The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Designby Shannon Okey
The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design is the first-ever book targeted to designers of all experience levels who want to create, communicate and sell their work professionally to magazines, publishers, consumers and other markets. Written by an industry insider, the Guide takes a comprehensive, unflinching look behind the scenes that no knit or crochet… See more details below
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The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design is the first-ever book targeted to designers of all experience levels who want to create, communicate and sell their work professionally to magazines, publishers, consumers and other markets. Written by an industry insider, the Guide takes a comprehensive, unflinching look behind the scenes that no knit or crochet designer can afford to be without. Includes interviews with top designers, editors and professionals who tell it like it is so you can hit the ground running, a guide to responsible social media use, information on distribution, printing, online publishing and much, much more.
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Meet the Author
Shannon Okey has published a dozen major-publisher books and is the former editor in chief of monthly UK-based print knitting magazine Yarn Forward. She previously wrote a column for knit.1 magazine, and has been a frequent contributor to many others, including CRAFT, Adorn, Vogue Knitting, SpinOff, knit.1, Interweave Felt, Sew Hip, Inside Crochet, and Yarn Market News (the business magazine of the yarn industry). Okey has appeared on numerous television shows, among them Knitty Gritty, Uncommon Threads, Crafters Coast to Coast, and Knitting Daily TV, and was named one of six “New Guard of Knitting” in Vogue Knitting’s 25th anniver- sary issue. She has taught all over the world, even on the high seas (if you think spinning yarn is difficult, try it on a cruise ship that’s rocking from side to side!), and has pushed innovation in the industry through online fiber arts instruction in association with her studio/shop Knitgrrl Studio.
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Okey packs so much information in here. Very up to date and very relevant in an online world. If you're just a casual knitter, this book may have too much information. But if you're interested in knitwear design as career, this is the most informative, easy to understand book out there. Okey is also just a great writer; she keeps it funny, entertaining and real.
This book takes nothing for granted, starting off with a chapter on what it means to behave and function as a professional. Other information-packed chapters include introductions to current social media, various jobs within the industry, copyright/trademark/contracts, writing pattern, proposals, advertising, publishing, and making sales. The final half of the book contains interviews with 32 highly talented designers. Resources, website links, recommended reading and research material are found from the beginning to the end of this book.