We hit our initial goal on Sunday April 27th! This means that the photographer and designer will be paid for their work upfront (local artists being paid a fair wage is a magical thing!), and that the initial publishing costs of the book will be covered!
If I can make it to $3000 by the end date I will put out another (smaller) book about my adventures this summer. This summer my partner and I are adventuring into the unknown, and my plan was to create a personal journal about the experience and do small dye samples along the way.
If I can hit this stretch goal, I will be able to put out this small book about adventure, dye gathering, and the thoughts in my head.
This is a special thing for me as the sketchbooks I typically write are never seen by others- this past autumn my partner and I cleared out 50 of my journals by having a mass controlled burn of them at a fire pit beside a river.
This is another way of sharing secrets
To Find The Dark And Mysterious-
Dark woods is the first of a series of books that are textile based, but have a broader message of clothing security.
This first book will contain knitting patterns that use naturally dyed yarns from We Will Tell You All Of Our Secrets. It will also have the natural dye recipe used to dye the naturally dyed yarn- it will tell our secrets.
The dyes will be harvested from the landbase that I live in, and I will explain how and why I harvest the dyes I use. (And what time of the year they are used!) I adventure both in the woods as well as in the city, and you will learn how to find things to harvest in both.
Things Of Beauty-
Dark Woods is also a 'lookbook' of sorts as the photos are being shot by Amanda B of Brutally Beautiful Photography,
and the layout and design will be by Angela Rabideau.
These two women are great friends of mine that inspire my work- I am a terribly lucky person to have them working on this with me!
And thank you to Arlin Ffrench for making the video, and to Scotty Boe for sound on this- most special people.
My reason for this kickstarter is to raise money for the initial printing cost of Dark Woods, but also to pay my photographer and designer before the book comes out! We will be doing the shooting for the photos in May- the layout will happen in the summer and....
When Does Dark Woods Come Into The World?
Dark woods is being released at Knit City in Vancouver! It is happening at the start of October in 2014- and I am really excited that this is where it will launch!
Life After Dark Woods-
The patterns and recipes for Dark Woods are ready- it is now just a matter of having it come into the real world.
The proceeds made from the Dark Woods book will go into making the next book, and then next after that!
Risks and challenges
I suppose it will be getting the book out there by the due date. I am going to be surrounded by Amanda and Angela working on this with me through the summer.
I have never put out a book before- so this is a learning place for me!
Also the challenge of coming up with the next book! I have ideas brewing!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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