I’m going to CGOA!!! This will be the first in a series of posts about my preparation and journey to the annual convention. I’m so excited about this. I’m going to attend the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) convention in July! This is fantastic. I can’t wait to be surrounded by people who are completely like […]
UPDATE 4/27: I heard from Craft Yarn Council, Downloadable symbols are Basic, Easy, Intermediate, & Complex. In this first edition of the Tips from a Tech Editor series, learn the truth to Project Level definitions. It’s about stitches, not skill. The article previously published by Novella titled What’s in a Skill Level? written by yours truly […]
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 […]
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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“What is Contract Crochet?” you might ask. Basically, it’s asking someone else to make a piece for you. Whether you’re a designer who would rather design than stitch, or if you’re someone who saw an awesome picture on Pinterest but you don’t want to make it yourself, a contract crocheter can make it for you. […]
Technical editing is the process by which a designer asks for another set of eyes to evaluate a pattern for clarity and consistency. While I have been editing crochet patterns since only 2013, I have been developing my craft for 30+ years. My university education in sciences which relied heavily in data entry and statistics […]