Call for Submissions: Handwoven Spring 2025—Easy Breezy

This issue focuses on creating textiles that welcome springtime with a range of lacy, open, and transparent weaves.

Lynn Rognsvoog Apr 5, 2024 - 3 min read

Call for Submissions: Handwoven Spring 2025—Easy Breezy Primary Image

Springtime brings flowers, soft breezes, and warming temperatures. Photo by RÜŞTÜ BOZKUŞ via Pixabay

As the days lengthen, gentle breezes and warming temperatures entice us to pack away our warm winter textiles in favor of lighter and airier scarves, curtains, clothing, pillow covers, and table linens.

The Spring 2025 issue of Handwoven will focus on projects that lighten up your weaving by using open spaces or transparency.

What does that mean? Think about all types of lace, open and crammed warp weaves, doubleweave (but lightweight) layers, or honeycomb. Plant fibers (or silks) are the most likely materials. If you choose to submit a project using wool, angora, or any of the other animal-source fibers, it should lean toward light and airy rather than warm and cosy.

Whether you‘ve submitted projects to Handwoven before or this is your first time, we encourage you to show us your ideas—you never know until you try!


Berry_Header Mary Berry’s Brooks bouquet lace curtains from November/December 2018 would bring a breath of springtime to a kitchen window. Photo by George Boe

How to submit a proposal

Please use our Handwoven submission form for proposals.

Submission guidelines can be found here.

Check out the palette for the issue here.

We base our project selections for each issue on the information provided on the submission form, as well as on contributor photographs.

We will review the proposals and ask for additional photographs or information if needed, to be sent in by June 17, 2024, for this issue. After the project-selection meeting, we will contact everyone whose project is accepted and ask that it be submitted along with the project paperwork by the final submissions date listed below.

Proposals for projects and articles due: April 29, 2024
Submissions in the form of photographs and article outlines due: June 17, 2024
Final submissions, including projects and paperwork, due: July 29, 2024

If you‘d like to get a head start on the paperwork, look here to choose the option that fits your project.

Please use the email address below for inquiries that won’t fit into our submission form. If pieces of your proposal cannot be emailed, please contact us and ask for a physical mail address.

Editorial email: [email protected]

I look forward to seeing your proposals!

Happy Weaving,