I promised today to share a little more about my collaboration for these patterns with Anne Podlesak and Elizabeth Green Musselman.
Anne and I, as you know have worked together many times over the years. I love her designs and I love what she does with my yarns.
Late last year, Anne approached me about doing a sample run for a company that she and Elizabeth Green Musselman were creating, called Stitch Definition.
I wasn't quite sure what it was all about at the time, but Anne sent me a mood board
(I love her mood board ideas...just sayin'!)
...and based on her Woodsy theme, I sent her the 2 shades of green seen above for a shawl and another 2 skeins of a brand new yarn, called Sporty Opal, went to Elizabeth in a deep pussywillow.
The way Stitch Definition works for an Indie Dyer depends on the package that you choose. Basically, the dyer would get all the layout done with their logo- all the coordination with designers, tech editing, photography - and the ability to offer copies for sale (the option to have print rights versus PDF rights will vary based in what the yarn company wants). Yarnies would get the finished samples.
I think it is a FABULOUS idea! So many of us who dye yarn, are too busy dyeing those yarns. Finding that extra time in a day to knit fast enough to keep up with new ideas and trends can be challenging for dyers.
Stitch Definition definitely will help indie dyers fill a gap by offering pattern design, layouts and the finished item.
Go take a peek. It's not just for dyers, but also for designers as well. They also offer a la carte options for logos, photographs, etc.
Such a great idea....Best wishes Anne and Elizabeth for a very successful venture!!