Have you ever designed your own garment? It’s great, and all of your friends ask for the pattern. Now you’re wondering how to share it with the rest of the world. In this episode, we take a quick look at various ways that you can share your patterns with the world, be it online or in print. Share your pattern for free. Sell it online. Submit it to a website or magazine. Liz and Zontee delve into all this and more in this episode.
At the CGOA Chainlink Conference and the Knit & Crochet Show that took place this weekend in Manchester, NH, we talk to Drew Emborsky, also known as the Crochet Dude, about his path to becoming a designer.
Liz and Zontee are working on various projects, including Kelly Maher’s Ribbed Lace Bolero in Cotton-Ease, available on her blog (one of the ways to share your pattern with others that we talk about today).
Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Get tips on estimating the amount of yarn needed for a given project, learn how to leave enough “tail” for a long-tail cast-on, and discover which stitches use up more yarn. Stay tuned for this useful segment.
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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:13 Intro and welcome
01:23 Listener call
02:22 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles?
06:40 Sharing your designs with others
16:00 Interview with Drew Emborsky, the Crochet Dude
22:31 Stash This
30:51 Thanks to our guests