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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 23 2012 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
Melina GingrasBy Melina Gingras
First created
Melina GingrasBy Melina Gingras
First created
$140
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 23 2012 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

About 8 years ago, two yarn shops closed, leaving the Bay View community without a place for knitters to buy high quality materials.  The only other options were to travel more than 25 miles by freeway in either direction or shop online in order to get what they were looking for.  As the owner of Midwest Yarn, I am seeking to bring back this boutique style craft shop back to Bay View.  But that's just one of my jobs in the needlearts industry.

I am also a children's knitwear designer, specializing in clothes for children sized 0 to 24 months.  After discovering a love for making my son's sweater vests and cardigans, I learned that I enjoyed designing unique items for all children.  I've published two patterns so far, handmade many of my designs for friends and customers on Etsy.com, and even been asked to design and make children's clothing for a high-end boutique in Philadelphia, PA.

Now I am seeking the means to be able to publish my first knit pattern book for children's clothing from natural fiber yarns.  That will give people the opportunity to create stylish garments for babies and toddlers from organic fibers, natural fibers, and animal fibers.  I have a lot of sketches and ideas for this project already, but now I just need the funding.

The funds for this project will be dedicated specifically to obtain supplies for samples (which means yarn that will go to pattern testers and finished products that will be photographed for the book), seeking publishers, hiring a photographer for the project, possibly hiring a technical editor, and making this book become a reality.  The goal is to have a first draft ready by early 2013 (as if I didn't have enough to do with running my own yarn shop).  :)

I have been a knitter for over 20 years and a designer for about three years.  I love everything I do and hope to be successful with this project.

See some of my designs and projects on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherished-Moments/124482754311831

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    Electronic copies of two patterns designed by me ("Garter Stripes Cardigan" and "Katya Rose"), a hand knit bookmark, a dedication the next individually published pattern, and a thank you posted on our website, facebook page, and blog.

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    Electronic copies of four patterns designed by me, the two listed above, another jumper (Unpublished - Size 2T/3T), and a sweater vest (Unpublished - Size 2T/3T), a dedication in the finished book, and a thank you posted on our website, facebook page, and blog.

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