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Why Bloom? (you could ask, noting that I am from Poland)
Because Bloom is Scottish.
And because I am Scottish. Ok, not too much, only 1/128 ;-) but sometimes I think that the Scottish part of my soul is the most important.
What would I like to do?
I would like to publish a book about Celtic knitting featuring my own designs, prettily printed, prettily illustrated. This is the first stage of the project; preparing the examples (about 40 items), drawing all the charts, writing all the descriptions, taking gorgeous pictures and writing (and translating) the book to have it ready to send to the publisher.
What have I already done?
I have already knitted 26 items, and I am still knitting. I'm a speedy knitter, so within the time of the project I will be able to complete this part of the work. All of these unique hand-crafted items will be offered to my backers as a reward, as a "thanksgiving" for the support. You will be the owner of the handknitted original, one-of-a-kind item, which will be used in the book as the sample.
What do I need?
I need the money to:
- update the software I am using to prepare the charts
- book a professional photography session - you can easily see (looking at my pictures here) that I am not the best photographer ;-).
- purchase yarns
- professionally translate from Polish into English, with pieces in Scottish Gaelic
- purchase some pictures of Scotland (which inspired me to design some motifs)
- prepare the website for my galleries
How will I spend this money?
My intention is to spend this money supporting Scottish local businesses. So I will purchase the yarns in small Scottish shops and I will find a Scottish local photographer to take the professional pictures. I would even like to publish my book in Scotland.
About my book...
This book is intended to teach knitters how to create their own patterns in Celtic-like style. I will propose some motifs and I will explain how to organize them in a bigger design. So it will be not necessary to copy my proposals, to knit exactly this scarf or that sweater, with this book the knitter could choose the motifs she/he likes and organize them in a new, unique design.I genuinely think this book would be useful for local knitting and craft groups and could actually free their creativity. I am preparing all new items, new models, I am designing new patterns that have not been published at all, till now. In this book all the designs will be fresh, I will design about 40 new knots and panels, and I will propose about 40 different endings and cable-dividers. You will love it.
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for looking.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to tell you about my passion!
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Promised of our £2,500 target
I am really grateful for every pound donated, and I will express it on my blog, writing especially about YOU.2499 rewards, 2499 remaining
If you're the knitter or you have a knitter in your family you can choose two patterns - I will send you them via email, as PDF. Thank You!2500 rewards, 2500 remaining
You can choose five patterns from my existing designs. I will be more than happy to send them via email, as PDF.2499 rewards, 2499 remaining
You can choose 15 gorgeous patterns - then I will send you them via email in PDF files.1000 rewards, 1000 remaining
You will receive from me the complete collection of the motifs (50) - squares, diamonds, panels or snowflakes.1000 rewards, 1000 remaining
You will receive a ready-to-wear item (the scarf, the shawl or the sweater) hand-knitted - with love - by me. You can choose your item from the samples for the book.50 rewards, 50 remaining
Then I will make it for you! I will knit the item you dream of, and I guarantee that this design will be used only once - for YOU.15 rewards, 15 remaining