It's time to do more to offer support to the brave folks facing breast cancer. After talking with some friends I decided that a charity e-book is a good idea, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the good works of Breast Cancer Connections. The call is outlined below.
I look forward to seeing the designs and sharing with you the work of others.
Call for Submissions
Submission Deadline : Friday, August 16, 2013, 6pm PST
Finished patterns and completed samples must be received by: September 25, 2013
Project scheduled release: November 1, 2013
Designs benefitting Breast Cancer Connections will be an e-book of knit and crochet hat patterns created to raise funds for this worthwhile organization. The e-book will be sold through Ravelry, and 100% of the net proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Connections. www.bcconnections.org
Designers generously donate the pattern and finished hat sample to the project. Each pattern will be formatted to be included in the e-book and designers will receive full credit for their contribution. Previously published patterns will be accepted.
Samples will be made by designers and submitted along with their pattern. Patterns should be tech edited and tested prior to submission.
Please send your design submission as a .pdf, including an image of the finished hat (or swatch & sketch), and schematic with sizing/dimensions. Projects should follow the CYC Standards, and can be in one or multiple sizes. Include a short statement about the design, the project yarn requirements (either what you used or what yarn and colors you hope to use), and contact information. If you’ve used handspun in your project, include WPI, TPI, angles, and a commercial yarn equivalent.
This project does not include yarn support. Completed patterns will be submitted in .doc format, and all charts and schematics should be sent as separate .jpg attachments.
Photography | Finished samples will be mailed at designer’s expense to Kyle William and will be photographed for the publication. Designers will be able to use these photos for their website, ravelry page, etc. as long as they keep the copyright information with the photo.
Release | The project is scheduled to be released as an e-book on November 1, 2013. Patterns donated to the project will be available through purchase of the e-book as a collection. Designers can sell the pattern individually on Ravelry or their own website.
After the project is released, sample hats will be sent to the project beneficiary, Living Beyond Breast Cancer. If you would rather keep your sample hat, we will ask you to cover the cost of return shipping.
Proceeds | All money from the sales of the e-book, less fees (Paypal, Ravelry, etc), will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer in an annual payment, and the amounts donated will be updated on the book’s ravelry page and on a dedicated page at www.kylewilliam.com.
Email any questions and all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "BCC Collection" in the subject line.