Several months ago, I was offered one of those deals I couldn’t pass up. A fellow needleworker had purchased in bulk a massive quantity of magazines from some source, because she wanted to acquire certain issues of a different magazine (hm… is that confusing?) Anyway, she had to buy this whole quantity of magazines, in order to get the magazines she was actually after.
Once she sorted through her acquisition of hundreds of back issues of various magazines (some 200+), she grouped together the leftovers, which included all of Inspirations issues 1-25, plus numerous back issues of Piecework and other needlework related magazines. And I bought them!
Many of these are repeats for me – I’ll know better which ones when I can sort through them and get them organized in folders this summer – but there are also several in there that are “rare” issues that I didn’t have, and at the time, it would’ve cost me as much to buy the individual copies as it did to buy the whole collection, plus all the other gems that came along with these. So I got a pretty good deal. One of my summer projects is to organize my books and magazines and remove all the duplicates! That should be fun!
Inspirations is my favorite needlework magazine. It’s the only needlework magazine I subscribe to regularly, although Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly is also currently on my list.
What about you? Do you subscribe to needlework magazines? Or do you ever pick up a copy here and there at a newsstand? Do you think print magazines are becoming passé? Do you find subscriptions to magazines cost-prohibitive? Do you prefer using the internet to find the information and inspiration you’re looking for? What’s your take on needlework magazines? Share, share! If you have an opinion, feel free to leave a comment below!
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