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Apr. 10, 2008

Book Deal!!!


This is my friend Leanne and I, right after we signed the contract yesterday to write our first book! Have a gander at our call for submissions:

Are you a knitter or crochetier? Do you design (or want to design) unusual pieces of street art out of yarn?

If so, you should design a pattern for Yarn Bombing: The Art of Knit Graffiti, to be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in fall 2009.

A DIY guide to the art of yarn graffiti and a history of hand-crafted textile street art, Yarn-Bombing will feature patterns such as street-smart disguises, useful wearable tools like gloves and tool belts, street art such as knit car cozies, bike covers and headlight toques, and outdoor installations such as crochet shawls for leafy trees. The sky’s the limit as long as it’s knit or crocheted! Projects should be fun, colorful and a little bit wacky.

Designers are asked to submit a sketch and detailed description of their project, along with a brief bio, by the submission deadline of May 15, 2008.

There is no entry fee, and you are encouraged to submit multiple designs. Please include your complete contact information (email and mailing addresses) with your submission. Hard-copy submissions will not be returned unless an SASE or International Mailing Coupon is provided.

Digital sketches (under 2MB) can be emailed to mandy@yarnbombing.com, or hard copy sketches can be mailed to:
(address removed)

You will be notified via email if your design has been selected for publication. Selected designs will need to be knit or crocheted by their designers over the months of June-August, and mailed to the publisher for photography and editing by August 30, 2008. Patterns and any accompanying diagrams must be mailed to mandy@yarnbombing.com by the same date. Designers who are chosen to participate will receive the yarn necessary to complete their project, an honorarium, a free copy of the book, and credit for taking part in the book.

For more information, please visit Arsenal Pulp Press (arsenalpulp.com) or the Yarn Bombing Blog (yarnbombing.com).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding submissions, please contact Leanne (leanne@yarnbombing.com) or Mandy (mandy@yarnbombing.com)

I am so excited!!


At 7:30 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

woohooo! congrats mandy!!

At 11:18 a.m., Anonymous Maktaaq said...

Congratulations, Mandy & Leanne! The book sounds really neat - makes me want to take up knitting again!

At 10:36 p.m., Blogger Deb said...


This family's hobby seems to be writing books and this sounds like a very fun project!

Now if I can just teach the cat to knit!


At 2:54 p.m., Anonymous Ande said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Now, I wonder....hm....I'll think of submissions when I'm at the cabin...hmmmmm....

At 9:54 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats awesome mandy! congrats on the deal!!!! Uber cool idea

At 9:29 a.m., Blogger Yarn Thing said...

WAY to go!!! I am so happy for you!


At 10:01 p.m., Blogger Janna said...

That's really exciting! Hi, I found you on one of my daily searches for Vancouver yarn lovers. I put a link to your 'book deal' page on my website to get the word out. Vancouver Yarn .Com

Let me know if you would rather I had not, and I'll remove it.


Janna Vallee


At 8:08 a.m., Anonymous kntgrl said...

heeee heeeeeeeee....ready to submit.

it will be by mail. I'm a knitter, not a computer wizard.....hope that's ok.


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