I’ve been insanely excited for the past month(s) because I’m embarking on a new endeavor with a partner, and I can’t hold it in any longer! We’re starting an independent yarn dyeing business! I know, us and 450 other folks this week… Why? As I have come to love so many independently produced yarns (and…
This Summer I filmed & edited a short 10-minute documentary for SPNN (St. Paul Neighborhood Network). And I liked it!
There’s room for MANY different opinions in our business. If holding a position outside of the mainstream means I’ve burned a bridge, that might not have been the right path for me, anyway.
A bit about the yarn acquisition portion of a commissioned hand knit/crocheted design – enjoy!
I promise I’ll never sell, giveaway, trade or reveal any of your information, and I further promise to NOT inundate you with emails. I don’t send a lot, usually when I have something to say.
Submitting designs to a magazine is a time consuming process. Every designer is different, but for me most of the work is research; looking up current fashion trends, experimenting with stitch patterns to create fabric with the right drape, spending time looking at compelling images from nature, science, the arts – anything that can get my mind moving.
All those times when I was tired in my youth and said, “I can’t move a muscle!” – well, I was exaggerating. Now I know how that TRULY feels.
Every now and then before one of my classes gets going, or during a break, someone will bring up the eternal question, “Why are there mistakes in patterns?”
And the answer is; Because patterns are made, figured, checked and printed by HUMAN BEINGS. It’s our nature to be imperfect, that’s what makes us human.
The result is a lot of bang for the buck, and a chance for knitters to expand their horizons in a non-threatening way.
I’m making Millinery. Hats. Caps. Dome-pieces. Do-rags. Lids.
And I’m selling them on Etsy!