Dear toronto stitchers ‘n bitchers,
Please forgive my bum-rushing your email list.
I’m writing to tell you about my latest Stitch ‘n Bitch book project, and to
invite you to contribute to it. The subject of this next book is going to be
crochet. I know‹ blasphemy!!‹but where I’m from, if you’re a needleworker
you’re a needleworker, and there’s no reason not to add more mad skillz to
your repertoire. Besides, crochet has it’s benefits: It’s much easier to do
on the beach (I always pick up a few crochet projects over the summer); if
you’re already a knitter, some of your skills can easily translate over to
crochet (especially if you knit left-handed); and crocheting is just plain
better at certain things than knitting is. This book will be the perfect
crochet primer for both total newbies as well as those with developed
knitting skills, and will include special “for knitters only” tips to help
you get through the rough spots. Not only that, even if you’ve never felt
the urge to get hooking before, the projects in this book will be so cool,
they’ll make you want to give it a try.
Speaking of cool projects, that’s where you come in: I’m looking for
contributions of the funnest, most awesome, hippest crochet projects, using
any and all crochet methods (the book will cover it all), from the simple to
the more challenging. The projects can range from clothing to accessories to
household items to jewelry to baby things and pet items. Whether you’re a
closet or out-in-the-open crocheter, I’d love you to contribute to the book.
Even first-time designers are invited to contribute. If you’re familiar with
my two knitting books, you know the kinds of things I’m looking for.
But get crackin’, because the deadline is March 7th!
To contribute, please send the following:
1) If you have a completed project, please send a few good-quality photos of
the item, along with a detailed description of it. Please email your photos
and description to me at email@example.com, and be sure to include your
full name, email addresses, daytime and evening phone numbers, and mailing
address. You can also mail these to me here: Debbie Stoller, BUST Magazine,
78 Fifth Ave, 5th floor, New York, NY 10011.
2) If you have an idea for a project but have not yet completed it, that’s
okay too. Just send me a very clear, detailed sketch of your idea, along
with a photo of a swatch made in the yarns and stitch pattern you plan to
use. This swatch should be rather large: 10″ x 10″ would be the best, if
it’s possible (for some types of projects that might not be possible.) Email
that to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your full name,
email addresses, daytime and evening phone numbers, and mailing address. You
can also mail these to me here: Debbie Stoller, BUST Magazine, 78 Fifth Ave,
5th floor, New York, NY 10011.
If your project is accepted, you will be provided with the yarn you need to
produce a sample, which will be photographed for the book and kept by me (to
take on tour, ‘natch!). You will also be paid for your submission, and will
receive a free copy of the book once it is completed.
If you have any questions about the process, feel free to email me. Thanks
in advance, everyone!
xxxooo debbie stoller
Author, “Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook” and “Stitch ‘n Bitch
*** PLEASE NOTE: BE SURE TO SEND ANY EMAIL ABOUT THIS DIRECTLY TO ME AT
STITCHNBITCH@BUST.COM, AND NOT TO THE ENTIRE EMAIL LIST.***
p.s. Knitters, don’t fret. You haven’t seen the last of my knitting books