Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Hello and welcome.
I'm Sam, a crocheter, knitter, designer and tech editor. I learned to knit and crochet when I was in my early teens, but in the last decade this love for creating fabric from yarn has gradually taken over my life!
I have been working as a crochet designer over the last 6 years, mostly on commission and for a local gallery. I recently gave myself a much needed break when my health was suffering, and returned to purely selfish crafting. I also realised that, despite all the hats, mittens and scarves I've made over the years, I had to resort to shop-bought for myself!
It is usually a relaxing pleasure to make things from a pattern, but sometimes there is a jarring inaccuracy, or the pattern is unclear. Even if it's possible to work out what was meant, it can change a pleasant experience into a chore. Too many times I have seen people turn away from a pattern because of the mistakes.
Having completed Joeli's Learn to Tech Edit course, I'm able to put my maths skills and my error spotting to good use - helping other designers publish clear, error-free patterns which are a delight to use.
If you are a designer looking to get a pattern ready to publish, see my Tech Editing page for more information, and get in touch!