Today we check in with Shannon Okey, over at Knitgrrl.
Shannon is the real deal. She is a designer, sure; teacher, you bet; and PUBLISHER, whaa? Yup, she literally does it all. She comes up with fantastic designs (knit, crochet, and felting); then can teach you backwards and forwards how to make them; oh and somehow finds time to publish wonderful books. Check out some of the titles Cooperative Press has coming out.
Cooperative Press is her brain child born from wanting to give designers more freedom in publishing. Her indie venture takes publishing to a new level. They are combining all forms of media (like print and ebooks); plus giving total freedom to the designer. Now it is not a breeze, these designers are working their tails off; but the product is lovely with totally fresh approaches to craft books. If your local yarn store has not heard of them, help them out by spreading the word. The patterns and designers are not to be missed. They are all truly masters at their craft.
Hope you enjoy!