The move was horrible, let’s not talk about that. But I am in the process of catching up on all orders placed over the last few weeks, and should be mostly on top of things after the weekend. Thank you, everyone, for your patience! I will be including extra niceness with all orders from the house-moving period, as a thank you for bearing with me.
Now, on to fun and exciting new things :-) .
First and foremost, the long, long awaited and very overdue 4th issue of Telaic Fantasy has finally been unleashed on the world. I’m very happy with the way it has turned out, after playing with a new layout, and (to conform with the rest of the series) keeping it to A6 (/quarter-size) format. I am thrilled to report that TF4 includes an exclusive interview with the awesome Diane Gilleland of the Crafty Pod, found poetry from my vintage craft/weaving book collection, along with reviews, extracts from literature AND template, yarn and instructions to weave your very own Oddball companion. Check out the Etsy listing for more details & extra pics. I’ve also put together a special bumper package, combining TF4 with membership to the DIY Weaving Club, so if you’re not already a member, join us!
If weaving doesn’t float your boat, however, I have more fun in store for you. For the last month, an innocent little link has been lurking to the right of your screens: Going Postal. What is is it all about? Well, it’s a super-cool mail art project, of course! A meta-mail art project, if you will. Click on the link for full details, but in brief, I’m asking anyone with the inclination to do so to create an ATC (using any medium they prefer), the only real stipulation being that contributions must have a postal or mail art related theme. In some way. If you send me an ATC, I will send you in return a (free) mini-zine featuring your artwork alongside at least 2 more contributors to the project. (And if you just want to admire everyone else’s work, the mini-zines will be available at nominal cost in the Etsy store). Eventually, I will compile a Going Postal super-zine, including selected contributions to the project, and various other editorials, miscellany & fun stuff; but I think the mini-zine project will run for a good while before the super-zine sees light of day, so there is plenty of time to get your creative thinking cap on, and, um, get creative…! [ACEO above right by Hazel Fisher of Hazel Fisher Creations - check out her Etsy store!]
These two ‘news items’ are just the tip of the iceberg – look out for even more new projects & zines to appear, perhaps slowly, but steadily, as I unpack my workroom, and dig out the ideas that I packed into boxes just a couple of short weeks ago… Well, with a name like TangleCrafts, it was never going to be straightforward, was it…?