Thursday, 2 October 2014

Yarn in the City's Crafty Guide to London

We have a lot of things in the works backstage here at Yarn in the City, and we're now ready to start sharing some of those goodies with you. We  are pleased to announce that the next big project on the table is a book that is a direct outgrowth of the Great London Yarn Crawl.

This book will include profiles of a large selection of London's yarn, fabric and haberdashery shops, as well as mentions of other shops a bit off the beaten path, interviews with some of the fantastic independent makers in the area AND a selection of knitting/crochet and sewing patterns.

We are currently accepting proposal submissions for knitting or crochet projects OR small hand sewing projects. You can find the complete Call for Submissions on Ravelry, or email us at yarninthecity AT gmail DOT com for a pdf copy. The theme is Souvenir Stash - that  irresistible, never-before-seen-in-the-wild skein of yarn or fat quarter that you see while on holiday and just can't leave behind. What kind of project would you want to start right away with your new materials? How can you celebrate your holiday to a special place in craft form? We've also got a Pinterest mood board if you need some ideas to get you going.

Submissions are due 31 October, with final projects and patterns due 15 December 2014. We will tech edit, chart, make schematics and photograph your finished project, which will be returned to you once the book is published. Proposed publication date is mid-February 2015. 

Any other questions, please get in touch, and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!