Handwoven Call for Submissions September/October 2019
It’s wonderful to consider that in 2019, we will celebrate Handwoven’s 40th anniversary. Forty years ago, Linda Ligon started Handwoven with the aim of inspiring and assisting weavers of all types and abilities, and I believe the magazine has succeeded at that. That makes this Handwoven call for submissions extra special.
Many of us, myself included, started our weaving careers by using Handwoven projects. When you are first starting out, it is wonderful to have a weaving project that has been vetted by someone else, eliminating the need to sample for sett, calculate yardage requirements, or worry about shrinkage.
For me, the next step after following Handwoven patterns was to alter them slightly to my own needs. I used the patterns but increased warp length, changed colors, and added borders. Eventually I was able to branch out on my own and design projects using books, graph paper, and weaving software—although to this day, after more than 20 years of weaving, I rely on Handwoven projects to guide me in designing my own projects when a weave structure or technique is unfamiliar to me.
For Handwoven September/October 2019, we would like to see projects you have designed using projects from the magazine as your inspiration.
Here is the official description of our Inspired by Handwoven issue:
40th Anniversary of Handwoven: We know some of our readers follow the drafts and project lists carefully, but we also know that some of you use Handwoven projects as launching pads for your own explorations. Pick a favorite project from the past 40 years and adapt it for your own.
Handwoven Call for Submissions Guidelines
Submission Deadlines (Note: These are slightly later than previously published.)
- Proposals for articles and projects are due on 11/07/2018.
- Submissions are due on 01/08/2019.
Handwoven September/October 2019
4868 Innovation Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Please send me your proposals for articles and projects that reflect 40 years of Handwoven!
Featured Image: Silver City Weaver’s Tea Study Napkins, Handwoven Sept/Oct 2018. Photo credit: George Boe