Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 44: Spring 2023
You never know what the day will bring with spring, so it’s the perfect season for layering!
All of the pieces in this issue play with opacity, texture, and colourwork, layering techniques, tones, and transparency – sometimes all at once!
Pompom’s initial inspiration for this issue came from layering in images such as risographs, shadows, and superimposed photos, which got them thinking about printing and how it works. As a print publication, transferring the words and images they craft so carefully onto paper is part of what they do.
They’ve also invited two equally awe-inspiring people to model their knits for you this season. Angel Joy Flores and Alicia Roth Weigel are both activists who work towards a more equitable world for the LGBTQIA+ community in Texas and beyond. More than ever, representation of trans and intersex people is vital and we were honoured to work with them.
Featuring designs by: KLARA NILSSON – KLARYBERRY // MAREN ODENTHAL – KNITTERISTA // JESS KAVANAGH // JULIA MADILL // ARA STELLA // SUSANNA KAARTINEN – SANNA AND CO // JOANNE FOWLER // AMALIA SIEBER – KINDRED RED // SORAYA GARCÍA
Issue 44 also includes a celebration of the art of screen printing by Mei Stephens, who muses on the parallels between printing and knitting, and Hannah McGregor’s second contribution to Pom Pom, this time taking on the colour yellow and its cultural history. If you’re looking for a sweet treat, their recipe for bebinca, a layered Goan dessert, will have your mouth watering!