Knitwear Design 101: A monthly series

Yep, just when you thought I was finished writing a blog series! But this one is monthly rather than weekly, and there will be breaks in between with posts on a variety of subjects. I wanted to have a long-term series on knitwear design because it’s a subdiscipline of design that is also interdisciplinary within…

I now have a newsletter!

A short and sweet one to let you all know that I now have a newsletter! Weekly posts will still feature here on my blog – essays, reviews, and sewing projects, for example – but the fortnightly newsletter will be the place to find out about my new pattern releases, peeks behind the scenes, and…

FN2N, part 8 | Towards a Caring Economy of Knitting

In my previous post I detailed some approaches to sustainable working practices that support designers and makers. This week I will step further back from knitting and crochet patterns to discuss how clothing production needs to get away from the market economy, and what that might mean for knitters, crocheters, and other clothes makers.

FN2N, part 7 | Economies of Knitting Pattern Production

This post brings us back down to earth to talk about economies of knitting pattern production. You will have to be VERY realistic about how much you can earn from selling knitting patterns. This is a long one, so buckle up!

FN2N, part 6 | Design Process 4: Curation

If you have been steadfast about the design process as a whole and held onto the integrity of your vision, at this point you look over your inspiration, innovation, and development work and make executive decisions about what is or what is not right for your design or collection. Curation is not a selection or editorial process; it is a means of opening a dialogue so that you can evaluate intentions and progress…