This photo is some of the other color schemes that Coats and Clark thought might impress. This project was first seen on NeedleArts Studio with Shay Pendray.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This one, I'm looking forward to getting back, so I can use it! I was hoping to have a photo of the new cover for you, but it's not even posted on their website yet! Get Crochet!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
If you have trouble with the link, go to ebay, search "crochet hook stress" and it is the first choice.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
- Join the CGOA,
- Subscribe to as many crochet magazines as you can (you should support the industry and see what else is "out there", and what the editors like, you should also study the pattern writing styles)
- Have Internet access (yeah, you got that!)
- Have a decent digital camera
- read blogs of designers like Kim Guzman's Wips and Chains (at right), and Robyn Chachula's Crochetbyfaye (at right), and Designing Vashti (Vashti Braha) and others
- Complete the CGOA's Masters' of Basic Stitches Course ($75, but you'll know if you have the foundation skills required to begin)
- Read "Homemade Money" by Barbara Brabec
- Get a copy of the latest "Writer's Market Guide" (it's for authors, but this is how I learned about submission guidelines, editorial calendars, query letters, etc) Don't buy it, get a copy from the library.
- Make specific goals, for example, in 2008 I want to: design 3 projects and submit them, write your goals down and refer to them every so often.
- Gather submission guidelines from various publishers/magazines, usually the contact info is in the magazine itself,
- Read "Publish Your Patterns" by Nancy Restuccia, There's also stuff in there about copyright law
- Hire/get a friend to make a model from your written patterns, BEFORE you submit them.
- Then, after doing the above, ask for a mentor through CGOA.
- Attend some CGOA and CHA conferences, meet editors and publishers IN PERSON.
That should get you started! Remember, crochet design is a BUSINESS, if you want to be a professional, always act like a professional.These same ideas are good if you want to become a contract crocheter or tech editor, though those are different skills and we can talk about them another time.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Ok, back to the subject. I have a 'Gauge' worksheet that I use when I am trying to figure out the math on a swatch to determine my stitch counts for the project. It looks something like this:
Project Name __________________ ID #__________
Stitch reference: _____________________
Row gauge = # of rows/swatch height = ______ =X 4” = ____
St gauge = # of sts/swatch width = ______ X 4” = _______
Each row is what fraction of 1”? # of inches / rows = ________
Desired height ___ / this fraction ____ = # of rows needed.
Each sts is what fraction of 1”? # of inches / sts = ________
Desired width ___/ this fraction ____ = # of sts needed.
Comments about drape, sleaze, squishiness, and softness: ________________
Monday, November 5, 2007
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Thursday, November 1, 2007
What perfect weather we had for Trick or Treating! No snow, no rain, it's was slightly crisp, perfect! The top photo is from left to right, our niece (we'll call her Ann) in the ghost costume, then Chief, then Ann's brother (we'll call him Michael) is the buff SpiderMan, then Chickee.