Claire Crompton textile maker

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Knitting Pattern Writing and Editing Services

Crochet Pattern Writing and Editing Services

Technical Editor for Knitting and Crochet

Yarn companies
- working from your samples and measurements, I can write a pattern collection in your house style, I also offer maths checking and editing on first or final proof patterns
Designers - if you're working towards a season collection or to a publishing deadline, I can work from your samples or finished garments to write instructions, or maths check and edit your patterns
Magazines - instructions maths checked and edited, also patterns rewritten in your editorial style
Book publishers - technical editing on knitting and crochet patterns on first or final layout, or pattern writing support for your authors
 
Experience
  • 22 years working in the knitwear and needlecraft industries
  • Employed at Hayfield (UK yarn company, part of Sirdar) for five years, writing and maths checking knitting and crochet patterns for men, women, children and babies, also home items
  • Self publish a range of knitting and crochet patterns
  • Author of knitting and crochet books, working with craft publishers David & Charles (see book page for more information)
  • Magazines including part-works
  • Teaching knitting and crochet design and pattern writing
Knitting Pattern Writing and Editing Services
  • clear, concise instructions from one size to multiple sizes
  • maths checking
Crochet Pattern Writing and Editing Services
  • converting from UK to US crochet terms, and vice versa
  • clear, concise instructions from one size to multiple sizes
  • maths checking
Technical Editor for Knitting and Crochet
  • maths checking
  • knitting charts, either colour or stitch symbols
  • crochet charts
  • yarn amounts
  • inclusion of all information in clear, concise text
  • proficiency in a wide range of knitting techniques including cables, lace, entrelac, modular knitting, intarsia
  • proficiency in a wide range of crochet techniques including motifs, lace, colour patterns, texture stitches
Fees
Per hour or batches by negotiation.  

Please contact me for a schedule of fees, or for a quote, or to discuss your requirements in the strictest confidence. Examples of knitting and crochet patterns available on request.

Please note, this is not a design service, or a sample garment knitting service, nor are the services available for private individuals.

photographs, site layout, knitted & cross stitch designs copyright 2010 Claire Crompton   book covers David & Charles Ltd 2002-2010