.
Susie, a known knitter of spunky designs, recently turned her interests to needle and thread.
You can read her column "Susie's Home Ec" in the new, upscale and inspirational craft magazine "Craft: transforming traditional crafts" [sic]
In her opening salvo, "The Case of the Missing Curve," Susie wrote how most pattern companies design their patterns for B-cup woman, thus discouraging the "old, top heavy, pear shaped or round as a barrel" woman from making her own clothes.
In "The Bleeding Edge," Susie wrote about the need to "cultivate a sharpener. Like a lover" [sic]
Susie's column may be one of the highlights of this new craft magazine, but it's not the only thing that'll keep you reading.
"Craft" is an outrageously fresh and hip magazine and for those who lust after innovative project ideas, it's well worth $34.95 for four issues a year.
- Robin Lysne, Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 18, 2007.
- Alexis Larsen, Go! Editor, Dayton Daily News, December 8, 2006.
Gifts from your hands gladden their hearts. So goes the gospel of Craft (www.craftzine.com), the new $14.95 quarterly published in Sebastopol, Calif. The magazine offers detailed plans for turning cardboard boxes into kitty castles, and castoff bowls into table lamps. In the premiere issue, the colorful digest aims squarely at hip do-it-yourselfers who might use a garage wood shop to re-create George Nelson's Ball Clock or employ a sewing machine and soldering iron to design a geek-chic, blinking LED tank top.
- David A. Keeps, LA Times, November 30, 2006.
- Kim Palmer, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 28, 2006.
- Anh-Minh Le, San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 2006.
- Cate Corcoran, Women's Wear Daily, October 27, 2006
- Brittany Edwards, The Dallas Morning News, October 20, 2006
- Allison Williams, New York Metro, September 20, 2006.
- Brianne Sanchez, Chicago Daily Herald, August 27, 2006
- Karen Klages, Chicago Tribune, July 30, 2006