Handwoven Call for Submissions: March/April 2019 – Americana: North American Weaving

For the past few years, the March/April issue of Handwoven has been about regional weaving, whether that meant regions within a continent or regions in the world, with themes like World Weaving, East Meets West, and Scandinavian-Inspired. This year we chose Americana as a theme with the hopes of inspiring projects that reflect regional weaving within the North American continent.

Handwoven Call for Submissions

Suzie Liles’s Sunny Swedish Towels from Handwoven March/April 2017 Photo credit: George Boe

With its vast expanse and varied population, it is only normal that weaving within different regions of the North American continent has developed in different ways. If you live in a sunny warm place, you probably shy away from using thick wool and sturdy fabric construction and instead veer more toward fibers and weave structures that don’t hold in the heat. You may continue to honor weaving traditions your ancestors brought with them when they came to North America, or you may have developed your own weaving style based on weaving and art you see in your community. The colors of the landscape in your region might also be the inspiration for your weaving such as the red rocks of the Southwest, the cool misty forests of the Northwest, or the stormy coast of the Northeast.

Handwoven Call for Submissions

Allen Walck’s Scarf for a Man from Three Centuries in Handwoven March/April 2018 woven in Bumberet. Photo Credit: George Boe

Whatever the reason, we want to hear your stories and see the weaving you do that celebrates the great continent of North America.
Here is the official description:

Handwoven Call for Submissions: March/April 2019

Explore the world of weaving in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other nations of North America with this issue celebrating styles unique to North America. We will look at both traditional and modern textiles and offer projects based on them.

Here are our due dates for proposals and submissions:
Proposals Due (both projects and articles): 6/15/2018
Submissions Due: 8/16/2018

Mail to:
handwoven@interweave.com (Please put the words Handwoven March/April 2019 in the subject line.)
Handwoven March/April 2019
4868 Innovation Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(800) 272-2193

Find documents to assist you in your proposals and submissions: https://www.interweave.com/handwoven-magazine/

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