Call for submissions for Bladet garn
The design theme for our autumn issue is «airy organic»
Springtime in the Nordic countries is a special experience. After a cold and often wet winter we are so ready to enjoy the fresh, clear spring air. We reach toward the bleak rays of sun and know that it will soon explode all around us – with green leaves, soft floral tones, birdsong and the humming of insects that also know that summer is right around the corner. We have tried to capture this feeling in the concept airy organic.
Our moodboard includes colours and organic textures that show the ambience we are looking for. We welcome designs inspired by the light airiness of spring, while at the same time taking into consideration the soft colours and the beautiful patterns nature gives us. Please play around with the expectations the inspiration board creates and surprise us.
We welcome all types of designs, but are particularly interested in clothes and accessories for children and adults. We request that all designs for adults span over sizes from XS to at least XXL. Experience shows that relatively few designs for men are submitted, so please consider submitting an idea for a men’s design if you have one.
Your submitted design cannot have been previously published in any publication, or previously have been publicly shown in any way, including social media, internet forums and blogs.
Please submit your design idea by 19 November 2018 (feel free to submit earlier if possible). We will let you know by 22 November 2018 if your design has been picked out. We need the completed and tested pattern and the completed garment by 31 January 2019. The magazine will be published in April 2019.
We offer payment based on the size of the garment and the complexity of the pattern.
Rights and publication:
Bladet garn has sole rights to publish the pattern for six months after the publication date. After the first six months we will continue selling the magazine, but each designer can also sell their pattern individually.
Submit design idea:
We need the following information:
- A detailed description of your design, including construction, sizes, yarn choice. We need at least a sketch of the design and a picture of a swatch that shows colours/structure/design elements.
- A brief description of your inspiration for the design and how you envision your design within the framework of our design theme.