I have seen quite a few designers whose patterns are very modern, elegant and classy. To name a few, Annie Modesitt and Robyn Chachula. I am a fan of their work and have had the pleasure of meeting both in person at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival this year.
Crochet Me by Kim Werker is a good source for crochet patterns but clearly we need more.
Robyn spoke about CHIQ magazine submissions on her blog the other day and I instantly jumped. The next thing, I was on their Website checking things out, it has not yet launched though. I hear it will be launching in June. I thought, Finally, someone has thought of dedicating themselves solely to providing information and patterns on the art of Crochet. Check out their Website.
It so happens that they have a blog (and I have subscribed to it already of course ...) which is currently being updated daily by Bernard. They showcase a designer and some nice runway photographs in each post. Awesome !!!
There are links to popular Crochet designers and blogs in the top right section on the Blog page.
I went ahead and tagged them in my Flickr account as well. I simply cannot miss any opportunity of seeing new designs.
The magazine is also open to pattern submissions from designers.
Here is an extract from their Website:
I'm interested in submitting, what do I do?If you have a completed work or an idea that you want to submit, simply email a picture and your idea to the editor. We can assist you in writing the pattern and in creating diagrams. You don´t have to send anything via snail mail. Our contract crocheters can construct the garment, which will be part of a photo shoot, where you will be given 100% credit for the design. A brief bio of the designer will accompany the design as well as a link to any web address you prefer and your email (if you desire).
Easy isn't it? So what are you waiting for? Get working... get creative. I am working on mine.
I am so excited for the first issue already. Big Shout Out to CHIQ !!! Way to Go and All The Best!!!