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Wonderlace is a collection of 13 original knitwear designs concentrating on lace projects with beautiful photographs and charts.
Wonderlace is a collection of 13 original knitwear designs concentrating on lace projects with beautiful photographs and charts.
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Wonderlace is a glossy, large format hardcover knitting design book which will include:

  • full color, large, elegant photographs of each design
  • written instructions as well as easy to read charts
  • skill level clearly indicated for every pattern, from simple to intricate

The Patterns:

  • Hunter Scarf
  • Beauty Shawl
  • Loralee Cowl
  • Water Nymph Washcloths
  • Veronica Earrings
  • Queen's Mirror Shawl
  • La Bete Pillows
  • Poison Apple Beret
  • Taylor Cowl
  • Violet's Garden Socks
  • La Chat Noir Tarot Bag
  • Megaera Mitts
  • Dreams of Alice Shawlette

Hello potential backers!  I'm raising funds in order to be able to print my Wonderlace knitwear design book in a way that best presents the alluring photographs, patterns and charts, as well as being the most affordable for me and for the knitting community.  If I am able to buy in a larger quantity, the books will be very lovely, high quality and also reasonably priced.   Knitters need the extra money to buy yarn to knit the patterns, of course! 

Wonderlace is the second book I will be publishing for Sleepy Eyes Knits.  Dreamscape, my first knitwear design book (published in Dec 2009), sold 400 copies within 3 years.  Copies are still being purchased (either the spiral bound edition or the pdf) by knitters every year. 

At the moment, all of the photographs have been taken for Wonderlace - they are edited and finished.  The patterns are written and are being test knitted.  I am working on the layout of the book and my goal is to be finished with the editing by August 1st, 2013, when I will be sending the final pdf to the printers. 

If this Kickstarter project is successful, I will have a gorgeous knitwear design book to be proud of.  It's been 2 years worth of ideas, creating, writing, photographing, editing and knitting.  I am crossing my fingers that it will be worth it in the end :D

Risks and challenges

As with all creative projects, there may be some challenges and setbacks.

The challenge I am faced with right now is making the time to focus 100% on finishing the layout of the book. I've already informed my current employers that I will be taking a break from some classes until I can get my book finished. They, for the most part, have been very understanding and supportive.

I think the only setbacks which could happen would be that either I do not finish the book in time to print on time (in which case, I will most likely have to pay more out of pocket for speedier delivery or go with my second choice printing company) or if there is a delay with the printing company.

I'm giving at least an extra week for printing time, so if something should happen with the length of time, I would have to contact the backers individually (immediately) and let them know when the new date for delivery of their prize(s) will be. Again, I'm crossing my fingers that luck is on my side. The customer service at both printing places have been prompt and helpful with keeping me updated on the printing schedules and deadlines.

This book is incredibly important to me and, now that I have more experience with the printing and publishing processes from my last book, I feel confident that I can deal with whatever issues come my way and I'm not afraid to ask for help when I need it. Thanking you in advance :)

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    Infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person...lol) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

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    The Dreamscape book in PDF, infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

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    The entire Wonderlace book in PDF, infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

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    A copy of the Wonderlace Book (hardcover), infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person...lol) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

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    A signed copy of Wonderlace Book (hardcover), Wonderlace Book PDF, infinite gratitude,hugs (virtual and/or in person) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

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    A signed copy of the Wonderlace book (hardcover), Wonderlace book PDF, Dreamscape Book (spiral bound) and PDF, infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person...lol) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

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    A signed copy of the Wonderlace book (hardcover), Wonderlace book PDF, Dreamscape book PDF, a full skein (or 2 smaller skeins or 4 mini skeins) of handspun (by me!) yarn, infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

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    A signed copy of the Wonderlace book (hardcover), Wonderlace book PDF, Dreamscape book PDF, 4 oz. of hand-dyed (by me!) fiber (merino or merino blend, see pic) for spinning, an Amanda Hat (one of my most popular designs) knit by me in the color of your choice, infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person...lol) and your name listed (near the very top of the list) as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) in the my book.

    It will take a little over a month after the books arrive (at the end of September) to knit and ship the Amanda Hat to you. It will be hand knit by yours truly with love :)

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    A signed copy of the Wonderlace book (hardcover), Wonderlace book PDF, Dreamscape book PDF, 4 oz. of hand-dyed fiber for spinning, an Amanda Hat (one of my most popular designs) knit in the color of your choice, your choice of any item from either Dreamscape or Wonderlace knit for you personally (or as a gift for someone else) in your choice of color(s), infinite gratitude, hugs (virtual and/or in person) and your name listed as an acknowledgment of support (and thanks!) at the very top of the list in the my book.

    I will be able to send the PDFs and book by the end of October 2013, the hat by the end of December 2013 and, depending on the item chosen to be knit...in early next year, 2014. Lace Shawls or scarves will take between 3-6 months. Accessories about 1 month and Socks approximately 2-3 months. All will be hand knit by yours truly. With love :)

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