Pom Pom Quarterly – Issue 24: Spring 2018
Pom Pom is a quarterly, collectable publication based in London UK, for smart, creative types who like knitting patterns with a modern aesthetic, great photography and interesting writing. Pom Pom is also into lots of other types of crafts and of course music, fashion, art, food and just generally making the world a little more beautiful with the things to make!
Pom Pom was set up in 2012 by Lydia Gluck and Meghan Fernandes. They knew (like you probably do!) that knitting is super-cool, but based on the way knitting was presented in the media, they felt it didn’t always look super-cool to the naked eye. So, backed by their amazingly talented army of friends who also happen to be designers, writers, photographers and all-around wonderful people, they got started making a magazine, hoping to present knitting and craft in the best possible light!
For the Spring Issue 24 the Pom Pom contributors have designed their knits using a postage stamp as inspiration. Where possible, each design uses a yarn which originates from the same country as said stamp and these ten patterns are certainly something to write home about. Each stamp has been re-imagined by Elena Skoreyko Wagner and her playful paper cut illustrations are dotted around the knits and throughout the issue.
You’ll also find the Pom Pom resident columnist Anna Maltz musing on the connection between stamps and knitting style, Meghan Fernandes exploring how snail mail links our long-distance knitting relationships, and artist Grace Chin explains her process as a paper artist. Also a tasty pie recipe by Rebecca Lawrence – a perfectly portable parcel of comfort food.
The magazine includes designs by: Jessie Roselyn, Kelly Ordemann, Isabell Kraemer, Alice Caetano, Ana Campos, Verena Cohrs, Julia Farwell-Clay, Kristin Blom, Kari-Helene Rane, and Amy Christoffers.
|Published by||Pom Pom Quarterly|
|Designer||Meghan Fernandes, Lydia Gluck|
|Other specifications||Pom Pom Quarterly Magazine Spring 2018 Issue 24|