Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fiberarts folds

After the June 2011 issue was sent to stands, Fiberarts, a magazine dedicated to to all things knitted, woven, felted, sculpted, quilted and pulled, decided to close up shop, attributing the folding to a general lack of interest and difficulty keeping it in circulation. Though the mag's mother publisher Interweave is offering up Quilting Arts as a supplement, it is incredibly disappointing to see another unique publication bite the dust. Moreover, Fiberarts' folding marks yet another hit to the stability of the print industry. With this in mind, I encourage readers to turn off their monitors and pick up a magazine, book or newspaper. Hindsight is 20/20, and I would hate to look back ten years from now and regret being part of the growing slaughter of the printed page. Wouldn't you?

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