WHAT IS IT?
KOEL Magazine is a new quarterly magazine from Studio Bloesem that celebrates crafting with yarns to create a stylish home. It brings back the coolness to decorative crochet, knitting, macramé, latch hooking, needlework and weaving.
KOEL is published in Singapore by a Dutch company (!), but the good news is that they send their magazines all round the world and we are one of the only stockists in the UK. All the crafts they showcase use the types of yarns that we stock and by focusing on creating beautiful things for the home and interiors, rather than garments, it feels as though it really fills a gap in the market.
KOEL says, “While we have seen the rise of the craft movement for more than a decade, there is no ‘one stop’ reference for the modern crafter that focuses exclusively on yarn crafting for the home. KOEL will tap into this new market and gives yarn crafters the curated content that they have always craved for in an innovative and appealing way. Selectively featuring guest stories on other vices of KOEL’s makers, such as flowers, food, ceramics and other handmade crafts. KOEL is impeccably curated through captivating photography, revealing beautifully styled spaces.”
Of Issue 2 KOEL says, "Spring is upon us and Issue 2 is all about using daring colors in your home decor. From neon pink to solid orange, we want you to go bold and beautiful with your color palettes… So expect to be provoked by our designs and patterns! Ever thought about hand dyeing your own yarn? We experimented with hand dyeing using botanical ingredients, which we will teach you in a step-by-step guide (think of all the colors you can create with plants, fruits or flowers!).
We’ve got 15 new patterns for you to get hooked on (and this time, we have taken it up a notch!). Be prepared for more complicated techniques and dig into exclusive patterns by Emilie Roter and many other in-the-know designers. We also teach you how to master the mother-of-all knitting stitches – the dreaded herringbone stitch! And of course more yarn and tool reviews, product recommendations and latest trends in our KOEL Stuff pages.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
The projects within the magazine are beautiful and decorative and guide the reader and crafter step by step, making it ideal if you are new to the particular craft – macramé or weaving for example. The magazine is styled in a fabulous clean, minimal way that might not be to everyone’s taste but shows how to display your finished creations to show them off to the best of their abilities.
It would be a perfect gift for a crafter who wants to try their hand at a new craft, needs a bit of inspiration or to make something different using a craft in which they are already accomplished. It is the complete antithesis to the wacky, colourful craft magazines where beginners’ projects might be egg cosies or scarves.
Whilst it’s not cheap we are able to offer a discount on the RRP due to the exchange rate and remember that it’s quarterly too, so equivalent to just £4.83 per month. It is such a beautiful publication that you’ll want to treasure it and reference it for years to come.
KOEL says, "With each issue of the magazine, KOEL...
Helps yarn crafters to connect the dots. From pattern inspiration to creating an artwork that adds to the uniqueness of a home.Provides easy steps for makers to re-create yarn designs.
Provides interior styling tips and tricks to create a contemporary interior decor with yarns.
Features interviews with makers showcasing their work in the most authentic form, inspiring readers along their creative journey as they engage in yarn crafting."
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
A beautifully inspirational magazine and as we are one of the only UK stockists grab it now before we sell out!
|Name of author(s)||-|
|Release/publish date||January 2017|
|Qty of Projects||15|
|Project notes||9 with full instructions in the magazine (not available online) and a further 6 illustrated with directions to online instructions|
|Crafts Suitable For||Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Knitting, Knotting, Locker Hooking, Macrame, Spinning, Weaving|
|Skill Level||Beginner upward|
|Number of tutorials||1|
|Number of recipes||2|
|Pages of adverts||8|
|Format type||Hard spine magazine|