Ravelry = awesome + other pattern distro news

I finally got a Ravelry invite and could not possibly be more excited. As a designer, it’s really cool to see who’s working on your patterns — for example, the Faux Fair Isle Sweater from Spin to Knit. Yummy.

In other news, I’ve already made some vague announcements about it on the various knit design lists, so might as well make it public here, too: I am launching a new distribution and sales service for independent knit-, crochet- and sewing designers. Emphasis on the first two in the beginning, but since Megan and I are doing a line of sewn things as well, you know they’ll find their way in (as well as patterns which combine two or more of the above).

The thing that’s missing for a lot of indie designers is wholesale distribution / selling to stores other than your LYS. We’ve got a solution which I think will solve a lot of problems on both sides. It helps that I talk to both designers and shop owners a lot — I’m distilling all that brain-picking into the business. I’m really excited about this project, and it ties in well with other things I have on tap, which is always good.

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