So KAL Media, sole Director Kerrie Allman, went into liquidation last June with debts of over 200,000 pounds . Out of its ashes came All Craft Media, sole Director Wayne Allman, Kerrie’s husband. On 4th May, All Craft Media was placed in Administration. We don’t know yet what level of debt this company managed to acquire in its short trading life.
ACM published Knit Magazine, Inside Crochet, Handmade Living, Sew Hip, Modern Quilting, Simply Beautiful and launched last month Handmade Fashion.
On 30th April 2012, a few days before the Administrators pounced, a new company was incorporated in the UK – Handmade Living Limited. Sole Director – Richard Rycroft, who happens to be Kerrie’s father.
The administrators put the titles of the publications out for sale and they already have a buyer for some of them – Yes, Handmade Living Ltd is reported to be buying Sew Hip, Modern Quilting and of course Handmade Living.
Now I have an idea that Kerrie’s father knows no more about publishing (or needlecrafts for that matter) than Kerrie’s husband. So I think we can assume that Kerrie will once again be running the show, presumably in her usual inimitable fashion. And as we have seen in the past, she’s not particularly well-versed in publishing or needlecrafts either.
How long can this continue? (The answer I suppose is until she runs out of compliant family members).
Knitters and crocheters are well-organised, have a large central meeting place (Ravelry) and have turned their backs on her. The sewing community isn’t quite as well-informed about her antics.
Must see what I can do to correct that!