Open Call for Submissions!
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
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 regularly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Twelve: The Dark Side
This is something to really get creative with! What is the dark side of fiber art?! Maybe you are a rebel, a rule breaker, someone who like to do things differently just because you can! This is YOUR issue! Write about the ways you like to change the rules for your yarns or projects, share the excitement of taking your own path!
Or maybe you love the darker palettes, do you yearn to paint it all black? Are you dye projects deep and rich and alluringly dark? How do you get your colours to suit your preferred palettes, share a tutorial for this issue! Or maybe you have a project you could share that uses the darker tones, any tips or tricks on choosing colours to work together for those who love the dark side?
Is there another way you delve into the dark side in your fiber life? Do you secretly spin to the music of Kiss.. or perhaps a bit of Black Sabbath?! Maybe your secret indulgence is a good horror movie while you spin, does the music you listen to or the movies you watch influence the fiber going onto your bobbin?
Or lets talk fleece! What dark coloured fleeces do you love? Zwartebles anyone? Or do you have yarns or fiber prep ideas to share for using naturally dark fleeces?
And then there is the stash, the deep dark recesses of your stash… what is lurking back there that you could share with us?
Send your ideas – we would love to hear from you on any of the above or anything you might think of when pondering the dark side of fiber!
Completed article deadline by 10 June 2021 publication on 28 August 2021
Issue Thirteen: Oceans
This issue is about inspiration from our natural world, specifically the ocean! Think about the deep dark depths, swirling blues and greens, the light shining through the water. Think about the creatures that live in the oceans, their shapes, forms, colours and movement. And then there are the ways we interact with the ocean, swimming, sailing, walking along the seashore, the storms and the calm days, the wild and the restful. The ocean can be filled with contrasts too! What inspires you when you think of the ocean? How do you include this kind of inspiration in the things you create? Have you created something inspired by the sea that you would like to share with us? Do you have treasures gathered on the seashore that you have included into your projects in some way? Would you like to share a tutorial with us on your creation process? Do you knit or crochet ocean themed pieces, we would love to see them, and if you have a tutorial on how to make ocean creatures in yarn we would love to share them! Maybe you have an ocean inspired art yarn and can share the ‘yarn recipe’ with our readers, spiral plys are especially suitable. What about ocean fiber, have you spun Seacell? What did you think of it? Share your seacell review with us, or maybe you would like to write about how it is made? Are you a dyer with a special affinity with ocean colours, then we would love to hear from you too, we would be happy to showcase your yarns in our ‘Things to Love’ section! If you have a special project you are working on that fits this theme, contact us and lets develop some article ideas!
We need your proposals in to us as soon as possible as the deadline for writing for issue 13 is 1 Sept 2021.
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