Summer Reading

My new favorite book is The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design and I am not even specifically a knitwear designer!  I just got this book earlier this week and I’m more than half way through it. I’ve picked up so many tips about doing business, social media, contracts and advertising I can’t wait to finish reading the rest.  After the second chapter I got up and joined twitter as Handwerksyarn   (just have to think of interesting things to tweet now!).

Sometimes a book just hits the spot and this one is doing it for me. I’d recommend it to anyone doing any sort of business in the textile/yarn/knitting world.  It has great information and is an accessable fun read.

Comments on: "Summer Reading" (2)

  1. Sharon Harris said:

    Laura – I just placed my first yarn order but am curious as to how you arrived at the Handwerk name for your business. My maiden name is Handwerk and my family has been in the upstate Pennsylvania area for over 150 years.

    Wishing you all the best of success,
    Sharon Handwerk Harris

    • Hi- I think that is wonderful that your name is Handwerk, what interesting heritage and family history. I chose Handwerks as my business name as it encompasses all things made by “hand”. I used the European spelling as a nod to my husband’s Swiss-German heritage. His support has been key in my business. He has helped me pursue what I love to do – be creative, make textiles and dye yarns.

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