I’m sure that soon, the number of online knitting-spinning-crocheting-textile arts magazines will outnumber the print mags.
Ignoring for the moment the “At this time, Spindlicity cannot pay for submissions” (since you know I would suggest that the correct wording is “doesn’t want to pay for submissions”) and the tongue-twisting name (I had to type it twice to get it right — how about Spinnidipity or Spintessence? Or how about Z-twist? Clockwise? I prefer names that only suggest the subject matter over names that take the most commonly used word and hammer it into your head, but that’s just me), I’ve got a little presentation advice.
That graphic of the spindles in the basket in the upper left-hand corner? Too untidy. The background — the framed picture, the other stuff on the table — really should be cropped out or erased so that all you can see is the vertical arrangement of colourful tools that form the principle focus of the magazine. Let me see if I can find an example, like — uh, yeah, this one. See how there’s no background clutter detracting from the vertical arrangement of colourful tools?
And lest you think nothing good comes out of my keyboard: read this announcement from Fyberspates, and then this one. Thank you, Jo. (And have I ever mentioned that I like Wales? Some of my favourite in-laws are Welsh, or work in Newport.)
Seeing the Spindlicity and Fyberspates sites reminded me of another online magazine I saw once about fiber arts, but I can’t remember what it was. I think they had published their first issue sometime in 2004 or 2005. Googling isn’t much help. Does anyone know what I’m talking about?
Edit: I may not be entirely crazy, but it’s not exactly what I think I recall (see the comments). Eve also suggested ICanSpin.com, which has tons of videos of spinning-related techniques, and The Joy of Handspinning, which is a retail site with videos, too, but neither of those were what I thought I remembered — I was imagining something with a Knitty-like layout and bright colours. Janice suggested Handspinners, which published four issues from 2004-2005. I think that might have been it.