For Spring 2018 we have decided to turn our attention to one of the most frequently collected items we know of: not yarn, but stamps! Postage stamps vary wildly in their design, but all of them try to distill something about their country of origin into a very small (postage stamp sized!) space. We want to celebrate not only our international community, but also snail mail, and the bonds we all nurture through our love of the tactile nature of knitting and print.
We would like your design ideas to correspond to one specific stamp, either from our pinterest board, or another one that you have come across and love. Tell us how this stamp spoke to you; it could be that you have sent lots of parcels to or from its country of origin, or that it’s a place you have long wanted to visit, or perhaps you have a family connection?
We’d love to see garments and accessories, and especially ones that will work for transitionary spring weather. Don’t forget to tell us which yarns you’d love to use, all the better if they are from the same country as the stamp you chose.
Deadline: Please submit your ideas by the 28th of August. If your design has been selected, you will be notified by mid-September. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due in late November for publication in early 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.
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]