Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Crochet Fantasy news

I have complained in this blog about the difficulty of getting any information about "Crochet Fantasy". I resubscribed in July 2006 and "Crochet Fantasy" seemed to drop off the face of the earth. I did track down the address of the company that published it last, Fiber Circle Publishing and posted it:
Fiber Circle Publishing
200 McKinney Street
Farmersville, TX 75442

I have written several emails and several snail mails. I have not as yet received a reply. I decided to look up the phone number using the internet and I found it*. I decided to call today and see if anyone knew what was going on there.

I spoke to a very pleasant young lady named Diane. She informed me that Fiber Circle Publishing is trying to get another crochet magazine** to take over the subscriptions. No, there won't be another "Crochet Fantasy" and that's a pity. But the money I paid for the subscription will be used for another crochet magazine subscription. She told me only _1_ person is working on the database and that person is about three quarters of the way thru it. So while it may not be in the very near future, it looks like the "Crochet Fantasy" subscribers will be able to get another crochet magazine in exchange for what they already paid "Crochet Fantasy". I would guess that if you already subscribe to the magazine they turn the subscriptions over to that you would get an extension on your present subscription.

So I said I would post something about "Crochet Fantasy" when I found out and there it is.

Payton update: He's still in therapy, but he's doing fine and is in good spirits.

*if you want the phone number, you can email me through this blog & I'll send it to you.

**She didn't name the other magazine.

4 comments:

Vashti Braha said...

Thanks for the update and for persevering!
I enjoyed your 7 things also.

Robin said...

you read my blog?! Wow, I'm so honored....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! I had thought of calling them too - the number is still on the website for Inknitters. (I haven't gotten any more of *those* issues either.) I do know that "Diane" is the owner of Fiber Circle - they were a pretty small operation. I wish them the best and hope I get something for my $$$ from when I last resubscribed to both publications.

Scrap-a-Latte said...

I am desperately searching for a back issue of Crochet Fantasy, April 98.
I have EVERY OTHER ISSUE before and after. I have lost mine somewhere.. if anyone can help me please let me know. I just have ONE little question about one pattern in the magazine.