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 represent your design concept is […]
For Makers – Designers – Service Providers This short video class walks you through how to price your crochet work. Did you catch this class? Marketing Basics: Pricing your work, this class is now available for Basic, Pro and Pro Plus Classes.
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 if you keep practicing your […]
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 services. 1. Read through […]
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.