Easy Weaving With Little Looms: Special Issue 2018
Call for Submissions
We are happy to announce that we are accepting ideas for our third issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms, our special issue of Handwoven devoted entirely to the little looms people love to weave with. You can find the two previous issues here and here.
We are still looking for projects for rigid-heddle, pin, tapestry, and inkle looms, but this year we’re going to organize our projects by theme: A Night on the Town, Off to the Farmer’s Market, Jetsetting, and Home Sweet Home. Each section has a Pinterest board associated with it that you can look at to see what sorts of projects we’d like and the aesthetic we’re looking for.
Night on the Town
For A Night on the Town we’re looking for handwoven accessories for both women and men for an evening out. Example items might include clutch purses, scarves, shawls, and bow ties. We’re looking for more elegant items for this section including those with fancier finishes such as braiding, macramé, or decorative hemstitching. https://www.pinterest.com/wrinkledtime/little-looms-night-on-the-town/
Off to the Farmer’s Market
The aesthetic we’re looking for in Off to the Farmers’ Market is simple, beautiful, and useful. We’re looking for big bags perfect for carrying fresh produce, bread bags to keep your loaves from going stale, scarves and shawls to keep out the cold when it starts to get chilly, and coin purses for your change. Other items might include a reusable sleeve for a cup of coffee, hats, toys to keep the kids happy, or something for any furry friends that might also go to the market with you. https://www.pinterest.com/wrinkledtime/little-looms-farmers-market/
Jetsetting is a section devoted to projects designed for the weaver on the go. We’re looking for items for travel that are as beautiful as they are practical. Example projects might include travel pillows, purses and bags to carry on the plane, light shawls that can slip into a purse, and of course scarves and other accessories for the perfect vacation outfit. Whether you’re planning on taking a fall foliage tour in Maine, spending the summer in Provence, or taking your family to the beach, we want to see what you’d weave for your ideal trip. https://www.pinterest.com/wrinkledtime/little-looms-jetsetting/
Home Sweet Home
The last section, Home Sweet Home, is devoted to items woven for the home from kitchen towels to bathroom rugs and cozy throw pillows for your couch or bed. We’ll be looking for all sorts of weaving for the home, but especially for towels and other table linens. https://www.pinterest.com/wrinkledtime/little-looms-home-sweet-home/
1. SEND A PROPOSAL
If you have an idea for an article related to rigid-heddle, pin, tapestry, inkle, or other weaving, please send us an email with the subject you’d like to write about. We also want how-to articles on specific weaving techniques, well known weavers, about the design process, and more. Email: Handwoven@interweave.com with the subject line “Little Looms 2018 Proposals”
2. SEND A SUBMISSION
Once your proposal is accepted, please include with your submission:
- For articles: a brief description and detailed outline, supporting images if applicable.
- For projects: A brief description of the project including basic weaving information (loom, structure/technique used, etc.), technical schematics (for garments and other sewn items), and suggested yarns.
- Your mailing address, phone number, and email address.
- Completed submission form.
- Note: For articles, emailed submissions are required. Email: Handwoven@interweave.com with the subject line “Little Looms 2018 Submissions”
Little Looms 2018
c/o Jenna Fear
4868 Innovation Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Proposals due: 8/14/17
We notify you of our decision by: 8/16/17
Accepted submissions due by: 10/16/17
—The Handwoven Team
Featured Image: Rainbow Connection Shawl by Sara Bixler from the 2017 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms