Her presentation “Knitting a Long Tail in Niche Publishing” discusses the vision and the business model of her Cooperative Press publishing company. Shannon will be talking aboutÂ ways to increase creators’ revenue and buck the established publishing system, in light of larger publishers’ reluctance to take a chance on “niche” content.
Hand knit hats go to the Oscars!Knitter Sheri Hall of Minnesota, of Oops I Knit it Again! has had 100 of her hand-knit “Oscar the Slouch” hats included in swag bags for celebrities and at the Academy Awards. Listen right to the end of the video at the link above: it tells you how much Sheri is out of pocket for the opportunity to put her work in the hands of the glitterati. Wow.
Nike announced last week their newest athletic shoe design: the Flyknit. The shoe uses state of the art knitting machines to knit the upper of the shoe in a single piece, for a light and seamless fit. Fascinating info about the design and uses of industrial knitting!
Indie dyer, Space Cadet Creations, offers a free downloadable PDF booklet on the topic of knitting and crocheting with hand-dyed yarns. A very useful little guide to different types of dyes and variegation and how they look worked up.