In this latest issue are two really good articles for new sewers. The first is called "Make Your Mark" on pages 44-47. It details some extremely useful notions.
The second article is called "Ombre Effects." It's all about ombre dying -- the art of graduating color hue. I tried this last summer with Rose's graduation dress with some nominal success. I may try it again based on the excellent info in this article.
I have almost all my back issues of Threads, and I am so glad I kept them. The nice thing is that they show the major articles on the spine, so if I need to go back to one for reference, I don't have to look through endless pages of contents.
I hope you'll check out this latest issue. It has several other good articles as well.