Its been so long. I don’t know quite where to start.
I’ll start here-I’ve started designing!
I’m working on my first design now and learning everything I can about the process. I’ve joined a bunch of design forums on Ravelry. I found my PDFs of Shannon Okey’s design book, The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design and Tara Swiger’s Market Yourself. I bought Meg Ilasco’s Craft Inc. series and downloaded previews of many other creative/craft business ebooks.
I’m working on my first design WIP and writing out the pattern as I crochet. I devised a template for my patterns. I have dozens of possible designs running through my head for crochet, knitting and the two together.
I plan to self-publish via a Ravelry store. I don’t expect to make a living off my designs but rather supplement my income. I’m taking it seriously and trying to do as professional a job as I can. I love handcrafting and designing fits my homemade life perfectly.