Polwarth/Silk Roving (Top) – Hand Painted WOW
Loving this wonderful top I just purchased on Etsy from threewatersfarm ! I had recently signed up for a class on Craftsy Spinning Dyed Fibers on how to spin these wonderful tops and so, of course, I had to buy some. I got these 2 amazing colourways and a bar of homemade goat milk soap. I got on the iPad and watched the class and practiced. It was my first time to try Navajo plying and I can’t believe how easy it is after I’ve been avoiding it for all these years! I only have 4 ounces of each colourway so I started with a pair of mitts. I found the…
New Craftsy Course a Godsend
Just in the nick of time. I can’t believe I just got this email and Craftsy is now offering a fantastic course on grading for pattern writting. It’s precisely what I need as it’s the complicated math and keeping track of the miriad of calculations that is boggling my mind as I work out these patterns. I absolutely love it. Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Photography and 2 Patterns Finished
Yipee, 2 knitting patterns all ready to go. After an insane amount of spinning, knitting, math, photography and computer time I’ve got 2 patterns finished and I’ve aquired a whole new respect for those self published “Indie” pattern desginers out there. WOW. One of the most fun parts, after the spinning and knitting, is the photography. Today I studied my “shoot it” course on Craftsy then I dressed up my dolls and did a shoot for the new Alpaca Baby Pattern and Kit.
I’ve made some progress. I have 10 projects posted on Craftsy and 9 Hand spun and handknit Baby Sweaters and 2 Baby Blankets for sale at My Etsy Shop. I’ve been favorited and clicked on but no sales, not even a question. It’s just a week, perhaps I just need a bit more patience??
Online Venues and Promotions
It looks like the best way to get seen and then to get known is to have your products displayed and talked about in as many places as possible and to rank well with the search engines. Next we’ll talk about getting them clicked on and various ways to increase traffic to your pages. These ways include paid promotions but there are many more free ways to attract attention to your products and it’s going to take some studying to find them all. Here are a few I’ve found so far. My Craftsy create a profile page with lots of keywords upload projects with keywords comment on, save or “favorite”…
It’s been a long time coming but I’m ready to give this a shot. I’m going to try to sell my handknits, handspun yarns and maybe my pattern designs online. Of course, I’ve got lots of concerns and questions but I have to start somewhere so today I am putting up some of the things I’ve been spinning and knitting over the last few years up as “projects” on Craftsy. Once I put myself out there I’ll probably post some of them on Etsy too. I opened an account at Etsy several years ago and never did put anything up yet. I’ve got a web site set up also. Nancy…