You might have heard the F&W media, the parent company of Interweave has filed for bankruptcy. There is a lot of speculation on what is going to happen. Are they restructuring, looking for a buyer or just shutting down? There are a lot of people who are owed money, including authors.
I don’t know anything about what is going to happen, but I know I want Interweave to succeed the best it can. I have great admiration for what Interweave has done over the years, and what the employees at Interweave are still trying to do. I was an employee for a decade, and it was an amazing experience. I can’t afford to buy Interweave, but I want to do something.
What I can can do to help in a small way is to buy Interweave products. I’ve renewed my Spin Off subscription, I’m buying books and video downloads, and eyeing getting every digital issue of Spin Off that’s available. I hope that my little bit may allow them to pay some of their debt and look attractive to a potential buyer.
I also, sadly and realistically, am thinking that if Interweave does shut down, and all of the spinning things go away or are hard to find, what spinning knowledge do I not want to be without?
I am not advocating for anyone else to do this, and again, I do not know what is going to happen. People have asked, what I know, what I think, and what, if anything, I’m going to do, this is it. I want Interweave to survive.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com