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Call for Submissions
The Almanac Series III
Autumn/Winter 23-24

Call for Submissions
The Almanac Series III
Autumn/Winter 23-24

Submissions Now Closed
Design Brief

If you are interested in taking part in our next call for submissions, please sign up to our designer mailing list via the link below. 

The Almanac Series III

The Almanac Series is an ongoing collection celebrating each month of the year with a Yarn of the Month. It is based on the original farmer’s Almanac, a nature inspired guide to the seasons.

In our first two almanacs we looked to land with our theme of herbalism and then to the skies with our theme of astronomy. Now we look to the seas.

Our third Almanac Series is inspired by the oceans with a focus on endangered species, to acknowledge the importance of maintaining a balanced and thriving ocean ecosystem. We invite you to be inspired by the high seas and explore this theme with us. For our Autumn/Winter collection you could look at the moodiness of the deep ocean, the chill of polar seas, the patterns and rhythm of the winter swells, the great migrations of sea birds or any other natural event that captures your creativity

Check out our mood board of inspiration for The Almanac Series III by clicking the button below. Please note for designs launching in the Autumn / Winter months we use warmer yarns to reflect the cooling of temperatures in the northern hemisphere.

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The Almanac Series is an ongoing collection celebrating each month of the year with a Yarn of the Month. It is based on the original farmer’s Almanac, a nature inspired guide to the seasons.

In our first two almanacs we looked to land with our theme of herbalism and then to the skies with our theme of astronomy. Now we look to the seas.

Our third Almanac Series is inspired by the oceans with a focus on endangered species, to acknowledge the importance of maintaining a balanced and thriving ocean ecosystem. We invite you to be inspired by the high seas and explore this theme with us. For our Autumn/Winter collection you could look at the moodiness of the deep ocean, the chill of polar seas, the patterns and rhythm of the winter swells, the great migrations of sea birds or any other natural event that captures your creativity

Check out our mood board of inspiration for The Almanac Series III by clicking the button below. Please note for designs launching in the Autumn / Winter months we use warmer yarns to reflect the cooling of temperatures in the northern hemisphere.

The Schedule

23rd October 2022
Submissions due

31st October 2022
Selections made

23rd January 2023
Sample and written pattern due

February 2023 – March  2023
Technical review takes place

September 2023 – January  2024
Patterns published

After design ideas have been received, The Fibre Co. team will review submissions and make final selections notifying the Designers by Monday 31st October 2022.

Fully graded patterns written in The Fibre Co. style and the knit samples are due 23rd January 2023. Garments are graded to 9 sizes and hats are graded for 3 sizes. The Fibre Co. will arrange to have the finished sample delivered to our HQ in the UK, which is usually via courier pick up.

Following the submission and acceptance of the sample and written pattern, the Designer will need to be available to discuss any questions arising from the tech editing process. Tech editing is expected to take place between February and March 2023.

The Designer will be responsible for delivering the sample and writing the pattern according to The Fibre Co. style sheet, abbreviations list and sizing chart. The Fibre Co. will be responsible for providing yarn, tech editing, photography, layout, publication of the pattern, pattern support and errata. The Fibre Co. will give credit to the Designer in its promotional activities. The Designer will promote the design to their audience in accordance with provided guidance and give credit to The Fibre Co. during any advance marketing, launch and subsequent promotion. The Fibre Co. retains the samples and rights to the pattern.

Please send us your design submission pdf online via the form above. Please ensure what you submit is in line with our submission requirements. If you have any questions please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]. The design brief can be viewed as a .pdf document by clicking the button below. 

Please note that we expect Designers that we work with to share our values as stated in our Code of Conduct and ask that you kindly read it before submitting your design.

Submissions Closed