For our Autumn 2020 issue we are honoured to be collaborating with Ocean Rose as our guest editor. Their work as a multidisciplinary artist is a poetic blend of botanical dyeing, photography and activism, and we can’t wait to see how Ocean weaves your ideas together for the theme ‘Home’.
Collectively, we all have dreamt about what it is that blankets us when we evoke a sense of home, a truly connective place. The spaces in which we nestle down are not always defined by four walls and a white-picket fence. Homes can be taken with us; nestled deep within in a pocket rests a smooth crystal, or beach-found stone.
A comfort that reminds us that, after a season or two, the sun will shine again.
A tender warmth that plants its roots down into the core, a warm tenderness.
All of the autumnal vibes harmoniously remixed with a gentle exhale of, “home, sweet home”.
Many of us have our homes within the caring understanding of a familiar face, sometimes friends from across thousands of miles of sea hold us nearest, or finding connectivity whilst pouring a fresh brew with a kindred spirit.
The greatest community is when we are all free enough to all see ourselves at the table, truly feeling, knowing, that a place setting has been ornately written for us, in golden script.
Home is equality.
When those summer leaves gradually transform their hues from lush greens to earthy golden-ambers, we are reminded to start creating our sacred cocoons. We are given another precious chance to mirror the forest creatures, by searching for our homes, sweet parcels we hold dear, turn inward, together, and re-establish a sense of self, healing, understanding.
We hibernate in our warm emotions.
We are interested in unique designs highlighting dusky, emotive tones, piercing-golden hues, vibrant-passionate reds, swaths of wild sea shades, spirited colours on black palettes.
Home from a vast universe of different, beautiful perspectives.
We welcome designs from sweaters to mittens, hats to cardigans, shawls to socks, anything unique that you’ve created that isn’t often seen, both in knit and crochet.
Deadline: Please submit your ideas by Tuesday 11th February, midnight GMT. If your design has been selected, you will be notified by early March. Finished patterns, samples, and articles will then be due in early May for publication in 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 or Transferwise 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. Be sure to read the form carefully and include all necessary elements including a sketch on a body and an image of your swatch. 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.
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