Independent Knitwear Designers Web Ring
As you may know from seeing the links in the right hand column toward the bottom of the Blogroll, or from reading other parts of the list, that I have started a webring for Independent Knitwear Desginers.
I belong to a few lists for designers, as well as the Association of Knitwear Designers, so I apporached these lists first. When I started the blog I knew little about starting a web ring. I am still learning and it has proven to be a lot of fun seeing the different sites come in. The following description is from the home page of the ring:
“Our goal is to promote Independent Knitting Designers by increasing our visibility and accessability to handknitters.
This web ring exists to promote Independent Knitting Designers, to connect handknitters with quality knitting patterns and designers. If the website you are submitting is personal (such as a blog) your site should have content that strongly points to your knitting patterns and work and experiences as a designer. Since the purpose is to promote patterns of Independent Designers, the focus needs to be on just that. If you wish to have your personal blog on the ring, you may – provided your blog’s content is mostly about your experiences as a designer and has links to your patterns and or how knitters can purchase them.
Again, as the purpose is to promote the patterns of Independent Knitwear Designers, to not have your work featured in a way easy for your potential client to find is self defeating for the purposes of this ring.
Membership in organizations such as TNNA, AKD (Association of Knitwear Designers) is not mandatory, nor is membership of knitting lists for Knitting Designers. These types of resources are beneficial should you desire them and there are those on the ring who are members should you be interested and not know who to approach.”
If you would like to join you may click on the link at the bottom of the Blogroll in the right hand column and follow the steps on screen.
Peace and Knitting, JoLene