How to Write Crochet: Yarn Description

Yarn, thread, roving, hemp, cording, ribbon…there are several materials we use for crochet. When your reader finds your pattern, it is usually because your photo was so awesome that the reader thought, “I want to make that!” Which means they want to know exactly what you used in your photographed item. The yarn description in […]

How to wind yarn with a swift

I finally have a yarn swift! I’ve been hand winding hanks of yarn for the last few years. In reality, it has limited my purchase of more specialty yarns simply because I had to hand wind it. Now I can wind my yarn with a swift and a ball winder and I’m so excited!! If […]

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 […]

Perfect Middle Pull from a Skein of Yarn

Finding the center of a skein of yarn can be difficult.  But following my method, you will always stitch from the center of your skein without any tension problems. Step 1:  Find the outside end of the yarn that the yarn company stuffed into one side of the skein.  Pull that out and tuck it […]

Meet A Tech Editor

Technical editors and designers, we are both people who need people.  But we are often so different in our personalities and levels of introvert vs extrovert that we don’t travel in the same circles.  Designers are often the people that are bubbling over with awesome new ideas and frequently claim that they aren’t “math people” […]

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