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Help us print this established independent magazine devoted to crafts and indie business. Donate to get handmade stuff!
Help us print this established independent magazine devoted to crafts and indie business. Donate to get handmade stuff!
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CROQ zine is an independent magazine that was founded in 2005 by a group of crafters who wanted to read about crafting, running a crafty business, and articles about living a creative life (we just couldn't find that zine, so we started our own!) Eleven issues later, we need your help! The zine content is written, the layout is done; we just need funds to print it.

Your support will go toward printing costs for 1000 copies of this issue (on recycled paper), plus shipping costs to our subscribers. We also plan on donating a large number of this issue to public libraries that support zines as well as zine libraries.

We've put together a package of attractive support options with lots of handmade goodies to tempt you!

About this issue: The theme for this issue is Art School Confidential. We have interviews with several crafty businesswomen about how their art education (or lack thereof) impacts their business. Enjoy a comic by Carolyn Belefski of http://www.curls-studio.com/, and articles about: Men who Quilt, Chickens in the City, several craft project tutorials, and lots more!

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CROQzine.com Cover art by Lauren Minco Background song on kickstarter video performed by Jarrett Heather Press Magazines: Adorn Magazine (Spring 2007) ReadyMade Magazine (Oct/Nov 2006)

Zines: Best Zine Ever (2006) Zine World #25

Podcasts: CraftyPod #48 Interview With Heather (April 6, 2007) HelloCraft #3 Story of Heather’s First Zine, (Nov 19, 2008)

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    Kickstarter Supporters Exclusive: Mini CROQ zine PDF download. This will not be available to anyone else.

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    Your copy of CROQ 12 with free shipping (to the USA), plus all the above.

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    International shipping, we'll thank you on our website in a blog post to stand for all time, plus all the above.

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    Handmade (by me) vegan lip balm in a tasty flavor like buttercream, coffee, or toasted marshmallow. Plus, all the above.

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    A "Make Your Own Lipbalm" kit with pre-made meltable vegan lip balm base, flavor oil, and 10 empty lip balm tubes, all packaged in a convenient takeout container. Plus all the above.

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    Vote on the vegan lip balm flavor, with your fellow backers who pledge $40 or more. Majority vote wins the flavor. Plus all the above.

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    All 11 back issues of CROQ, plus all the above.

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    Bag o' Craft Fun: I've scoured my secret sources to fill a bag o' fun for your crafting pleasure. May include: beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and parts, vintage ric rack or other notions, ephemera. Guaranteed to spark your creativity. Plus, all the above.

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    Your 125x125 ad on our website (croqzine.com) for 2 months, plus all the above.

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    Donate 50 CROQ #12s to libraries and zine libraries in your name (we'll put your name on the back cover so everyone knows who donated the zines). Plus all the above.

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    Heavy duty stapling machine. Used, but works! If you're a high-volume zinester, this will help with the chore of saddle stitching, plus you get all the above.*

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    Custom crafted item tailored to your tastes and needs. I will send you a questionnaire and then personally make you something. Item could be (but not limited to): a backpack, bike bag, handbag, laptop case, custom altered t-shirt or hoodie, stuffie, themed sock monkey, jewelry, or something for your kid, pet, or significant other. I can do a lot of stuff, so let me know what you are thinking! Bonus points if the item is geeky or nerdy. Plus all the above, except the stapling machine, marked with an asterisk (*).

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