Crochet Submissions Wanted!

Hey there! The time has come to gear up to write my 3rd book, which will focus on high-fashion crochet. Like the other 2 books (the 2nd one’s out in June, yo.), this one will be a collaboration of my own projects with a ton contributed by both new and veteran designers. It’s really important to me to perpetuate the community aspect of crafting, by working with and supporting as many artists as I possibly can. That said, I would LOVE for you to possibly be a part of Catwalk Crochet! Here’s the scoop:

Catwalk Crochet will have 40, runway inspired projects for women, men and children. They’ll be broken down into 4 sections: Fall Line, Winter Line, Spring Line and Summer Line (all modeled after Fashion Week). Each line will contain 10 designs (including at least 2 men’s and 1 child’s), and have its own color pallet (TBA). I’m looking for up to 30 contributed projects (sweaters, skirts, bags, hats, etc.), modeled after shapes and styles of clothing and accessories that one might see in fashion magazines (think Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, etc.), and all using luxury yarns. Although I may come to some of you with specific projects I’m looking for, I’d like to first start by checking out sketch submissions with your ideas. Please don’t feel like you need to know how to draw (I certainly don’t)—even a rough pencil sketch will work as long as you include any stitch patterns and yarn types that you’d like to incorporate. These ideas can be sent via email to: submissions@vickiehowell.com or snail mail at: Vickie Howell, Inc PO Box 246, Manchaca TX 78652. The deadline for submissions is February 7th. If we go forward with using your project, then the pay is $75.00-$100.00 per design (depending on the amount of work involved) plus a copy of the finished book. I know it’s not much, but craft books have wee budgets. The finished projects will be due in early April.

Ok, I think that’s everything for now. Please don’t hesitate to post, if you have any questions.

xo, Vickie

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