It’s felt like a long time coming (to me), but I have finally caught up with myself, and re-formatted Telaic Fantasy #2 into the new, bigger A5 size. Now that all the back issues have been updated, that means I can focus on getting a new issue ready. Actually, I have something pretty cool in mind for TF4, but because it involves allowing for somebody else’s schedule, it means the new issue won’t be out until the beginning of July (ish). Don’t worry – I will have lots of other new stuff popping up between now and then!
For now, here’s a preview of the revised TF2:
The free postcards now come tucked into an envelope bound into the spine, and the postcard labels themselves are printed onto (recycled) gummed paper (I recently learned that gummed paper is better for the environment than self-adhesive, as it is water-soluble, and doesn’t clog up the works at the recycling plants). There is also an additional page of labels for you to photocopy, cut and paste, so you can recycle as many postcards as you like :-). Ever fancied trying a spot of mail art? I’m not sure about the realistic possibilities of a tapestry reaching its destination in tact, but it’s surely a concept worth experimenting with!
There are lots more features crammed into TF2, not to mention the fact that it doubles up as a handy notebook, with lots of custom printed pages for you to scribble down your sketches, notes & ideas. TF2 is available to buy as a stand-alone zine, or as part of a membership package for the D.I.Y. Weaving Club. As always, the first 10 issues will be signed and numbered. Check out the listings at my Etsy Store for full details & all options available!
Another addition to the postcard recycling kit is this cute illustration that I hand-carved using my new-found lino-cutting skills ;-). I’ve used it to stamp onto the envelope that contains the free postcard & postcard cutting template.
Today is a happy day, as it marks the beginning of my revised working hours at the bookshop. From today onwards, I will only be working afternoons, allowing me to squeeze in precious extra time every morning to keep on top of all the crafty stuff. Too-many-ideas-and-not-enough-time will I’m sure remain my mantra, but hopefully those extra few hours a week will make a difference. 🙂