Professional associations in the field of craft cover specific types of media and technique, and a good number of them produce magazines. The American Craft Council Library, which can be visited by appointment, holds nearly 100 periodical subscriptions, as well as myriad issues of publications no longer in print, most of them catering to specific areas of the craft field. ACC librarian Beth Goodrich highlights five such publications here, with a longer list (not exhaustive) of niche magazines below.
Other niche magazines to explore:
American Woodturner (American Association of Woodturners)
Book Arts arts du livre Canada (Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild)
Chip Chats (National Wood Carvers Association)
Guild of Book Workers Journal
Metalsmith (Society of North American Goldsmiths)
Needle Arts (Embroiderers’ Guild of America)
SAQA Journal (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot (Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.)
Surface Design Journal (Surface Design Association)
Tile Heritage: A Review of American Tile History (Tile Heritage Foundation)
About the ACC Library
The American Craft Council Library & Archives in Minneapolis contains the country’s most comprehensive archive of contemporary American craft history, with more than 20,000 print publications, files on nearly 4,000 craft artists, four major archival collections, and a robust digital collection. To explore the ACC Digital Archives, visit digital.craftcouncil.org. Sign up for librarian Beth Goodrich’s quarterly newsletter at craftcouncil.org/CraftyLibrarian. For more information about joining the Friends of the ACC Library & Archives, contact Andrea Specht, ACC’s executive director, at [email protected] or 612-206-3101.