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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 18 2016 6:27 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 2,831
pledged of CA$ 6,000pledged of CA$ 6,000 goal
63
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 18 2016 6:27 PM UTC +00:00

About

What's KnitTV?

KnitTV is an online knitting and crochet video academy where you can find easy-to-follow videos for the absolute beginner up to more advanced techniques, all free to use. We have successfully taught thousands of people here at our yarn store, Ram Wools Yarn Co-op, and now we want to show you how easy and fun it is to learn online with our clear, step-by step, videos.

People go online for video tutorials for lots of different reasons - you may live in a remote place or work shifts that make it difficult to get help or advice in person. You might be working on projects in the middle of the night when you hit a hurdle. We know that when you want to create something, you don't want to stop. KnitTV can be your personal teacher right in your own home.

What makes KnitTV different?

We think the main difference is in the way we demonstrate the techniques. The videos get straight to the point, which is to deliver clear instructions about the technique you want to learn as soon as you hit the play button. Each video is a close up of a pair of hands demonstrating the technique while going through the topics in a easy to follow way without any clutter or distractions. The hands move slowly so that you can see each of the steps clearly. There is plenty of repetition, and carefully-chosen angles of view make sure you don't miss anything. At critical points, the hands stop to give you a really good look at what is going on. KnitTV's instructor, Lori Franko, has been teaching yarncraft professionally for over seven years and she has developed a keen sense of how to communicate to students of all skill levels.

All the videos will have companion printable materials that you can pop in your project bag.

Another major difference is that you won't need to purchase anything to view the videos. We believe that knowledge is something to be shared. As a backer, you will be contributing to a project that will bring the love of knitting and crochet to many, many others.

Happy Stitchers
Happy Stitchers

Here's a sample tutorial

Who we are

Lori is an experienced, professional teacher of yarn craft. Over the years, she has acquired a loyal following of stitchers that come to her for help and advice. She will provide the hands and the know-how in the videos.

Devon is a programmer and video and sound editor. He will be bringing his experience to the table producing the videos and working on the website.

Jason is a system administrator who has been working with open source software for over 20 years. He will be setting up the website and working on the video production.

Collectively, we have created and maintain the ramwools.com website and manage the store in Winnipeg as a worker owned cooperative. We bring years of teaching experience and technical knowledge to this project. Besides, we really love making and sharing things.

free as in freedom!
free as in freedom!

Why Kickstarter?

Here's the plan and why we have come to Kickstarter to get a campaign going. Getting the website up and running and then populated with videos is a pretty laborious process, requiring extra hours and some outside technical consulting. We would use the funding to offset some of the labour costs, purchase equipment and create a studio set. Once the site is live, it will need maintaining and ongoing content creation. Work has already begun and we are excited with the results so far! We will begin with videos for the absolute beginner along with popular intermediate and advanced techniques. From there we will keep adding and adding to make KnitTV the go-to site for all things knit and crochet. Our goal is to have the site ready to visit by February 1st, 2017.

 

Risks and challenges

When creating anything technical, there will probably be some hiccups along the way. We have two highly experienced IT people on our team to handle the website set up and configuration. They have plenty of experience troubleshooting. The videos will be produced and edited by ourselves which reduces financial risk. The project is completely independent, without relying on any third party suppliers. Our greatest challenge will be finishing all of the the work on time, but we are up for the challenge and have already begun. Working together cooperatively is a great asset for overcoming obstacles and getting things done.

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    Huge thank you!!

    We couldn't do this without your amazing support and encouragement now and over the years! A heartfelt thank you for contributing to a project that will benefit the knitting and crochet community, plus a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    Funny Buttons!

    A collection of 3 fun, yarn themed button pins, plus a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    Lanalux Hand Cream 4oz

    Lanolin really is the wonder moisturizer! It does the dual duty of delivering moisture while protecting against moisture loss. We make our lotion to be fast absorbing and non-greasy. All naturally sourced ingredients. You also get a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    Lanalux Hand Cream 8oz

    Lanolin really is the wonder moisturizer! It does the dual duty of delivering moisture while protecting against moisture loss. We make our lotion to be fast absorbing and non-greasy. All naturally sourced ingredients. You also get a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    Lanalux Hand Cream 4oz + lip balm

    Lanolin really is the wonder moisturizer! It does the dual duty of delivering moisture while protecting against moisture loss. We make our lotion to be fast absorbing and non-greasy. All naturally sourced ingredients. Lanalux lip balm delivers the benefits of lanolin to your lips all day long. You also get a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    Lanalux Hand Cream 8oz + lip balm

    Lanolin really is the wonder moisturizer! It does the dual duty of delivering moisture while protecting against moisture loss. Our lotion is fast absorbing and non-greasy. All naturally sourced ingredients. Lanalux lip balm delivers the benefits of lanolin to your lips all day long. You also get a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    The Tote Bag Swag Package!

    Tote Bag and 1 skein of our own hand dyed sock yarn, plus a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    The Awesome Swag Package!

    Tote Bag w/skein of hand dyed yarn and 8oz Lanalux lotion, plus a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    The Yarn Lover's Swag Package!

    Tote Bag w/2 skeins of hand dyed yarn, hand made stitch markers and 8oz Lanalux lotion, plus a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    The Deluxe Swag Package!

    A roomy canvas tote with 3 deep pockets, 3 skeins of our own hand dyed sock yarn, hand made stitch markers, 8 oz Lanalux lotion, and a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    The Super Swag Package!

    A roomy canvas tote bag with 3 deep pockets, 3 skeins of our own hand dyed sock yarn, stitch markers, 8oz lanalux, lip balm, project bag, and a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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    The Ultimate Swag Package Plus Lessons!

    IN PERSON KNITTING OR CROCHET CLASS SPECIAL!
    A roomy canvas tote bag with 3 deep pockets, 4 skeins of our own hand dyed sock yarn, a canvas needle/hook case, 5 classes or workshops of your choice or 10 hours of private lessons here at the store or on skype, and, of course, a shoutout on the KnitTV website!

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