Issue 46 - Guest Editor: Candice English of The Farmer's Daughter Fibers
Collaborating with creatives we admire is one of the great joys of making Pom Pom. Candice English of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers has been an inspiration to us for a long time, both as a dyer and as an advocate for Indigenous women. We are thrilled to welcome Candice as Guest Editor for this issue.
Candice has brought a fresh perspective to these pages, along with her distinctive aesthetic, drawing from both her Indigenous roots and life in the American West. We are so grateful to her for sharing herself, her work, and her family with us. It’s an honour to be trusted with the stories and creativity of each contributor to this autumn issue.
The patterns in this issue are a representation of hard and soft duality in the American West. The hard work embedded in the people of Montana is a result of the softness you find in the spirit of Indigenous homelands. You will find classic designs that can be worn in utilitarian ways but also jazzed up a bit for social outings.
Featuring designs by: Allison Lutes // Esti Juango // Elena Solier Jansà // Natalie Bullock // Sandy Jones // Lindsey Fowler // Lena Zharichenko // Lee Ann Yazzie // Imke von Nathusius // Tin Can Knits
Sunny days are typically associated with summer and we couldn’t wait to celebrate the brightest season for our newest issue. Aside from being an illuminating and energising guest, the stronger sun is also the reason that the warmer months are the time when so many fruits and berries come into season.
Pom Pom Quarterly 45 features all manner of warm-weather makes, both crochet and knit, each one a celebration of fruit, and of what is possible with yarn and a hook or some needles.
Along with the 10 vibrant knit and crochet additions to your wardrobe, we have a hand-sewn clutch tutorial by Carly Bauer Ambrocio, a sumptuous rhubarb recipe from Fi Churchman, and a beautiful article on grief and dyeing with pokeberries written by Jami Nakamura Lin.
Featuring designs by: Laura Zukaite // Audrey Borrego // Sandy Jones // Heidi Kästner // Ana D // Jennifer Kent // Madison Hughes // Madalena Bastakou // Marzena Kołaczek
We anticipate subscriber and pre-ordered copies to arrive with crafters in June 2023. On 15 June, issue 45 will be available to buy in digital-only form, and for sale from our wonderful stockists around the globe.