Monday, 25 January 2010

In Print

I've been writing for various magazines for about seven years now and I must admit, I still get a buzz of excitement when I see something I've written in print! Articles are often submitted at least three months before their publication date, so I'm always keen to see how they've been put together by the magazine. I thought I'd share a few of my latest endeavours with you here.

Back in August I blogged about the Festival of Quilts and my interview with Amy Butler. Well, the article I wrote is in the latest issue of Sew Hip magazine. Amy's new fabrics look stunning and I can't wait to get my hands on some of them!

I've also been writing a series for Sew Hip about the history of fabric design. The article I wrote all about the 1960s was published this month (along with my Amy Butler piece). I'm thrilled to have been able to illustrate my articles with the gorgeous vintage fabrics that Donna Flower has to offer.

Also out recently was an article I wrote for Family Tree magazine all about fashions in the first part of the twentieth century and how family photos can be dated by looking at the clothes people are wearing. This was a particularly special piece I was able to use photos from my own family's albums as some of the illustrations.

I write about people involved in sewing for Sewing World magazine each month. I've been lucky enough to meet some wonderfully talented people, including Lou Gardiner, Jean Littlejohn and Caren Garfen. The latest piece to find its way into print is all about House of Tammam, an ethical fashion label with an eye for style.

Well, I suppose I'd better get back to my research and writing...copy deadlines seem to come round all too quickly!


Country Cottage Chic said...

fab articles! i really like the one with the old photos - i love looking through old family photos.


ps.....please excuse lack of capitals - i'm typing left handed!

Hens Teeth said...

Hello lovely ~ lovely to see your fine articles. You are a very clever lady. x

Kayla coo said...

I must try and get the magazine.
I have not looked at Sew Hip.
As Viv said, your very clever.x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello there Katie
It's great to see and hear about your articles for magazines and the range of magazines too. I'm still most envious of your meeting with Amy Butler.... ;-)
Have a lovely week, and try not to work too hard!
D x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Katie

What a wonderful gift you have, the art of writing! I love writing but my French upbringing gives me away sometimes when I write something.

Brilliant article, I could only read one, the others would not open up.

Well done!
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

ginny said...

what a fantastic job.i am going to get sew hip this month to read your articles as they sound really interesting.
x ginny (sweetmyrtle)

Miss Sew & So said...

I read your article on Amy Butler only yesterday when i found another copy of Sew Hip i hadn't yet bought! And i have now come across your site somehow today- there's a link there somewhere i'm sure! loved the article and loving your blog! just starting mine up and adore getting to it when i can!