Years ago I used to pick up old fiber magazines from antique stores. I don’t think I paid more than $1 for any of them. When I returned to California from the East Coast and trying to lighten my load as it were, I threw them all away because I didn’t know anyone who wanted them. 😦
Thankfully, now with the number of active textile knowing bloggers, I know I would never again have to do that!
I had shared with blogger ordinarygoodness (“OG”) my love of browsing through old fiber magazines, and when she realized I had never held a New Zealand fiber magazine in my hands … well, she was going to do something about it! 🙂
I received a package from OG who was wonderful enough to send me four 40 year old copies of Stitchcraft – all the way from New Zealand. My local circle of knitting and crocheting enthusiasts were all excited to read these magazines.
OG didn’t want me to send them back, so I thought it might be fun to create a sort of “read and send on” lending library (except they don’t have to be returned). My fellow bloggers at Curls & Q loved this idea, and I just sent the magazines to them! When their local circle of textile artists are finished with them, they will send them on to another group somewhere else.
Anyone else want to contribute to this “read and send on” program?!