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The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design
     

The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design

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by Shannon Okey
 

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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

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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 30+ 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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Prolific knitwear designer Okey (Alt Fiber) shares her knowledge in this accessible introduction to creating and selling patterns. There's less focus on the act of designing than on establishing and maintaining one's reputation as a designer, but the advice is useful. Almost half of the book consists of informative interviews with well-known knitwear designers, who share their insights on the creative and business side of design work. Thanks to websites like Ravelry, designing and selling knitting patterns is big business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979201714
Publisher:
Cooperative Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.53(d)

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The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
fuchsiaLi More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago