If you've been following the All Craft Media Saga (which is starting to feel a little like The Never Ending Story...) you'll know that the magazines were purchased from the administrator by Tailor Made Publishing.
Tailor Made decided they wanted to keep Knit, Inside Crochet and Handmade Living magazines and sell the other magazines. Last week it was announced that the other magazines (which include the sewing and quilting titles - Sew Hip, Modern Quilting & Handmade Fashion) had been purchased by a company called Craft Magazine Shop.
So who are Craft Magazine Shop, and most importantly do they have anything to do with ACM owner Kerrie Allman and her family? I hear you ask. Well judging by the e-mails they have been sending and the blog post announcing the purchase they would like you to think they don't.
However, that blog post is not the original, the original (below) had a familiar name at the top....
The company are not registered with Companies House so we cannot check who is the owner, they have said it is someone called Derek Barnes but have given no information as to who he is. The domain name for their new website has however been registered, by All Craft Media at one of their previous addresses - a week after they went into administration! Funny that, given the business was in the hands of the administrators by then I wouldn't have imagined they would be buying domain names for the next pheonix company...
someone from the Ravelery group (who have been follow all the developments for several months now) rang the office number for the new company the phone was answered by noneother than Kerrie's mother Shirley Rycroft who used to handle the ad sales for ACM. The new office address is also very close to Kerrie's mother & sisters's address.
So it's not looking like indepedent owners (unrelated to orginal owner Kerrie Allman) to me. But I leave you to draw your own conclusions when you decide whether to work with them, or purchase their magazines in the future.
Edited to add - Kerrie has just blogged about this on her personal blog here.