I truly am dimayed. I have been a subscriber for years. I’ve gone through the trasistions with Threads and have to say when I started I was an average sewer and Threads opened a whole new world to me. I usually don’t jump on a band wagon, especially when comments are negative, as I believe it can be petty and mean spirited. Now, I just don’t know what to do.
The Master Class is almost like an afterthought, like someone thought we need to add this in to keep old subscribers happy; but we really don’t know where to put it so let just stick it in the middle of the advertising section in the back.
We go through notions, tips, basics,pattern review, feature article, jackets, fitting, sewing darts (is that not a basic?) sewing knits, making fabrics with thread, sewing double cloth, reader’s closet, embellishments, q&a…alas master class. I really thought that the index was incorrect and that the article had been omitted.
I used to be so excited when Threads came in the mail, relishing every great article. Now hopes still high I get excited, only to have my hopes dashed.
The back cover change is extremely disappointing. I so long for the beautiful garments that used to be shown, as they were a true inspiration. I feel like it was a decision not to spend the time, effort, and money to make it really worthwhile.
It seems that in catering to whatever person you are trying to attract, you are losing those who come this far with you over the years. Maybe you just want the “old timers” to leave. Too bad there isn’t any competition at this time, maybe one of your subscribers will become just that.