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Saturday 04/13/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
No skills required
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Designer 101 Bootcamp with Shannon Okey
You're a talented knitter, and everyone loves the things you design, but you don't know where to start when it comes to selling your patterns online and elsewhere. Shannon will bring you up to speed on everything you need to know, including establishing your own systems that make self-publishing patterns easy, fun and profitable! (Hey, you have to pay for the yarn stash somehow, right?) Join your fellow budding designers as we discuss everything from style sheets to photography, where and how to sell your work, how to spot trends and identify gaps in the market, and much, much more. Be prepared to present existing patterns, if you've already published them, for critique and helpful feedback.
Note-taking supplies, iPad or other device if you'd like to look things up during class.
If you've already self -published a pattern (or more), bring a printed copy.
Optional: print out your Ravelry designer page, the front page of your website, and any other places you may be selling now so we can discuss in class and gain feedback from both Shannon and your fellow students.