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Call for Submissions: Fall/Winter 2013

It’s submission time again! We’re on the hunt for fall and winter designs that feature and take advantage of the nature of hand-dyed yarns. Garments and accessories that are simple yet infinitely wearable — clothes you want to live in.

We have offered a moodboard with colour and yarn suggestions, but we will consider all ideas and submissions. The general mood is:

Into the woods. Crisp air. Shocking colour amidst fading and fragile foliage. Seeking comfort and warmth. Wrapped in cozy layers.

This time around we are focusing on these yarns: Merino Silk Fine, Merino Silk Lace, Silk Mist, sock yarns, worsted weight.

Call for Submissions FW 2013

Call for Submissions FW 2013

Please send your best, unique, and previously unpublished knit/crochet/handweaving designs for sweaters, shawls, socks, hats and accessories for women, men, children and babies. One, two or three-skein projects are especially welcome. Our customers generally skew towards lace and socks, followed by garments.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013 and the patterns and garments for Fall and Winter are due June 15, 2013 and August 15, 2013 respectively. Download our Fall/Winter 2013 Moodboard here or you can see more of the images here on Pinterest. Here’s more info about submitting to us:

DESIGN FOR SWEETGEORGIA

We are an artisan yarn company based in the Pacific Northwest that is intently focused on producing the most delicious and vibrant colours on the most exquisite and luxurious natural fibre yarns we can get our hands on.

Your designs in our yarns will be published by SweetGeorgia and distributed via PDF on our online shop, Ravelry, and through our retail shops.

WHAT WE OFFER

Designers of accepted free patterns will receive a one-time monetary compensation dependant on the complexity of the design. Designers of paid patterns will receive a percentage of pattern sales, paid quarterly via PayPal.

SweetGeorgia Yarns provides yarn support for all accepted patterns as well as tech-editing, design, charts, illustrations, and photography as needed. All designers retain full rights to their designs, however SweetGeorgia Yarns is given exclusive publication rights for the duration of the contract.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Please send your proposal as a PDF that includes your sketches, photographs, descriptions, pattern notes, sample charts, a generous-sized swatch, and proposed yarns. Your contact information, including your full name, email, mailing address, and phone number. Please include a short bio too!

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

  • Fall/Winter 2013: Submissions due by April 15, 2013.
  • For selected Fall designs, pattern and garment due June 15, 2013.
  • For selected Winter designs, pattern and garment due August 15, 2013.

Happy sketching and swatching,
Felicia

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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22 thoughts on “Call for Submissions: Fall/Winter 2013

  1. Katja says:

    Beautiful moodboard. Lots of inspiring photos! I was wondering if you accept international submissions?

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Hi Katja! Yes, most definitely! We accept international submissions!

  2. Katja says:

    Beautiful moodboard. Lots of inspiring photos! I was wondering if you accept international submissions?

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Hi Katja! Yes, most definitely! We accept international submissions!

  3. hello I was just wondering if swatches need to be in your yarns or if substitutes can be used at this stage?

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      No worries, substitute yarns can be used in your swatches. Thanks!

  4. hello I was just wondering if swatches need to be in your yarns or if substitutes can be used at this stage?

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      No worries, substitute yarns can be used in your swatches. Thanks!

  5. Jen says:

    I’m confused about where to send the submission. Do I email it to the email on the Contact Us page (info @ Sweet Georgia Yarns) or do I physically mail it in (and if so what is the address?)

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Oh yes. Please email your PDF submissions to submissions@sweetgeorgiayarns.com

    2. Jen says:

      Thanks!

  6. Jen says:

    I’m confused about where to send the submission. Do I email it to the email on the Contact Us page (info @ Sweet Georgia Yarns) or do I physically mail it in (and if so what is the address?)

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Oh yes. Please email your PDF submissions to submissions@sweetgeorgiayarns.com

    2. Jen says:

      Thanks!

  7. Nadia says:

    Would you consider children’s garments or do you prefer to focus on women’s? Your moodbaord has the ideas flowing!

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      We’re open to all suggestions

  8. Nadia says:

    Would you consider children’s garments or do you prefer to focus on women’s? Your moodbaord has the ideas flowing!

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      We’re open to all suggestions

  9. Ryan Hollist says:

    When can we expect to know if our submission is accepted or not?

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Hi Ryan! I’ve started emailing people! But it’s a lot of people to email back personally :) I’ll get to everyone soon!

  10. Ryan Hollist says:

    When can we expect to know if our submission is accepted or not?

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Hi Ryan! I’ve started emailing people! But it’s a lot of people to email back personally :) I’ll get to everyone soon!

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