If you want to pitch designs to magazines and book publishers you need to include sketches of your designs and a good sized swatch (think 10″ x 10″). According to MK Carroll who edits for Fresh Designs by Cooperative Press, (yes, they will have crochet titles) having a sketch to … Continue reading
These templates or style sheets are free for CLF members at the Basic, Pro and Pro Plus level. Please do not share these files, they are part of your membership benefits. Creating a pattern layout that works for you in Microsoft Word is possible. If you’re starting out as a … Continue reading
FREE REPORT Hey there Pro members! Here’s a free report about pattern testing. It’s short and sweet (I know you’re way too busy to read long documents!), it gets to the hookey gritty about what you need to arrange with your testers and what you want them to check. Don’t … Continue reading
Crocheting attractive, well fitting garments takes less talent than most people imagine. To be successful it takes knowledge, some skill and yes, practice. A good friend of mine has a saying about practice, “Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.” What does she mean by this? It means that … Continue reading
I have heard some real horror stories from established designers about different magazines and companies not paying them on time or even not paying them at all! Getting paid is a good thing! Here are some best practices to help you make sure you get paid for your work and … Continue reading
Lately, I’ve noticed that gauge is getting tossed out of patterns, a lot. It’s being tossed out even in national magazines and books. I think this does us a disservice. I also think it shows a distinct lack of understanding of what gauge is and why it’s important.