Thanks, Interweave Press!

Interweave Press recently returned some of my designer’s rights! Their “Digital Revenue Sharing Program Agreement” offered me several options. I chose the “Semi-Exclusive Resale License” that allows both Interweave and me to sell patterns that were published in their books and magazines (after the books are out of print and one year after the magazine is published) in our online stores. Woohoo!

So several of my Interweave patterns are now on Patternfish. People around the world are able to purchase and download them! Instant gratification! No snail mail hassles!

One thing you’ll notice right away about these patterns is that they all feature cats. That was their choice – Interweave editors love cats! My very first project for them was the circular purse below. I tapestry crocheted two other versions before I got it right.

Piecework Cat Bag
Published in September/October 1995 PieceWork.

I may only use the content submitted to Interweave, not their edited copy or photos – but that is SO NOT A PROBLEM – because I actually prefer that my patterns be written without abbreviations. I also have the freedom to prepare separate right-handed and left-handed instructions!

Tapestry Crochet Cat Pillows
Right-handed pillow (on the right) published in September/October 2004 PieceWork.

The bead tapestry crochet project below was originally supposed to be a cell phone bag. By the time I finished it, though, phones were smaller, so now a phone and some extras fit into this elegant little purse.

Bead Tapestry Crochet Kit-Cat Handbag
Published in December 2004/January 2005 BeadWork.

The cat’s out of the bag (I couldn’t resist)! THANK YOU INTERWEAVE PRESS!!! You didn’t have to do this, but I REALLY appreciate it!!! Hopefully, other publishers will be inspired to do the same!

5 Responses to “Thanks, Interweave Press!”

  1. Danielle says:

    Oh Carol those purses are wonderful! Watch me buy that pattern faster than the speed of light!

  2. Judy says:

    the cat pillow is so beautiful! I’ll be wanting that one, for sure….

  3. Connie says:

    Carol that is so fantastic! I am so happy for you. I know nothing about how those things work as far as designers and big publisher’s but I feel that you should have always had the right to still sell YOUR OWN designs. Good luck!

  4. Marianne says:

    my goodness, your work is amazing, especially that intricate beaded bag!

  5. Vera says:

    Just ordered the cat purses. They’ll be a nice gift for a friend.

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