Open Call

Open Call: Issue 5

Issue 5 will be published ​by the end of ​November 2019

​​Motif: ​Lines/Stripes

​​We are specifically looking to include designers and models we don't often see in other media: DoC (Designers of Colour), designers from/living in places outside of the US and UK, ​male designers, gender-queer designers, etc.

We are willing to consider a design from any season in knit and crochet (or both!).

  1. Small: gloves, hats, socks, ​scarves, ​shawls
  2. Medium: scarves, shawls, wraps
  3. Large: garments and blankets

(Please note: if you are submitting a knit garment design, please consider submitting a smaller item as well.)

Submission Deadlines For Issue ​5​:

​Submission Deadline: Extended to 7th ​October 2019
Decision: ​ 9th ​October 2019

Email your submission to submissions@yarnpeople.co.uk as a single page PDF including:

  • ​Issue Number & Pattern Name
  • ​Designer Name
  • ​Yarn suggestions and rough yardage used
  • Swatch photo and sketch of finished piece
  • ​Your Ravelry ID and Instagram ID
  • ​Brief description of the piece

Inclusive Sizing

​Inclusive sizing allows for more body sizes and shapes than traditionally seen.  To clarify for our designers yarnpeople expects a minimum of sizing options from XS to 3XL, preferably to include 4XL in the grading options.  The sizes shown in the table below shw the bust size in inches for each of the sizing options.

XS

S

M

L

XL

2XL

2XL

3XL

​4XL

28 - 30

32 - 34

36 - 38

40 - 42

44 - 46

48 - 50

52 - 54

56 - 58

60 - 62


​Benefits: Exclusive Design

  • Design is exclusive to yarnpeople for ​one year ​after which all publishing rights revert to the original designer.
  • ​Yarn support and tech editing supplied.
  • ​​​Photography to be supplied by designer, minimum 9 shots of item (including some with human/animal model)  No child models.
  • Multiple Instagram posts and a blog post linking to your web location of choice.
  • Fee paid via PayPal on issue publish date.
  • A copy of the digital issue.

Benefits: Previously Published Design

  • Design rights retained by original designer.
  • Tech Editing supplied.
  • Photography to be supplied by designer, minimum 9 shots of item (including some with human/animal model)  No child models.
  • No sample required.
  • Multiple Instagram posts and a blog post linking to your web location of choice.
  • Fee paid via PayPal on issue publish date.
  • A copy of the digital issue.

​Intentional Inclusion

​​All Contributors to yarnpeople are selected by Intentional Inclusion.

​We specifically look to work with people of colour, people from/living in places outside of the US and UK, male & gender-queer identifying people, people with disabilities, and so forth.  

​We seek to collaborate with people with different identities, life experiences, skills, and geographies.

Please ensure you include your story and chosen hashtags to enable us to make the best choice possible.  Examples are provided on the submission page.

If you have any questions please contact ​babs@yarnpeople.co.uk.

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