Summer is just around the corner! The nine designs in this issue were inspired by ceramic tiles, terracotta, and sand, so expect earthy shades with splashes of colour and organic, repeating patterns. For your summer wardrobe, PomPom has essential summer tops and tees, a cardigan, a shawl, and a crochet bag – all light and breezy for warmer days.
PomPom also excited that they’ve finally been able to add more pages to the magazine. This means more room for the gorgeous photography you love, an increased font size, and a wider range of sizes for some patterns (with the aim for all patterns in future issues).
This issue includes an interview with Emi Ito, who answers our questions of creativity and misappropriation. ‘Learning and Unlearning’ unpicks the issues of cultural appropriation and diversity, important topics we have been reevaluating.
PomPom also has yarn-free based projects to enjoy while the sun shines. If you’re on the lookout for a new craft to try, there is a project bag tutorial by artist Arrounna Khounnoraj, of Bookhou. She’ll show you how to block-print your own fabric, perfect for creating your own tile-inspired tessellating patterns! Plus Rebecca Lawrence’s recipe for her Maple Bourbon Fudge is an easy way to whip up an impressive sweet treat to share with friends.
Designers and Contributors:
Arounna Khounnoraj, Amy Christoffers, Clare Lakewood, Isa Catepillan, Josee Paquin, Marjorie Martin, Rachael Reese, Rebecca Lawrence, Sari Nordlund, Soraya Garcia, Stephanie Earp