Renegade crafters! MAKE’s new zine, CRAFT – site is live!

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Renegade crafters! MAKE’s new zine, CRAFT – site is live!

Our new site for CRAFT is live! Natalie Zee with be relentlessly blogging along with Carla Sinclair – so stop by, add the CRAFT blog (RSS/XML) and check out what CRAFT is all about. We’ll always have craft projects on MAKE, but now there’s one site/blog and one magazine for the truly obsessed!

CRAFT is a quarterly, project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance occurring within the world of crafts. Our vision with CRAFT is to unite, inspire, inform and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative and resourceful people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with unconventional, unexpected and sometimes renegade techniques, materials and tools.

CRAFT is written for and by creative, free-spirited DIY enthusiasts; tech-savvy makers & crafters; students (of all ages), teachers; the intellectually curious, artistically inclined and environmentally aware. People who derive an innate sense of pleasure in finding unexpected ways to repurpose, re-make and re-use materials, art, technology, devices in their daily lives. Learn How to:

  • Embroider a skateboard
  • Make and program a light-up tank top
  • Convert an old pair of shoes into chic knitted boots
  • Weave with pixels
  • Create an iPod cozy through the ancient art of felt-making

CRAFT goes on sale October 17, 2006 and we anticipate a very quick sellout (as was the case with the inaugural issue of MAKE). Avoid the crushing disappointment of an empty newsstand, reserve a copy today by subscribing.

As a special offer to MAKE readers, visit and claim an inaugural subscription for yourself or as a gift for the crafter in your life before October 17th, enter promotion code MAKE4CRAFT and receive the cool new CRAFT T-shirt – subscribe here.

  • CRAFT: The first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance in the world of crafts – from the makers of MAKE – Link.
  • CRAFT: Blog with Natalie Zee! – Link.

24 thoughts on “Renegade crafters! MAKE’s new zine, CRAFT – site is live!

  1. Oracle1729 says:

    Any chance of a discount for Make subscribers?

  2. philliptorrone says:

    you do have a discount! one free issue is 20% (or $8.74 savings)… my boss says i’m crazy. we’re practically giving away the store. he keeps screaming “it just doesn’t make sense!”. but wait…that’s not all… there’s more… call now and we’ll toss in a FREE craft t-shirt. it’s insanity i tell you. INSANITY!

    ok, that was dan our publisher who said that, or it was my “inside voice” – regardless, it’s a good deal.

  3. ShadowyMan says:

    Great, now if only the abysmal web site or even worse call centre would allow me to get my daughter a subscription. I’ll re-post if the customer service email for CRAFT works any better.

  4. philliptorrone says:

    ShadowyMan – feel free to email me if you have any problems… out of the thousands of people who subscribe to make i’ve only heard a couple complaints and they were all resolved.

  5. Oracle1729 says:

    Phil, that does sound like a good deal, but I’m not seeing it on the subscription site.

  6. philliptorrone says:

    Oracle1729 – what aren’t you seeing? the t-shirt & extra issue deal?

  7. Oracle1729 says:

    Phil, right.

    When I don’t enter the MAKE4CRAFT code, I see the regular $35 deal. When I do enter it, the pricing and options are exactly the same, but it prompts me to set a User ID and Password.

  8. ShadowyMan says:

    Reporting back on my previous post where I couldn’t subscribe, I’m happy to say that PT and the rest of the MAKE/CRAFT crew really went the extra mile to fix me up with a subscription. I’m guessing that there is more than meets the eye to getting a new pub off the ground, but it’s nice to know that people care.

    Now I’ll have to deal with my daughter watching the mailbox until CRAFT 01 ….

  9. philliptorrone says:

    Oracle1729 – i’m going to look in to this – regardless you get the deal, so you’re all set. as always, if there are any issue, anyone can email me – we’ll take care of ya.

  10. philliptorrone says:

    Oracle1729 – and anyone else who signed up after seeing the 5 for 4 offer, please email me – we’ll take care of that manually. sorry about that, but hey launching a new magazine means all sorts of fun! woooo!

  11. Oracle1729 says:

    While the thread is up, I want to thank you for choosing a format that’s not filled with obnoxious ads.

    Since they’re not strongly ad supported, these magazines are fairly expensive, but worth every penny. If they were half the price and had enough ads to justify the lower price I’d be less likely to subscribe.

  12. philliptorrone says:

    Oracle1729 – thanks again… when you divide the cost of a sub ($35) / 4 that’s $8.75 an issue and since we’re a large magazine with 200-ish pages of content i think it’s a good deal. since it takes months to get through all the projets, it’s not a bad price $3-ish / month if you divided the cost out per month. it’s like less than a small coffee now! woo!

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