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We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!
Darker nights mean knitted delights! Taking inspiration from gems, geological forms, and geometric shapes, our Winter Issue is packed full of designs with a strong graphic feel and vivid hues. Intriguing texture and colour comes courtesy of fair isle, two-colour brioche, stripes, and slipped stitches. All set against a series of hand painted backdrops, made for us by abstract artist Kim Whiteside, this issue aims to satisfy your colour cravings, in the form of 5 sweaters, 2 hats, faded socks, and 2 sumptuous shawls to keep you cosy.
Alongside the patterns we have a jewel-toned winter salad to keep things bright, Francesca Baldry reflects on the history of the button, plus our resident columnist Anna Maltz muses on what makes us keep picking up our needles and casting on anew, project after project. Speaking of projects, before you choose which of the multi-hued patterns to cast on, check out Juju Vail’s article discussing ideas and apps to get your colour juices flowing.
Featuring designs by
AMY CHRISTOFFERS // ANDREA MOWRY // PAULA PEREIRA // EMILY GREENE // TATYANA SCOTCE // MAJA MÖLLER // ASTRID TROLAND // JULIE DUBREUX // LESLEY ANNE ROBINSON // DEBRA GERHARD