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When it comes to elements, air is the most ethereal, and the most difficult to capture visually, for obvious reasons! For our first 2020 issue, we want to use the concept of air to celebrate the spaces between – those empty spaces that bring things to life. What is a gauzy mohair without those little air pockets and gaps that let light through? What is texture without space in and around it to create varied peaks and planes? We are thinking of the shimmering quality of air in the heat, and the strange density of fog. 

For this issue we would love to see interesting use of negative space and varying opacities of fabric. We would love accessories and garments alike, all suitable for changeable spring weather. 

We can’t wait to hear your ideas.

Click here for the mood board.

Deadline: Please submit your ideas by the 18th of August. If your design has been selected, you will be notified by late August. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due in late-November for publication in February.

Compensation/support: Compensation is offered on a scale of difficulty of the pattern/length of article, etc. We provide yarn support. You can also rest assured your pattern will be presented in the best light possible, with professional tech editing, beautiful photography, and brilliant graphic design. Payment is by bank transfer in the UK, Paypal if you are abroad. Each contributor will receive a printed copy of the magazine.

Articles: Please click here for article proposal information.

At Pom Pom we are also interested in other crafts, music, food, art, and culture. If you have any tutorials or article ideas within these realms which you think might be of interest to our knitting and crochet audience, let us know. See below for contact details.

Pom Pom celebrates and supports diversity in our pages, our community, and our team. All races, religions, abilities, sexualities, genders, and bodies are encouraged to submit, and we are here to help if you need any particular accommodations.

Please use the form below which outlines all the information required for your submission. You will be able to upload a PDF including your sketches, swatches, and other information at the bottom of the form. Only PDF files up to 1 MB in size will be accepted. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email. You may submit as many ideas as you like, but you will need to upload each separately.

Questions? Please email us at [email protected]

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