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tinyStudio Creative Life magazine is an indie publication with the goal of sharing the stories of the people in our fiber community, beautifully supported in a gorgeously designed publication. This is your place to share your voice, your discoveries, experiences, passions.. your unique story.

Please read through the following and see if your story will fit into one of our Issues. Scroll down for Upcoming Issue themes or keep reading for our ongoing open submissions.

Ongoing: Regular Features

Peek into an Artists Studio (or home)

Do you have a share-worthy studio? It doesn’t need to be the Louvre! Maybe you have a cozy space where you are surrounded by inspiration, some clever space-saving storage ideas, a room you share with others for workshops or lessons, or a corner of the house that is especially delightful to work in. Do you have some fun or unique decorating ideas? Please submit some photos and a brief description. (There is only one Artists Studio Feature per issue, but we may also feature Artists Studios in our monthly newsletter or blogpost).

Things to Love

This regular feature is a three to four page image spread to show off your fiber art! It includes live links to your website or social media, and is a wonderful opportunity to share your favourite pieces, yarns, dyed fiber, stitching, macrame, weaving.. whatever your fiber art is, we would love to share the love! Submit your images and/or your website, shop, or Instagram with a brief description of what you do!

For Your Tiny Studio

Do you create products to sell? Check our upcoming themes and send us what you have made that could both fit the theme and become an inspiring decor or studio item for other fiber artists. We would love to share your ‘for sale’ items along with a link to your shop.

Or – have you found something that makes your studio life easier? Fiber or yarn storage, boxes, hooks, and hangers, space savers and organisers, inspirational decor… Please drop us a line with a link so we can share your discovery in the magazine! We will add your name and link it to your page or social media alongside the item as our thank you for sharing the good stuff!

‘Other’ Regular Features

You will find projects and tutorials in each issue, so if you have one you would like to share please let us know!

If you are a farmer or a fiber producer anywhere in the world, I would love to hear from you too, it is a wonderful thing to know where our materials originate and how the fiber animals are raised and cared for.

Upcoming Issues: Themes

I want to make it easy to submit a proposal, so even if your idea doesn’t fit exactly into any of the sections below, that doesn’t mean it won’t fit in any of these issues! It just means maybe I didn’t think of it yet 🙂 This is a community-driven publication and I want it to include YOUR voice, so send me a description of your idea using the form below, or email me at if you wish to add images to your message, I will get back to you as soon as I can!

I have chosen some ideas and concepts to base future issues around. tinyStudio Creative Life magazine uses these themes as a gentle focus rather than a prescriptive direction! If you are inspired by any of these ideas to submit an article idea please do so at any time up to the Submission Closing date!

Issue Fourteen: Florals

The beauty of flowers, who can resist?! What can you share with us that is inspired by flowers, made with flowers, looks like flowers, or is in any way connected with the natural beauty of beautiful blooms!? If you are a natural dyer, what are your favourite florals to dye with, how many colours can be made from flowers? If you are inspired to create an art yarn, a weaving, or a knit design that reflects any kind of floral, please consider writing up your process and sharing with us. Maybe you have a dyers garden, we would love a tour! If you have a knit design or crochet pattern that is based on florals please do share, this will fit perfectly into Issue 14. We would also be especially interested in any stitching or embroidery using flowers in the design, stumpwork too! How about colour inspiration from florals? The color combinations found in even a single bloom can inspire an entire piece, what are your favourites and how have you used them in your fiber crafting?

We need your proposals in to us by June 20 and the article deadline for this issue is 1 Dec 2021

Issue Fifteen: Into the Craft

What is it you love the most about fiber and yarn crafting? Is it the anticipation of your next project? Or perhaps the journey to a fiber festival or LYS and the thrill of the hunt as you search out a fab new fiber, pattern, or yarn? Maybe you best love exploring new fibers and learning new techniques, experimentation is your jam and you just love to find out ‘what happens if..?’

Whatever it is you love the most about your craft, we would love you to share that with us! Get deep into sharing your favourite technique, your best ever fiber spin, your favourite fleece, write a tutorial, a story of discovery, or a how-to, or send us your back story to help inspire others too.

This is a nice open subject as this issue is going to be varied and craft focussed, any fiber or yarn craft! Let us pack this issue with inspiration and your unique creativity! We would love to know how you use unusual fibers, do you spin fur, or have cool ways to use sari silks? Maybe you love the long locks and would like to share a tutorial on how you love to spin and use them in your projects. We would also love to share some fiber prep how=to’s as well – any tips and tricks you might have for making anything from traditional preps to super wild ones! Anything goes!

We need your proposals in to us as soon as possible as the deadline for writing for issue 15 is 1 March 2022.

Issue Sixteen: Celestial

Oh my goodness what a theme! What an inspiration! When we look up into the sky at any time of day or night the feeling of being part of this amazing universe is never far away. For inspirations to contribute to this theme, think deep dark universes spangled with swirling galaxies, distant twinkling stars, infinite possibilities.. Think airy skies filled with puffy clouds to soar through… Travel to Mars or Jupiter, spin around the rings of Saturn, the planets can also inspire colourways, yarn designs, even an entire galaxy of spinning! This issue is about the inspiration we can find for our fiber art and yarn projects that call to our imaginations and take us floating into the cosmos of creativity!  Dig into your creative sources and see what you can find to share for this theme, dyeing and colour work, spinning with sparkles, knitting or crochet with swirling designs. Have you made something with a Celestial theme or idea in mind? Maybe you have a  yarn recipe we could share or a tutorial on designing to a Celestial theme, or perhaps you have your own stories in which you have found inspirations from celestial sources, just email us with your ideas, we would love to hear from you!

Don’t forget we can also run photo features in our ‘Things to Love’ section, and even if you have just one or two photos, we would love to share that in our ‘Community Makes’ section too!

We need your proposals in to us with a deadline for completed articles for issue 16 being 1 May 2022

Issue Seventeen: Reflections

This issue comes out in November, a time of the year when many of us are looking forward to moving into a new year and all the potential that can bring. Let’s celebrate this together by creating an issue in which we reflect on gratitude and thankfulness, aspects of our lives that embed themselves into our creativity to guide our path forward. Let’s take some time to reflect on the things that bring us joy in our crafting, our achievements during the year with finished projects, the discoveries we have made and learning we have accomplished are all things that bring us a positive energy for looking forward and planning new adventures, taking what we have learned along with us.

As well as reflecting on ideas, concepts, and experiences, the idea of using actual reflections in our design work is really fun! Think about all the ways you can draw inspiration from different kinds of reflections – yourself in a mirror, the moon in the sea, the light on ripples in a pool, the glint of a diamond or sequin as it catches the light… How would you incorporate these colours and textures and repeated patterns in your fiber art?

If these ideas speak to you, we would love to share your stories! Please feel free to write about the aspects of your fiber craft that bring you positivity and optimism, feelings of creative anticipation and joy in your crafting.

We need your proposals in to us with a deadline for completed articles for issue 16 being 1 August 2022

Send your article or feature ideas to tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine