Our Story

Pom Pom was founded by Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck in 2012 as a quarterly magazine that presented knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we always knew it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

From our kitchen table beginnings, we went on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. Though we are no longer publishing books and magazines in-house, we are proud to be able to say that Pom Pom was stocked at over 700 locally-owned yarn shops and book stores across four continents and 20 countries throughout its 12 year run.

Pom Pom has become known as the leading source of inclusive, colourful, witty, and inventive design in the yarn world. We are excited for the next chapter of Pom Pom, continuing to innovate and create exceptionally beautiful content for the craft community.

Pom Pom continues to evolve, and we very much value each and every one of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

Pom Pom Co-Founders and Creative Directors, Lydia Gluck and Meghan Fernandes

Lydia Gluck (She/her) ― Co-Founder & Creative Director
Lydia was born in London, grew up in Wales, and studied in Manchester, before returning to London via Mexico. She recently moved again to the fine city of Norwich where she studied for an MA in Fine Art, specialising in quilting as her primary medium. Lydia has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from woodwork to paper mâché. She also has a background in linguistics (her first academic love), and enjoys trying to draw parallels between knitting and grammar. When she is not making things with yarn, string or fabric she can be found singing or horse riding.

Meghan Fernandes (She/her) ― Co-Founder & Creative Director
Meghan is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th century women's literature and worked for a publisher, a gallery, and a knitting shop, leaving her with a random but particular set of skills that could really only lead to running a knitting magazine. She is now based in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her husband, two young daughters, three cats, and a garden full of zinnias. She revels in the challenge of making and enjoying knitwear for a hot climate.