“You’re a what…?”

“And how’s school going?” “So, what are you doing with yourself?” “What are you working at these days?” “How’s the (cue vague knitting-type hand movements) …job?” This is the procession of questions I have heard every 6 months since I turned seventeen and was diagnosed with an auto-immune illness. Every half year, as sure asContinue reading ““You’re a what…?””

The cost of a pattern

Here is a list of all the things I needed to learn in order to run a moderately successful* pattern-selling business. (In no particular order) Adobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorWordPressEtsy backendRavelry backendMailChimpCrochet/Knitting (obv)MathsCodingPattern WritingCreative WritingPatreon backendCopyrightPhotography & Lighting & Set DesignModelling (assuming you’re doing it yourself, cause that’s cheaper)– and consequently, make-up, hair, clothingSelf-promotionAd Lib PublicContinue reading “The cost of a pattern”

Homeward Bound How To Collection

Homeward Bound is a Tunisian Crochet shawl worked on a regular-length hook, and crocheted from side to side. The pattern itself can be purchased here, And a helpful collection of How To Videos are featured below: Part 1: Wherein I explain the beginnign of, and the basic Short Rows used in the charted sections ofContinue reading “Homeward Bound How To Collection”

Aoibhe Ni 2020 – The Rules!

Happy New Year, everyone!And welcome to the Aoibhe Ni 2020 CAL Rules page! Here’r the rules, folks: 1. Post your Aoibhe Ni pattern progress on Instagram each week to be entered into that week’s prize draw. Multiple posts are welcome. The more you post the more chances you have to win! All participating projects MUSTContinue reading “Aoibhe Ni 2020 – The Rules!”

Aoibhe Ni – Shawl Pins

Fashioned out of quality stainless steel and strengthened in the traditional manner, these shawl pins are understated, easy to use and glide through shawl fabric gently. They’re hand crafted, and finished with a granite texture to ensure the pin stays in place all day. Double SpiralThe double spiral is seen as a symbol of balanceContinue reading “Aoibhe Ni – Shawl Pins”