Bloomsbury Publishing -you may know them better by their imprint Berg- has purchased Fairchild publishing. Considering the timing (April 2), I wondered if it was a delayed April fool’s joke but it’s genuine.
That announcement dispensed with, Berg is celebrating their tenth year of publishing the Textile Journal by making a selection of their content available free on the internet (offer expires June 14th). In addition, Berg is offering a 10% discount on individual subscriptions for the next 10 days (valid until 16th April). Use the coupon code TEXTILE10 at checkout. Last but not least, you can get a 20% discount off two year subscriptions, no coupon needed.
Below is the list of articles culled from the ten years of Textile Journal publishing. I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of them yet but some look interesting -for example, the collecting, hoarding and hiding strategies of US quilters. Somebody actually wrote a research paper on that. Based on people I know (not that I would ever do this), said researcher must have had a very large pool of respondents from which to draw conclusions.
Webs of Wrath: Terrible Textiles from the War of Troy by Lois Martin (Volume 1, Issue 3)
Wearing Propaganda: Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Great Britain, and America during the Greater East Asian War, 1931-45 by Jacqueline M. Atkins (Volume 2, Issue 1)
Collecting the Contemporary: “Love Will Decide What is Kept and Science Will Decide How it is Kept” by Sue Prichard (Volume 3, Issue 2)
Hiding the (Fabric) Stash: Collecting, Hoarding, and Hiding Strategies of Contemporary US Quilters by Marybeth C. Stalp, (Volume 4, Issue 1)
Needled Women: Representations of Male Conduct in Mapula Embroideries by Brenda Schmahmann (Volume 5, Issue 1)
Pecha Cucha: Lace by Catherine Harper (Volume 6, Issue 2)
The Interpretation of Surface: Boundaries, Systems and Their Transgression in Clothing and Domestic Textiles, c.1880-1939 by Victoria Kelly (Volume 7, Issue 2)
Women, Cloth, Fluff and Dust in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South by Elodie Neuville (Volume 8, issue 3)
Touching the Hem: The Thread between Garment and Blood in the Story of the Woman with the Haemorrhage (Mark 5:24b-34parr) by Barbara Baert (Volume 9, Issue 3)
White, the Color of Whispers: Concealing and Revealing Cloth by Kathleen Connellan (Volume 10, Issue 1)
You can also read a free sample issue online