Call for Submissions - Handwoven March/April 2021!

Spring 2020 is hard, so I want to start thinking about Spring 2021 and our Mid-Century Modern Design issue. We want to see how you interpret the great designs of the 50s and 60s!!

Susan E. Horton Apr 21, 2020 - 3 min read

Call for Submissions - Handwoven March/April 2021! Primary Image

Mid-century modern design continues to be a popular style for interior design. Photo by Jens Behrmann, courtesy, Unsplash

A high school friend used to tell me he was working on earning his second million because the first one was just too hard. That’s how I’m feeling about spring right now. This one is too hard; let’s look ahead to Spring 2021, our March/April 2021 issue to be exact. I hope you’ll love the theme as much as I do: mid-century modern (MCM).

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We love the fun colors of the 50s and 60s. Photo by Cody Hiscox, courtesy Unsplash

We picked MCM not just for its cool color palette but because it was an exciting and heady time for artists, designers, and architects. Weaving, in particular, had a surge in popularity through the work of weavers such as Mary Meigs Atwater, Anni Albers, Else Regensteiner, and Dorothy Liebes. In addition, new fibers, such as nylon, spandex, and polyester, were being developed and could be used alone or in combination with natural fibers. Outside the textile world, the likes of Eero Saarinen, Joseph Eichler, and Mies van der Rohe were making their names known in architecture and furniture design; and Pablo Picasso, Marcel DuChamp, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol were leading the way in the art world. Looking at it from a vantage point of 60 plus years in the future, the period seems like it must have been a whirlwind of creative activity.

Let’s bring those days back!

Here is the official issue theme:

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March/April – “Mid-Century-Inspired” We just can’t get enough of mid-century modern style and weaving. From the Bauhaus-trained weavers such as Else Regensteiner and Anni Albers, who helped define the textiles of the era, to the fun and funky fashion, we want to celebrate the cloth and style of the 1950s and 1960s.

Proposals for projects and articles due: 05/18/2020
Submissions due: 07/20/2020

We picked out a special palette to reflect the fun colors of the era that we think you’ll love.

Please use our Handwoven submission form for proposals. Submission guidelines can be found here.

Please use these addresses for inquiries that won’t fit into our submission form:

Editorial USPS address:
Long Thread Media
PO Box 2579
Loveland, CO 80539

Editorial physical address:
Long Thread Media
446 E 29th St, Box 2579
Loveland, CO 80538

Editorial email:
[email protected]

Please send me your proposals for projects and articles that incorporate aspects of mid-century modern design. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Spring 2021 is going to be great!

Weave well,
Susan

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