What? Another new craft magazine? Ah yes, but this one is quite a sexy little beast.
I was pretty excited to get my hands on a copy of the first issue of Crafty Magazine, after I saw Perri Lewis tweet this. Because there really has been a gaping hole in craft magazine publishing for one that has a bit of edge, a bit of bite to it. A Rizzo to the rest of the Sandra Dees*
With lots of moody, grainy photography and printed on uncoated paper, it's got the sniffability factor I like in a mag. Articles include some great DIY projects (ombre Converse anyone? make your own moth?), interviews with contemporary artists (Mel Elliott, Iona Thomas) and guest spots from Perri Lewis and Mr X Stitch.
I'm looking forward to the next edition already - I hope they continue pushing the boundaries and seeking out genuine original talent. You can have a peek at issue 1 here.
*Don't get me wrong, I love Sandy. Primrose yellow cardigan, white high-collar shirt, too-short fringe. It's a great look.