Crochet can be a lot of different things to different people—for some people it’s a way to relax and express themselves, while others like to create useful items. Some people turn their crochet into a business (or side-hustle), and of course, crochet can also be celebrated as an Art. Today we talk all about the business and art of crochet with a few people who are experts on these topics.
First up Heather and Sara chat about about their favorite IDP patterns on the WeCrochet website. IDP stands for Independent Designer Partnership and is a small way that WeCrochet aims to help spotlight and support Independent Crochet designers by letting them sell their designs on crochet.com.
Next Heather finds out how to make your finished crocheted goods into a business with Ashley Stallsworth of A Crafty Concept. Ashley talks about her crochet journey and transition into a crochet business owner. She also gives a lot of free business advice. Hot tip—find your niche. Then Sara introduces Tian Connaughton’s program to help knit and crochet designers build a profitable business.
Finally, Heather talks to crochet artist Jo Hamilton about how she “paints” with crochet, and how she found her niche as an artist using our favorite medium: yarn! Check out more of Jo Hamilton’s art on her website and read more about her work in WeCrochet Magazine Issue 3.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Wearable Spider Web
Dishie-lous Market Tote
Crochet Koala Keychain
Seth the Sloth
A Crafty Concept
WeCrochet Facebook Lives (on Facebook) (on Youtube)
Clover Amore hooks
Tian Connaughton website
Real Talk With Tian
Budget yarn recommendation: Brava and Comfy
Cotton Yarn recommendation: Dishie and Billow
0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast
0:15 Sara and Heather talk about their favorite IDP patterns
3:22 Heather interviews Ashley from A Crafty Concept
18:59 Sara checks in and introduces Tian Connaughton’s program
20:11 We need your questions!
20:45 Heather interviews artist Jo Hamilton