I follow the Designers group on Ravelry for submission calls and also for general business advice. A few months back Larissa Brown asked who deals with your print distribution? The answer from several other designers were Deep South Fibers. So I went there, spotted all the famous designers and filled in their Designer Application, after reading that I should… “Allow Deep South Fibers to introduce and promote your work to qualifying retailers internationally so you can focus on what you do best, create! Time is valuable so let us distribute and manage your portfolio exclusively as we use our market presence and base of relationships to get you noticed. In the meantime, you are free to continue to reinvent yourself as you push your craft forward.” By the way, so did Larissa Brown and I am grateful that she asked. The owner Patrick Higgins came back to me after reviewing my line, with all the essential information including their new ‘Download Too‘ program, and wrote that they would love to work with me. I signed the agreement letter and had Michael helping me with the pattern graphics and the technical side of this.Above you see the ad they made to introduce me as a new designer on their webpage, featuring my most popular pattern Oydis Sweater, see top photo. All the photos are taken by Eivind Røhne with model Alexandria Eissinger except for the center photo below which is Emma Ross. Before the TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association) Summer Show (read: The trade show) in Cleveland, Ohio Deep South Fibers made a pdf download with the news and on the cover – above – is my Yellow Gold Pullover.
While I was selecting patterns and Michael remaking them into a concise version more suitable for printing than my digital patterns, several technical questions appeared. Patrick and his team guided us through the process and the second batch of patterns we uploaded have made it to their webpage. I love the ads they made with my photos and look forward to working with Deep South Fibers. Thank you, Patrick! So if you are a yarn store owner or manager and wonder if I sell printed patterns with a download code too, I do – just take a look here and contact Deep South Fibers.