On today’s YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee talk about resources for patterns. Whether they’re free or for sale, online or off, we talk about where and how to find the patterns you’re searching for. Liz & Zontee also share tips on how to self-publish patterns, get published in an online magazine, and even build a following and get a book deal.
Online resources discussed, in addition to LionBrand.com, include these aggregating sites:
Online magazines discussed include:
Zontee then interviews Melanie Falick, editorial director of STC Craft and author of Weekend Knitting about the experience of publishing books, tips for those who want to become published, upcoming books from STC Craft, and of course, her book. It’s an interview from our ongoing series of designer interviews recorded at Vogue Knitting Live.
Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we continue with the pattern theme, talking about tools that will make organizing and using your patterns easier. From binders and magazine boxes to wet erase markers and pattern magnets, we’ll get you up to speed on tools for keeping track of your patterns.
Join us again in two weeks, when we talk about cables and more. As always, we want to hear from you — what you’re working on, your questions, and your comments. Post a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:28 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
04:50 Pattern Resources & Tips for Publishing Your Own Patterns
17:11 Interview with Melanie Falick
28:25 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
37:49 Thanks to our listeners and guests