Through the Back Loop

Adventures in knitting, fiber arts, and family.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


As I was catching up on my blog reading this morning, I happened to read about the problem Julie is facing with the magazine, Belle Armoire. You can read about it on her July 10th post. Basically, the editor of the magazine contacted her about a story it planned to do about a bag similar to hers. The editor promised to list her as the originator in the introductory paragraph of the story. The editor also promised to list Black Sheep Bags in the resource section of the magazine, list her pattern on the sidebar of the website (I looked and there doesn't appear to be any sidebar for felted knitting), and offered her a free subscription for six issues.

Well, the article was published, and none of the agreements above were honored. I looked at the online closeup of the article, complete with pictures, and you can see that these bags were inspired by Julie. Compare for yourself... Belle Armoire's purse and Julie's Bag.

Please think about lending Julie your support. I have sent an e-mail to the editor of Belle Armoire, and I hope that you decide to send one also! (the e-mail address is Maybe you could help spread the word by posting something on your website about this, too!

As Julie said, she is "not looking to get rich from this," but the magazine should honor their agreement, don't you think?


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