Today I launched a collaborative book project that comes straight from the bottom of my heart. A Kickstarter Campaign for MAINE Knits. I'm so encouraged by the response this far, as 67 backers have already backed $2662! We're off to a good start. I've been working on this for a while now behind the scenes, and I'm so excited to finally launch it! Let me tell you more about the project...
MAINE Knits is a tribute to extraordinary craftsmanship and design. A celebration of nature, growth, creativity and beauty. A print book of hand knitting patterns that you will enjoy from where ever you knit. Designs inspired by three important and beautiful elements of Maine; sea, farm and wild. The places that bring us peace, feed our bellies and soul, help us breath deeply and surround us with beauty. Including patterns for 7 garments and 7 accessories, photographs and essays from the folk who hail from here.
MAINE Knits includes knitting designs by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Alicia Plummer, Bristol Ivy, Cecily Glowik Mcdonald, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Elizabeth Smith, Leah B. Thibault, Kristen TenDyke, Leila Raabe and myself. And a foreward written by Pam Allen of Quince & Co.
My goal is to raise $18,000 by April 8th. 65% of the funds from this Kickstarter will pay for quality printing of a 96 page book. The remaining funds will pay for editing and layout costs. Financially, this project will not happen without a group effort.
Here are two ways you can help:
1. Become a backer! There are a lot of great gifts, including preorder of the book itself.
2. Spread the word! We need to get the word out to as many knitters as possible. If you are able to share our project through social media it would help tremendously.
I can't wait to see this project unfold...