Common Typos in Crochet (and other places)

Up next in my Tips from a Tech Editor series: Inconsistencies and incorrect word usage. There are several things that designers and pattern writers can do in their patterns to help them look more professional. Since I am coming from a scientific higher education background, my awareness of these inconsistencies is heightened. Consistency is vital… More Common Typos in Crochet (and other places)

Tips from a Tech Editor: Removing Changes in Word

I love using track changes in Microsoft Word when editing patterns.  It’s so easy to mark a typo, or select a stitch count and add a comment like “I didn’t get the same number as you.”  This presents the designer with a document where she (he) can see exactly what needs to be addressed. The… More Tips from a Tech Editor: Removing Changes in Word

Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy

A little chat about accuracy.  I learned this in college.  There is a difference in precision and accuracy.  Imagine you’re shooting 5 arrows at a bulls-eye.  If you land 5 arrows in all different locations all over the place your precision is off. If you land all 5 arrows in the SAME place, then your… More Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy

How to make Pompoms & Tassels: My best tips and tricks.

My second of 3 guest posts on Underground Crafter is now live!  Follow the link to see all my best tips and tricks for making big, firm fluffy pompoms. CLICK HERE If you’re so inspired, you’re ready to get your own pompom makers and start making poms right away, try one of these affiliate links… More How to make Pompoms & Tassels: My best tips and tricks.

How to write crochet

In today’s post about how to write crochet, we are going to be discussing the repeat punctuation.  I did a lesson as a live video over on my facebook page and called it “Learn your A, B, P’s” for asterisks, brackets, and parentheses. I’ve been advertising this presentation from my instagram account for a while. … More How to write crochet

Meet the Tech Editor: Jean Clement, Desert Rose Fiber Arts

In this second installment of the Meet the Tech Editor series, I’d like to introduce you to Jean Clement of Desert Rose Fiber Arts.  You can find the first installment right here. I met Jean through a tech editors group and she’s been a kind, valuable and generous resource through that group whenever I, or… More Meet the Tech Editor: Jean Clement, Desert Rose Fiber Arts