Tag: crochet designer

  • Episode 49: Stephan Browne-Blackman

    I had a wonderful time talking with Stephan Browne-Blackman of Steph Made That. He’s a new crochet and knit designer with amazingly creative ideas. Steph is new, but well worth keeping an eye on. To find Stephan: Instagram YouTube Ravelry Pinterest Mentioned by Stephan: TL Yarncrafts Intsagram        

  • Episode 46: The Supply List

    I take a dive (can’t say it’s deep) into what should go into your supply list on your pattern. Resources The Knitting Pattern Writing Handbook: How to Write Great Patterns that Knitters Will Love to Make, by Kristina McGrath & Sarah Walworth The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, by Kate Atherly TKGA Pattern Writing…

  • Episode 44: Why Tech Edit?

    Tech Editing is Crucial for Clear and Effective Communication In today’s digital age, maintaining a professional image and credibility is crucial for businesses and brands. One often overlooked aspect of this is the importance of tech editing. Tech editing plays a vital role in ensuring effective communication and brand reputation management. Tech editing refers to…

  • Episode 42: Updates and Tech Revisited

    What Tech Tools am I using Today? PDF readers and annotators PDF Marker: Mac Only (Simple, clean, and free, available in the App store) Document Layout Affinity Publisher Schematics Affinity Designer/Vector Graphics  good Facebook groups for questions Vectornator now Linearity Curve Photo Editing Affinity Photo Charting Software Chart Minder, online, limited, but available free, can…

  • Episode 41: Updates and Book Review

    Today I let you know what’s coming in the near future, talk about a new book on my bookshelf, and give a little insight into the trip I just returned from. The Knitting Pattern Writing Handbook, Kristina McGrath & Sarah Walworth Tech Tip Talk   I visited so many wonderful places on my trip. These…

  • Episode 40: The Process of Design and Pattern Writing

    What steps does one go through to write a pattern? How do you go from idea to selling so that others can make your design? I look at some steps involved in the process of Design and Pattern Writing. Here are some resources that I found that might help you: How to Design Your First…

  • Episode 36: Imposter Syndrome

    Oops! In my rush to create multiple episodes, I accidentally published this one early. I’m leaving for my trip in a few weeks and I’m just trying to get ahead of the curve. Well, I guess now I’m really ahead, LOL. We all feel it sometimes, or at least I do. I look at my own…

  • Episode 29: AI and Pattern Writing

    Nicky and I took a bit of a dive into how AI works and if it could write knitting or crochet patterns. What we found was both helpful and hilarious. Writing related AI websites Prowritingaid.com Jasper for long-form content AI for copy writing Anyword for assisting you with writing Sudowrite for fiction Writesonic for GPT-4…

  • Episode 27: Accessibility and Announcements

    Nicky Jensen and I make a big announcement and talk accessibility in pattern writing. Knitting Design | Ontario | Handknits & Hygge Ravelry: Accessible Patterns Group Writing Accessible Patterns for the Blind and Print Challenged – Etsy Canada Stitchmastery – Software tools for knitters Digits & Treads online magazine Removing Barriers in Written Craft Patterns…

  • Episode 25: Tech Tools

    I discuss the software used by designers and tech editors, sharing my knowledge and research into what works and what doesn’t. Text Editors Word ($6 to $22 per month billed annually for suite), Microsoft Office 365 Google Docs Pages Math/Number crunchers Excel Google Sheets Numbers Document Layout InDesign (20.99 per mth/ or 54.99 per mth…