CraftSanity Podcast Episode 101: A Chat with MixTape Editor & Publisher, Justine Telfer

by jennifer

On this episode of CraftSanity you’re going to hear a conversation with Justine Telfer, editor and publisher of the Melbourne, Australia-based zine, MixTape. I love this self-published craft zine because it’s put together with passion and offers interesting commentary on the world of art and craft.

Mixtape started publishing in 2007 and is all about “making time for the small things.” It’s mission is to document the “collision of craft, eco-cool and pop culture kitsch.” Three hundred copies of the first issue were photocopied and sold out. The demand forced the purchase of a home laser jet printer. Now the 1,500 copies are printed professionally in full-color and shipped to subscribers around the world.

Justine, 36, shares the story of how she started MixTape with a friend and continues to grow the publication on her own two years later. This podcast was especially fun for me since making a zine of my own is on my to-do list.

If you want to contribute to MixTape, find out how to subscribe and check out the submission guidelines for issue 11. The theme is “Thinking Outside the Square.”

Win a Copy of MixTape! Leave a comment below this telling us how you make time for the small things and get in the random drawing to win one of five copies of MixTape!

A special thanks to episode 101 sponsors, Missy Kulik and Buttontree Lane!
Missy Kulik makes comics, zines, and other handmade goodies. Check out her website at and Shop Sugar Cookie at and her blog at

Using unique Australian screenprinted fabrics and cute Japanese prints, Buttontree Lane makes quilted pouches perfect for crafters, knitters and crocheters and woodland-inspired needlebooks to ensure that you’ll never lose your sewing needles again. Shop The Canberra Australia-based, and visit

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Looking for some new reading – The Last Stitch August 23, 2016 - 12:49 pm

[…] to try out Mixtape and Worn. The former is a craft zine, the latter a fashion magazine. I heard a great interview with the Mixtape founder yesterday, so that made me even more curious. Although I became a little […]

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