|Picture courtesy of Pretty Nostalgic.|
As you'd expect, craft and knitting play a great part in the vintage trend and the magazine, whether it's using modern wool and updated patterns to knit vintage-style patterns such as those written by A Stitch In Time doyenne Susan Crawford, or patching and customising pre-loved fashion to make something new.
For that reason I'd urge crafters to to consider subscribing to the magazine and help keep it afloat. Pretty Nostalgic's editor and founder, Nicole Burnett, recently revealed on Facebook that some key funding fell through and the magazine 's future was in doubt. She is determined to keep Pretty Nostaglic going and build up the business, bypassing the big supply chains who take a large percentage of the cover price in return for stocking it.
Happily the magazine's fans quickly showed their support by buying back issues and new subscriptions and issue 13 will be published soon. Yet to sustain the magazine's long-term future more knitting, craft and vintage fans who believe in the magazine's ethos need to put their money where their mouth is. Each issue is £8 - the price of a throwaway paperback book - including postage and packing. It sounds expensive but considering the reader doesn't have to flick through incessant adverts telling her she needs to spend more money on extortionate fashion and beauty it's worth it for the price. Every page has been lovingly produced. I do hope this independent magazine has a bright future ahead of it.