For our Autumn 2017 issue we are lucky enough to have the wonderful Juju Vail as our first ever guest editor. Juju is looking for patterns that reflect the bold motifs featured on the mood board (see below). Taking inspiration from hand-blocked repeats, we are looking for designs incorporating stripes, crosses, and checks. Idiosyncratic and naive patterning is ideal, and a little asymmetry is more than welcome! Our palette will feature deep tonal combinations, with plenty of pattern on pattern action. If you are familiar with Juju’s work you’ll know she isn’t scared of combining crafts. Embroidery, colourwork, crochet, and coloured textures such as coloured bobbles are all encouraged.
All the clothes featured alongside the patterns for this issue will be sewn from commercially available sewing patterns by the talented Juju herself.
This issue will also include a model of UK size 16/18, so please be prepared to design and sample knit for this size.
Deadline: Please submit your ideas by the 10th of March. If your design has been selected, you will be notified by the end of March. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due in early June for publication in early August.
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 note that we have a new system for collecting submissions. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!