I was really shocked to discover today that the Classic Stitches magazine has gone out of business. What a shame. ………I’m noticing more and more that magazines (or books for that matter) based around wider embroidery techniques (meaning not just cross stitch) are becoming harder and harder to find.
Don’t get me wrong – ideas books are great and I love some of the Sandra Meech and Jan Beaney inspirational ones, but at some point you just want to know exactly how to DO something and the sort of books that give general instruction across a range of techniques now seem quite rare. Search Press tell me that the one we used for the embroidery course, The Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Techniques by Pauline Brown, aren’t good sellers – they sold less than 200 a year worldwide, which is quite a thought really (especially as SST must have bought most of those!!). Still got my eye out for something similar – if you know of anything do let me know……….