New! Ennea will begin publishing in issue format again this fall! Next issue will be published late November or December 2014.
Our focus for this issue will be colourwork, in the form of mosaic knitting, fair isle and other stranded techniques and specifically designing and creating handspun yarn to be used in such patterns. We also welcome articles about colourwork knitting (ie. By location/style (think Icelandic, the Shetlands, Norwegian, Estonian, Latvian, Bohus, etc.) or specific to techniques utilized, desired usage of specific types of wool or other fibres in fair isle, etc. (ie. Sticky wools for steeks, woolen spinning vs worsted spinning methods, etc.).
Weaving and spinning technique articles are also welcomed this issue.
We also love to hear about tools and accessories which are useful for all manners of fibre-related creative pursuits (if you have such a tool available for sale, such as a spinning wheel, loom, wool, etc. please feel free to introduce it to us). If you are a book publisher/author, please let us know – we publish book introductions and reviews.
We are looking specifically for the following for this issue :
– knitting patterns utilizing colourwork where you will use two colours to produce a pattern of some kind, fair isle, mosaic knitting or otherwise. We are looking for accessories, shawls, socks, garments and more! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our submission guidelines. Patterns may be historically-based or modern or a nifty combination of both (think traditional technique using modern yarns, for example). Show us what you have in mind or share your finished design with us. When submitting a design using handspun, it’s helpful to know the general weight of the yarn (ie. Worsted, sportweight, fingering, etc.) and the WPI. Designers receive a portion of each pattern sold as long as the pattern is available for sale via Ennea.
–written articles about spinning techniques, knitting techniques and information related to the theme of this issue, weaving articles as well as book reviews/promotion, articles about tools used in fibre-work, specific promotional articles about specific items – ie. If you sell spinning wheels, please write an article for us about your wheel, do you dye? Send us an article about your wares. We are looking as well for folks who would be interested in being interviewed for our Indie Spotlight.
–we also welcome articles about your farm and your product. Are you a shepherd?
–do you have a fibre event coming soon you would like to tell us about? We will post the information to our events section.
Please query your ideas for patterns and articles to us by October 3rd, with expectations that reception of finished works will be requested to be submitted by November 7th. You will receive submission guidelines if your idea is accepted.
This issue will also be posted to Issuu, as well as possibly Flipboard and other social-style magazines popular which utilize mobile technology (suggestions regarding particular formats are welcomed). Our issues are promoted as well via Twitter, Facebook, on Ravelry and in our newsletter.
Thanks in advance to all who contact as well as those of you who jump on board to bring us back to our issue-publishing format. :)
We also offer reasonably-priced advertising space at the bottom of each of our pages. Information about submitting a graphic ad is available on our website here : http://www.enneacollective.com/?page_id=107
Our next issue, to be published in the spring of 2015, will be focusing on artyarns. So keep this in mind for future ideas.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Ennea – spin.knit.weave