It’s submission time again! We’re on the hunt for fall and winter designs that feature and take advantage of the nature of hand-dyed yarns. Garments and accessories that are simple yet infinitely wearable — clothes you want to live in.
We have offered a moodboard with colour and yarn suggestions, but we will consider all ideas and submissions. The general mood is:
Into the woods. Crisp air. Shocking colour amidst fading and fragile foliage. Seeking comfort and warmth. Wrapped in cozy layers.
This time around we are focusing on these yarns: Merino Silk Fine, Merino Silk Lace, Silk Mist, sock yarns, worsted weight.
Please send your best, unique, and previously unpublished knit/crochet/handweaving designs for sweaters, shawls, socks, hats and accessories for women, men, children and babies. One, two or three-skein projects are especially welcome. Our customers generally skew towards lace and socks, followed by garments.
The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013 and the patterns and garments for Fall and Winter are due June 15, 2013 and August 15, 2013 respectively. Download our Fall/Winter 2013 Moodboard here or you can see more of the images here on Pinterest. Here’s more info about submitting to us:
DESIGN FOR SWEETGEORGIA
We are an artisan yarn company based in the Pacific Northwest that is intently focused on producing the most delicious and vibrant colours on the most exquisite and luxurious natural fibre yarns we can get our hands on.
Your designs in our yarns will be published by SweetGeorgia and distributed via PDF on our online shop, Ravelry, and through our retail shops.
WHAT WE OFFER
Designers of accepted free patterns will receive a one-time monetary compensation dependant on the complexity of the design. Designers of paid patterns will receive a percentage of pattern sales, paid quarterly via PayPal.
SweetGeorgia Yarns provides yarn support for all accepted patterns as well as tech-editing, design, charts, illustrations, and photography as needed. All designers retain full rights to their designs, however SweetGeorgia Yarns is given exclusive publication rights for the duration of the contract.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please send your proposal as a PDF that includes your sketches, photographs, descriptions, pattern notes, sample charts, a generous-sized swatch, and proposed yarns. Your contact information, including your full name, email, mailing address, and phone number. Please include a short bio too!
- Fall/Winter 2013: Submissions due by April 15, 2013.
- For selected Fall designs, pattern and garment due June 15, 2013.
- For selected Winter designs, pattern and garment due August 15, 2013.
Happy sketching and swatching,