Call For Submissions

We support the ongoing conversation and commit to amplifying voices of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ designers. This call for submissions is open to everyone, regardless of previous experience, and we especially encourage design submissions from under represented communities.

This year’s design inspiration is based on 20th Century Iconic Chairs. From the noteworthy Barcelona chair down to Breuer’s influential B32/Cesca chair, each chair is unique, as told through its brilliant design details, engineering, and practicality.

Tonneau chair by Pierre Guariche
Platner chair by Warren Platner
Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen
Pretzel chair by George Nelson
Tulip chair by Aero Saarinen
Lounge & Ottonman by Charles and Ray Eames
Transat chair by Eileen Gray
Thonet chair by Michael Thonet
Kangaroo chair by Pierre Jeanneret
Stacking chair by Verner Panton
Ox chair by Hans Wegner
Antony chair by Jean Prouve
Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen
Wishbone chair by Hans Wegner
45 chair by Finn Juhl
Paimio chair by Alvar Aalto
Pelican chair by Finn Juhl
Peacock chair by Hans Wegner
Diamond chair by Henry Bertoai
Ant chair by Arne Jacobsen
Three leg stool by Charlotte Periand
Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer
many more…

We invite you to pick your favorite iconic chair(s) and design a piece of accessory inspired by the chair. We are primarily looking for accessories (hats, beanies, scarves, shawls, cowls, mittens, etc) using Woolfolk Far, Tynd, Sno, Flette, Flette Bulky, and Luft.

Submission proposals must adhere to the following guidelines:
1.  All proposals must be submitted in PDF format
2.  Please feel free to submit a couple of different design ideas within your proposal
3.  Proposals submitted after the deadline (08/24/2020) may not be considered

Proposals must include the following:
1.  Design sketch (hand-drawn and/or digital)
2. Photographs of swatches
3.  Swatches should be no smaller than 4×4 inches
4.  Swatches do not need to be worked in a Woolfolk yarn but choose a color and yarn texture for the swatch that clearly expresses your concept.
5.  Please explain your inspiration/what interests you about this specific design

Please provide the list of information including:
1. Specifics about construction details and direction of knitting
2. Shaping information
3. Intended ease and fit
4. Intended Woolfolk yarn and possible color choices
5. Special techniques used
6. Any additional information you feel is important about the design

Important dates:
Design submission deadline Aug 24, 2020
Notification to selected designers Aug 31, 2020
Pattern and sample deadline Nov 2, 2020
Project launch date Jan, 2021

All submissions must be received by Monday, Aug 24th, 2020 for consideration. Please email proposal PDFs to support@woolfolkyarn.com. Let us know if you’re interested to submit by filling out the form below. We look forward to receiving your submission.

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