Caution, vent coming…
I know many appreciate the changes Threads have undergone in the last year or so and others don’t like them at all. I have my opinion and am going to keep getting it for awhile, there’s a new editor and publisher and I’m interested to see how else (if at all) it may continue to evolve.
But you know what I really DON’T like? I am so tired of reading letter after letter to the editor about the new format. Don’t people write in about anything else? There were a few (phew!) in the July issue on specific articles which were refreshing, but the rest, nearly two pages were all letters gushing about the magazine. I’m not saying it is or isn’t worth gushing over, it’s just (IMHO) a waste of space and has been done now issue after issue after issue and is an old subject at best. That space could have been used for some other new techniques or tips or such. Ok, so a lot of people love the magazine and new format. Obviously they must or it wouldn’t still be around, I don’t think printing letter after letter is going to convince those who disagree, so hey Threads, how about some new subject matter in the next issue? If the editors really aren’t getting much of anything besides those kind of letters, then cut the column short, or let’s all write in about things we’re interested in, just like someone posted here requesting the article about sleeves.
The other sewing magazine I really like is Vogue Pattern magazine. Their articles are longer and more in depth though there are fewer of them, but one thing my sewing friends and i always laugh about is how their entire letters to editor section is nothing but letters saying how much people like the magazine. Ok. Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back. Get over yourself and use that space for some creative sewing material!!!!