We want to make a series of knitting books that invite readers into the process. We believe that in turn, our books will inspire each knitter's personal vision.
One pattern, or one skein of yarn, is a springboard for a world of creativity.
We'll create four e-books over 12 months.
Elegantly simple designs will leave a lot of room for
self-expression through yarn choice, color, embellishment, and more. Dyers' notes will bring the reader right into the dye studio. Mood boards will invite knitters to envision their own unique results.
Stevanie Pico is an accomplished natural dyer of lush yarns and colorways. Larissa Brown is a designer and author of evocative knitting books. Though we both work with great companies and publishers, we want to work together on these books as an independent project, tackling every part of the process.
The books will be themed based on natural dyes and seasons.
spring madder, fall farmers' market abundance and snow on black walnut.
Four books will be created and
released over one year, inspired and organized by natural dyes. Each book will
have a distinct look and feel, marrying dye with mood, texture, weather and
form.The fall 2012 book will include yarn dyed with foods from the farmers market, from onions to coffee.
The series will immerse the reader
in sumptuous color, stark white, and how those elements combine in a million ways. They will be designed and written specifically to inspire each knitter's own creativity.
What will the books look like?
See a mood board for issue 1: woad
Mood board for issue 2: madder
Books will include 4 to 5 patterns each,
inspirational photos, dyer's notes and mood boards to spur creativity. Knitters are encouraged to make their own mood boards
before matching yarn with pattern for their own unique projects.
color photos abound. Patterns are produced with the highest technical and
aesthetic standards. The books are delivered over the course of the year in
compressed pdf files and will run about 24 pages each.
Knitters will find a total of 20
patterns by great designers across the 4-book series, including a range of
accessories, garments and the occasional blanket.Included in each issue will be
one design by Larissa, and all yarn will be created by Stevanie.
How can you help?
We've designed this series with a tight budget
that still allows for the highest quality. What we need to pay for: photo shoot
and design costs, modest honoraria for designers, the editor (Larissa) and dyer
(Stevanie), and yarn supply and postage costs.
$6600 will give us the base we need to publish the series on a shoestring. But a total of $8800 will get us all the way there. So if we have reached our goal, please consider donating anyway.
We appreciate your investment in