100% of artist earnings from TeePublic/Redbubble/Spoonflower and 100% of knitting pattern sales from Payhip and Ravelry (or leethalknits.com, with a ravelry shopping cart) are given back out to the community.All proceeds from sales will be donated to mutual aids, or other people/orgs in need and/or doing good work towards social justice, Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascism, or helping unhoused communities or anyone in need. Usually focused on Portland, but sometimes elsewhere.See this twitter thread for occasional updates on specifically where donations are going, and a list of where donations have gone in the past since I starting donating sales in 2018.
Note: Redbubble, Teepublic, and Spoonflower artist earnings are a small percentage of the cost of these items so most of your money will go to Redbubble/TeePublic/Spoonflower. I have vetted these companies and they seem okay and better than many others, but there is no ethical consumption under capitalism so make your own choices!
These days all the new patterns I design are for Knit Picks (most are free); my old self-published patterns, which specialize in any-gauge accessories, modular construction techniques, and playful approaches to knitting itself, are still all available to peruse and to knit! See more info on my Payhip info page.
All proceeds from sales will be donated to mutual aids, or other people/orgs in need and/or doing good work towards social justice, Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascism, or helping houseless communities or anyone in need. (See Shop page for a bit more detail.)See/purchase patterns on Payhip here.See/purchase patterns on Ravelry here.
Color Squared is out now on Clarkson Potter / Penguin Random House! Grab it from your favorite online bookseller or call your local bookstore to have them order you a copy!!Read the blog post! Rate/review it on Amazon! See and use #colorsquared on Instagram!
Paint-by-number meets 8-bit graphics meets the traditional coloring book in this brand new format that showcases pixelated photographic images of cool and quirky nostalgia objects. Doodlers, artists, and puzzlers alike will enjoy this new take on coloring.With a focus on old favorites, pictures of things like cassette tapes, a rotary phone, and roller skates have been pixelated and rendered as numbered grids. To fill them in, users have options to vary the colors, just vary the shading, or even use different shapes or lines. You don't even have to use color if you don't want to!
Color Squared can relieve stress or challenge the mind, depending on the approach the reader chooses; but either way, it will keep the head and hands busy, and make for a fun trip down memory lane. The images you see here show just some of the different ways you could color the same picture. There are 50 images, and they can all be colored any way you like!They are on tear-out pages, with answer key pictures on the back of each page. The book includes illustrated instructions for the many methods, example images for each, and some practice mini-grids.
I used to be a full-time knitting pattern designer (& teacher, freelance writer, etc); I went back to school for graphic design in my mid-30s, 2016-18. I now work as a graphic designer of knitting pattern books, tying it all together. With a 40 hr/week job job I actually have extra time to sew clothes for myself AND do lots of mutual aid work for my community. All my knitting patterns are still available, with 100% of sales now being donated to mutual aid—see shop page.
I sometimes still design new knitting patterns these days for Knit Picks (usually free) as part of my day job, and my old self-published patterns, which specialize in any-gauge accessories, modular construction techniques, and playful approaches to knitting itself, are still all available to peruse and to knit! See more info on my Payhip info page.All proceeds from sales will be donated to mutual aid funds, or other people/orgs in need and/or doing good work towards social justice, Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascism, or helping houseless communities or anyone in need. (See Shop page for a bit more detail.)See/purchase knitting patterns on Payhip here.See/purchase knitting patterns on Ravelry here.
I believe that Black lives matter and that trans rights are human rights and that EVERYONE deserves food and shelter and healthcare and safety and that mass incarceration is reprehensible and that police should be extremely defunded and eventually abolished and replaced with systems that are best for people. I believe human lives are more important than windows. I want everyone to be OK, now and into the future. Capitalism very much prevents that from being possible.I believe individual acts like choosing to sew our own clothes, mend the things we already have, shop at thrift stores and avoid fast fashion, etc, are not enough in the big picture, but are meaningful ways we can improve our own lives in our own ways and work together towards a better future. From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.
If you want to see things I sew or cook, follow me on instagram. There are other things over there too, but mostly sewing and food these days, sometimes knitting, sometimes gardening.If you want to read my thoughts (and lots of retweets of other people's thoughts) follow me on twitter.On YouTube, you'll just find my old knitting tutorials and some fun Color Squared videos, but maybe someday I'll post other things there!I have an old blog (started way back in 2007) that I moved to a new domain in 2023 and am working on getting back up and running with new posts...I'm somewhat active on Letterboxd if you're into that kind of thing!I also still have a flickr account, where I try to put photos of all the clothes I sew and have plans to put up more things like vacation photos, we'll see!