You may have noticed a new feature on the side bar. I have put up a Patron button. I thought I would give this a try. It’s mostly to assist in making a steady flow of patterns available for people. This entails a certain level of commitment, though. In addition to the patterns, I am looking at starting a knitting e-magazine for patrons. This will include what is going on within TLCrafts and Designs, in terms of the patterns, but will also include reviews of what I have knit recently and the yarns I have been using. I have also noticed that there are techniques that people would like to know more about. When the e-magazine launches, that will include a “How To” section. I plan on including information on how to knit socks, and various stitch techniques.
Over the next week or so, I will continue to work on the “sample” version of the magazine. This will be an April issue, but will be worked a bit differently. Instead of the usual How To section, I am giving a glance into how a day as a designer works. The e-magazine will be a bit like a podcast in magazine format. I’m really trying to make the e-magazine look as good as possible, while using the free versions of templates. Part of the monthly goal is to allow me to pay for functions to make the e-magazine better. This sample edition will be available to everyone, and I will post the link on here when it’s complete. However, once the e-magazine officially launches it will be for patrons only.
Patrons will be given additional access to information regarding patterns, including a more in depth sneak peek at upcoming projects, and insider information about larger projects or knit a longs as they come up. The highest patron level also receives a copy of the patterns every month as they are released. I am hoping to improve things as I get patrons, but for now this will have to do.
Feel free to go over to the Patreon page with the link on the right hand side of the page, and take a look through the public posts. The blog, Facebook page and Ravelry page will not change in any way going forward. The same information will be posted there. Also, Ravelry will still be where I handle all the test knits.
I look forward to seeing you at Patreon!