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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!
Pom Pom, yarn, and brown paper packages tied up with string – what do they all have in common? They are, of course, some of our favourite things, but they also arrive on your doorstep because of those teeny-tiny bits of paper – stamps!
This issue our contributors have designed their knits using a postage stamp as inspiration. Where possible, each design uses a yarn which originates from the same country as said stamp and these ten patterns are certainly something to write home about. Each stamp has been re-imagined by Elena Skoreyko Wagner and her playful paper cut illustrations are dotted around the knits and throughout the issue.
You’ll also find our resident columnist Anna Maltz musing on the connection between stamps and knitting style, Meghan Fernandes exploring how snail mail links our long-distance knitting relationships, and artist Grace Chin explains her process as a paper artist. We also have a tasty pie recipe by Rebecca Lawrence – a perfectly portable parcel of comfort food.
We’re certain that this issue will have your stamp of approval!
Featuring designs by
ISABELL KRAEMER //JULIA FARWELL-CLAY // VERENA COHRS // JESSIE ROSELYN // ANA CAMPOS // AMY CHRISTOFFERS // KARI-HELENE RANE // ALICE CAETANO // KELLY ORDEMANN // KRISTIN BLOM