Tag: Crochet

  • 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 38: Exploring the Creative Process

    I explore ways to boost and view the creative process and how it applies to fiber design. I also look at my own struggle with creativity and how in recent months I have worked to improve it. ​6 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity 16 Techniques for Creativity Stages of the Creative Process How to Improve…

  • 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 35: Updates and Lisa’s Favorite Books

    Lisa gives an update on what’s coming and then shares her favorite knitting/editing-related books. The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns: Learn to Write Patterns Others Can Knit, Kate Atherly Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated Knitting Pattern Essentials: Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear, Sally Melville: Japanese Knitting…

  • Episode 33: Grading Myths

    Nicky and I chat about Grading, history, how-to’s, and the things we can’t do. For even more on grading, listen to Episode 7. Grading Resoursces: Inclusive Size Resources for Designers – Kim McBrien Evans Sizing With Spreadsheets — Swanky Emu Knits Jill Wolcott Knits Ysolda Teague Craft Yarn Council Size Charts for Purchase, ASTM—American Society…

  • Episode 32: Kirsten Jordan

    Nicky and I chat with Kirsten Jordan of Perfectly Imperfect Social about our social media profiles; what to do, what not to do, and where to do it. Find Kirsten at: Website Instagram Social media platforms: Instagram.com Facebook.com LinkedIn.com Pinterest.com YouTube.com Email marketing options: Substack.com Mailerlite.com Content ideas websites Quora Answer the Public HubSpot Blog…

  • Episode 31: Editing Out-of-the-box Designs

    Nicky and I welcome Michelle Hazell, a tech editor from the UK. We talked about how we approach the more challenging editing jobs we see and our overall philosophy of working with independent designers. To reach Michelle Hazell contact her through her website, Stix N String. Links to other things we mentioned: Ravlry Links: Sockmatician’s…

  • 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…

  • Episode 24: Nicky Jensen

    Talking with Nicky Jensen, tech editor and designer in both knit and crochet. Nicky lives and works in Ontario, Canada. ‌Nicky’s Website Instagram Removing Barriers in Written Craft Patterns, accessibility article Blue Jay Sweater Cinnamon Hearts Sweater Knit Picks Independent Designer Program Tech Editor Hub Group on Facebook, designers can connect with tech editors, and…