Radicle Threads is a BBIMP grassroots company that aims to create a sustainable, ethical, and equitable online and print publication with a focus on crafting.
Our mission is to uplift, amplify, and empower BBIMP voices and to share our knowledge, skills, and experiences with the goal of increasing accessibility for all.
We’re looking for patterns inspired by winter night bonfires, the flickering of the flames, and the smell of wood-burning. Play with the ideas of light vs dark, warm vs cold, bright vs light, and soft vs textured to show all the facets of fire, its flames, and the heat it produces. Think of the different flame colors and the elements that create them.
For our Knitting patterns, we need
- Large heavy shawls perfect for winter night bonfires with a stitch that emulates the shape of flames. Think of using a graph with written instructions to create the stitch pattern or a combination of stitches to give the illusion of flames. Play with the shapes of fire as it moves.
- Gender-neutral long-sleeved pullovers worked either top-down or bottom-up perfect for a trip to the ice skating rink with the family. Textured stitches should be used to keep you warm.
- Beanie using bulky weight yarn with lots of textures for long walks in the snow after the sunset.
- Cabled mittens using heavy-weight yarn. Think of long winter nights you don’t want to end, walking under the lights of the city with someone special.
- Cardigans with deep pockets to keep your hands warm as you enjoy your cup of cocoa by the fire.
- Colorwork vest with lots of motifs evoking the shapes of fire in all its forms such as lava bursting out of a volcano, embers, the flow of lava, etc.
For our Crochet/Tunisian Crochet patterns, we need
- Cowls with textured stitches such as the plum posts stitch and floating rib stitch. You are not limited to the stitches mentioned.
- Cabled Wraps/shawls using worsted weight yarn that can be used for cold early Sunday mornings on the front porch enjoying a cup of tea with family.
- Oversized sweaters using worsted weight yarn with lots of textures on the sleeves. It should be perfect for curling on the couch and enjoying a good movie with lots of popcorn on a snowy night.
- Crochet socks to protect your feet from the cold morning floors as you stumble to the kitchen to pour yourself a cup of coffee.
- Classy mittens for a night out to dinner using worsted weight and mohair held together.
- Chunky double-brimmed beanie perfect for walking your dog on cold windy winter nights.
Articles – Full Article 700-1000 words, Current Event 600- 800 words, Poem 100 words.
We’re looking for articles covering micro-farming such as indoor gardening, seed starting indoor for spring gardening, growing microgreens etc
Current events: Indigenous Peoples control burns and how they can help prevent wildfires and aid soil health, benefits of fire to plant species such as wood lily, how fire can change the way we cook based on the level of heat used, etc.
Poems with a focus on the sanctity of fire, warmth, etc.
Recipes: For this issue, we are focusing on dishes and drinks that bring on the heat. Submit your most flavorful, spicy recipes and drinks. Sambals, Spicy chutneys, spicy soups, jalapeno margaritas, Jamaican jerked meats, spicy mutton curry, unexpectatly spicy desserts, etc to keep you warm from the inside out. Draw inspirations from your own culture, heritage, and ancestry when submitting recipes that are linked to a specific culture. You are more than welcome to submit recipes that you’ve developed that are not linked to a specific ethnicity.
Tutorials: Submit sewing, dyeing, macrame, etc tutorials that fit the theme.
Submission Deadline: 14 October 2022 1159PM EST
Articles & recipes emailed to RadT: TBD
Sample shipped and patterns emailed to RadT: TBD
Selected patterns will be announced on end of October via email.
Mood board: https://pin.it/1f3DF79
Please refer to the mood board to get more of an idea of what we are looking for. You may submit more than one idea, however, each must fill out a seperate form for each.