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pamdaley

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About pamdaley

  • Birthday 03/12/1955

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    PlayingwithFiber
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  • Location
    Medford, Oregon
  • Occupation
    Crochet Designer
  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    Baby hats & accessories; socks, gloves
  • Crocheting since...
    1965

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  1. I consistently sell twice as many patterns on Etsy as I do on Ravelry (2014 YTD is 56% Etsy; 26% on Ravelry). I also sell on Craftsy (14% YTD) and have a few patterns listed here on Crochetville. I currently have 70 patterns on Etsy and 90 on Ravelry - I have no idea why I do so much better on Etsy! It was the same way even before Etsy added the instant download capability too. <shrug> I don't sell on Patternfish specifically because of the big commission - and I really think my stuff is out there enough. I don't feel like I need to be on every single pattern selling venue out there
  2. Hi Lisa - I've been on Etsy for several years selling patterns & finished items; I also self-publish 99% of my designs. I have my own website that includes a blog and ecommerce functionality. I'm a professional member of CGOA and available through their mentoring program (if you're an associate professional member). Otherwise, feel free to contact me here or directly at playingwithfiber @ gmail.com
  3. Sure - would love another tester; the deadline for the test is this Monday. If that's not too quick of a turnaround time for you, send me a message with your email address and I'll send you the pattern. (Please make sure to read the information in the Ravelry thread that I linked in the first post here.) Thanks!
  4. Hi Sara - if you're still looking for a mentor, I'd be glad to help. I have been on Etsy for several years selling patterns & finished items; I also self-publish 99% of my designs - if those fit with your business goals, just send me an email and we'll talk.
  5. I'm conducting testing for a new pattern in my Ravelry group here - http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/pam-daley-designs/topics/2852866 You can read the details & requirements in the thread linked above, but short and sweet synopsis is that it is a hat made almost entirely of unjoined rounds of front-post double crochet stitches that is completely reversible for 2 different looks (see pictures below). The pattern includes sizes from baby to adult; ladies & men; requires from 2 - 4.5 ounces of worsted weight yarn (depending on size made). Testing deadline is Monday, March 3.
  6. I'm just getting started so I'm still looking for designs for all states.
  7. Are you the type of crocheter who can “wing it” when you want to make something? Do you just “make it up as you go along” but you really don't care about writing patterns down? Then perhaps you’d like to participate in a new project I’m developing. I would like to put together a pattern book for “state squares” – each square will be designed to pay tribute to or make you think of a specific state. (Think along the lines of the state quarters.) Maybe the square would have a simple rendition of the state flower or bird? Or something that makes you think of that state – gold rush for Cal
  8. Amy just posted about this on Facebook - I'd love to be a part of it. I pick a charity each year to focus on and this year it will be your group. I'll send a request to join the group page you've set up on Facebook.
  9. After months of experimenting & testing, I'm launching a new product line of stitch markers for crocheters. These are easily opened and closed - much easier than the typical lobster claw clasp you see on most markers for crocheters. The fun thing about these markers is that they can also be worn as earrings - really! You can order pre-made markers or have your own custom photo markers made. Below are some examples - you can see lots more in my shop on Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlayingWithFiber?section_id=11555014. For a limited time you can use the coupon code "STITCHMARKER
  10. I'm looking for ride-sharing buddies. I'll be arriving Tuesday evening at about 11 PM; flight home leaves Monday at 2 PM. PM me if you're interested! :-)
  11. I've made it through 2 rows; I'm using an I hook and am making the row gauge, but not the stitch gauge. I tried using a K hook; I just don't like that big of a hook unless I'm using a bulky yarn. I also changed the first row to fsc instead of chains; I like the stretchiness & look of fsc much better than chain stitches. I'll see how big it is after working 9 rows; if it's not big enough I'll just add more rows.
  12. Okay, I'm going to put on a movie on my computer and sit down to try and get started on this project. Crossing my fingers!!
  13. I really dislike working with huge hooks for more than just trim or something (to me L is huge!) :-) I think I'm going to stick with a worsted weight, a J or K hook, and then just keep going until it's as big as I want it. I have some Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool that I'll use. I have 8 skeins of it (1500+ yards), so there will be plenty.
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