Pulling Threads

Pulling Threads

Issue No. 1,   January 5, 2012

Welcome to the fist issue Pulling Threads, the official newsletter of Picklesnot Design. Pulling Threads is intended to be a comprehensive look at what is going on with PsD and will appear at least once a month.

A Look Back at 2011

Picklesnot Design went through some growing pains in 2011. There were several site redesigns, blog reboots, and shopping cart changes. All of it was technical and none of it was strictly needed. It interfered with the creative side of Picklesnot Design.

By the end of the year, the website I was so keen on having was no longer. The Picklesnot Design store returned to Etsy, and the blog was essentially merged into Loose Endings. As these changes occurred PsD’s original focus changed as well which created breathing room for creativity to bloom.

By the end of 2011 Picklesnot Design released one pattern, the Winterberry Cowl, and formed a partnership with Tale Spinner Studio to sell Dana K’s unique and beautiful jewelry.

Though most of 2011 was fraught with obstacles of my own making for PsD I believe that it ended on a strong note and renewed sense of purpose.

A Look Forward

Foundation Chain by Cheryl via Hipstamatic

The calendar turned over and work immediately began on something new. A new pattern is in the initial stages of design. It may sound a little clichéd, but I’ve set a goal for Picklesnot Design to release no less than 4 new patterns for 2012. (It kind of defeats the purpose of calling myself a designer if I don’t design anything right?)

There will also be more things available in the Etsy store this year. One-of-a-kind pieces as I work out the new patterns as well as other projects that spark my interest.

I will also be more proactive in keeping everyone up-to-date on what is available in the Etsy store and taking on commissions.

Tech Notes

Many of you know that I am a member of Ravelry, an on-line community for knitters, crocheters and fibre enthusiasts. When Ravelry offered to host designers and their designs I jumped on the opportunity even though I offered my patterns on Etsy.

After much thought I have decided that the Etsy store will only be offering finished items. If you are interested in my patterns, free or other wise, you can find them here. (Or look for the link that says Pattern Store under pages in the side bar.) When purchasing a pattern it will take you to Ravelry to finish the transaction and the pattern will automatically be emailed to you. Please remember that all patterns are in PDF form and require a PDF reader.


    1. Cheryl

      Thank you Cassie! By the way, your box will be shipped this week. I didn’t make it to the post office in time to get it out before the weekend.

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