I've been sitting here for the past 10 minutes, gazing out the window at the slowly turning leaves, trying to figure out what I wanted to write about. Originally, I had planned a post about preparing a launch, but all of a sudden, I was sitting here and thought "oh, maybe that's a bit boring?" (Do let me know if you do not think it's boring and I'll write it up!)
As I let my gaze wander, I noticed a bowl full of fluffy yarn on my office shelf - Bérénice, our latest yarn addition, and I suddenly knew what I wanted to write about: I wanted to share with you how I decide which yarns to carry.
Finding a new yarn that fits into our webshop feels a little bit like magic and fate.
I hope you had a lovely summer! It was wonderful to see quite a few of you during our August Knit Night - it's always such a treat to sit and knit and chat with you for a little while.
Today, I am back with a slightly different post than the last ones I wrote. Today, 6 years ago, we officially signed the founding papers for Making Stories GmbH, so I thought it would be nice to take stock with a little list today.
My first stop when selecting the yarns for the magazine is the designer submission. Most designers will include at least one, sometimes more, options for yarns that they would pair with the design in their submission. I believe the designer knows best which kind of yarn would work well for their design, and so I try to honor their yarn proposal as much as I can.
long time no see! I am SO sorry that I just dropped off the face of the earth - February suddenly became very, very full with my travels to Unravel, and then March was around with the launch of Issue 9, and then all of a sudden it was April.
I am back today to make up for the absence with a blog post that takes you to the heart of our magazine:I'd love to share with you how we select designs for an upcoming issue.
For every issue, we get about 150 to 200 submissions from knitwear designers from all over the world, and ranging from very new designers to long-time ones.
I'm back with a brand-new post for you, and this time we're looking at one of my old loves: DATA. Yup, not sure if you knew that about me, but I love data. I don't have nearly enough time to dig into it these days, but every once in a while I can't resist to run a few reports to see which yarns sell really well or which blog posts you loved reading.
The latter inspired this post: I got curious and went into Google Analytics to see which of our blog posts got the most traffic last year. Do you want to take a guess?
welcome to the first Collective blog post of 2023! And we're starting the year off with something I'm so excited about: Our first Collective-exclusive video!
Join me for a super early excursion to Königsdruck Berlin, our new printer, and a walkthrough of the printing process! Plus, exclusive insights into why we switched printers and why I'm so incredibly excited about our new paper.