A note from Larissa: why do this?
Thank you so much for backing our e-book project.
In talking with my husband this week, I realized I had presented you with an idea--a plan--about four e-books, but I hadn't really told you why I want to do this. I work with the greatest editor in the world for a big publishing company. Why do I want to self publish four ebooks on a shoestring? (Besides the fact that I'm crazy.)
There are many reasons, of course--from working on every aspect of design to challenging myself artistically and involving my local knitting community.
But most of all, Stevanie and I want to share some things that typically are not included in a knitting book. We are going to include pages from Stevanie's dyer's notebook, pre-design and pre-book sketches, and inspiring mood boards, with a challenge to knitters:
"Take this and then make your own. Your unique mood board, yarn choice, design choice, and result."
Then we'll ask knitters to share their projects online and continue the books' vision.
We are just over a week away from our deadline, and only about halfway to our goal. We still think (and hope) we can make it! But it's going to be really close if we can. I'd like to ask that you take a minute to forward our kickstarter page to any and all friends who might invest even a small amount.
Thank you all!
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A thank you note from Stevanie and Larissa, with smooches.
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Any one of Larissa's self-published knitting designs. If you pledge this amount, Larissa will send you your choice of the single patterns at http://www.ravelry.com/stores/stitch-marker-knitting-designs. Scroll down past the e-books to choose a pattern. We will message you promptly via kickstarter to find out your choice and email address.
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Woad E-book, delivered to your email address in winter 2011. (See the FAQ below about giving this--or any benefit below--as a gift!)
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2 E-books, Woad and Madder, delivered to your email address in winter 2011 and spring 2012. Your name acknowledged in both books.
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4 E-books delivered to your email address over the course of a year. Your name acknowledged in all books.
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4 E-books, plus one skein of gorgeous hand-dyed yarn by Stevanie. Your name acknowledged in all books.
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6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)
Name your own colorway! Name a Pico Accuardi Dyeworks colorway, plus receive all 4 E-books and a skein of yarn in your color.
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0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
Own a piece of knitting history. We'll send you one of the samples from the collection to have as your very own. (We'll choose in consultation with you, don't worry!) Of course, you also get all 4 E-books and your name listed in all.
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Go behind the scenes and help select one of the designs for the series. You'll be part of our team as we review designer submissions, no matter where you're located (we can do this online.) You ultimately get to own the resulting sample. Plus get all four E-books and your name listed in all.
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Dye Studio Boot Camp. A day in the dye studio for 3 people. Pico Accuardi Dyeworks is located in Oak Grove, Oregon. A day at the studio Includes 3 hours of instruction in all the basics of natural and acid dyeing, from Stevanie and Larissa, blank yarn for each participant, and lunch at the kitschy Oak Grove Tavern for three friends. (Or enemies, I guess. You could dye each other.) Plus, you receive all 4 E-books, and you and your group each take home a skein of the yarn you dye.
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1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)
Stevanie knits you a sweater! Or Larissa makes you a custom art scarf. We'll consult with you about what you'd like, and Stevanie will use her dyed yarn to knit a sweater for you with love. Or Larissa will create a one-of-a-kind work of art scarf for you. Plus you get all 4 E-books, 2 skeins of hand dyed yarn, and prominent thanks in the entire series. And we'd be happy to see you at the studio one day, and take you to lunch at the Tavern.
- (30 days)