For this winter issue, the PomPom Mag team invites us to explore the links between art and craft and how both can make us think differently, from the making process to the finished object. The proposed patterns are inspired by the work of artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint to show us how to look towards and beyond our horizons when it comes to our craft.
Etel Adnan’s work features landscapes, using bold and unexpected colours to portray the places where the land meets the sky.
Hilma af Klint ((1862 – 1944) created large abstract paintings of metaphysical meditations that she felt she had been called on to represent.
Both show us distinct ways of looking at the world, and at possible worlds beyond the visible realm, just as a knitter or crocheter can look at a ball of yarn and ponder a plethora of outcomes!
In this issue you will find 10 patterns designed by :
EDDA LILJA // ELENA DIMCHEVSKA // EMMA DUCHER // EMMA JANET // ERICA SUFKA // FRAN LÓPEZ // LUCIA LUCIANO // MARIA WALTERS // OLIVIA SCZEPANIK // WEICHIEN CHAN (THEPETITEKNITTER) // YUCC
Issue 43 also includes an insightful and expansive interview with yarn dyers Jude Harper and Lola Johnson, and a fascinating dig into the history of the colour pink by Hannah McGregor. We are also thrilled to include a bookmark tutorial from artist Elizabeth Ashdown using the centuries-old art of passementerie, and a recipe for a carrot cake from Fi Churchman that will bring an orangey glow to chilly evenings.
We were lucky enough to collaborate on this issue for the “Welkin” pattern knitted in Gilliatt amarante: a cardigan with a nicely retro silhouette with a double-rounded collar, with a short and comfortable cut that can be worn closed or open as a cosy little jacket.
Credits : designer @marzena.kolaczek , photographer Stephen Lister @stephenlister , models Jenny Block @jenny_block and Kyalo Searle-Mbullu @k.yalo , styling Lydia Morrow @whatlydiamade , hair and makeup Kala Williams @kalawmakeup and Pom P