I love winter—but not for the normal reasons. I enjoy the associated holidays and playing in the snow, but what I love most about winter is that it’s the perfect weather for reading. Few joys in life are better than snuggling up in front of a warm fire with a cozy blanket on your lap and a good book in your hands. It should then come as no surprise that when tasked with choosing a theme for the first Winter issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms, my mind immediately went to books.
For this literary issue of Little Looms, we’re looking for projects inspired by both books and the act of reading. So that might mean weaving a scarf designed for Jo from Little Women, a runner inspired by the original cover art for The Hobbit, or a lap rug for snuggling up on a cold night with a good read. Want to weave a project to honor your favorite bookstore, library, or even your favorite librarian? We'd love to see it! We believe in accessibility, here at Little Looms, so projects for eReaders are also more than welcome.
As always, projects should be woven using a rigid-heddle, inkle, pin, or tapestry loom, or using weaving tablets/cards. Articles about techniques, design inspiration, or anything else related to weaving on a small loom are welcome as well.
Please note that we have changed our submission process and are also using a new submission form. We base our project selections for each issue on contributor photographs. We will review the proposals and ask for additional photographs if needed, to be sent in early February. After the project-selection meeting, we will contact everyone whose project is accepted and ask that it be submitted along with the project paperwork.
You can find the palette for the issue here.
Proposals for projects and articles due: 12/13/2021
Photographs of projects due: 2/7/2022
Non-project article text and photographs due: 2/7/2022
Physical projects with paperwork due: 3/21/2022
Please use the address below for inquiries that won’t fit into our submission form. Please contact us and ask for a physical address to send any pieces of your proposal that cannot be emailed.
Editorial email: [email protected]
We are looking forward to seeing your proposals for projects and articles!
Happy Weaving (and reading)!