How to Market Yourself to Yarn Companies & Magazines feat. Coco Crochet Lee: E’Claire Makery Podcast Episode 3

For most knitters or crocheters, the dream is that we’d be able to work with some big yarn company. A big company like Lion Brand, Red Heart, or any other large yarn company would see our work, fall in love, and send us boxes upon boxes of yarn that we could design with to our heart’s content. For some of the big designers out there it’s the reality for them. How do you get to that point though? How do you get yarn companies, magazines, or craft companies to start working with you…

Overcoming Overthinking and Comparison as a Maker: E’Claire Makery Podcast Episode 2 with Anna from The Knotty Boss

“Just one more tweak and then it’ll be perfect! I’m never good enough at this though.” These thoughts can seem pretty familiar, right? They certainly are for me! As a maker, I’m constantly overthinking everything I do whether it’s my photography, my designs, or my captions on Instagram. I also am constantly comparing myself to others and where they are at in their business. It’s an almost daily struggle to overcome this as I’m consistently pushed to be even more creative each day. It seems to be a struggle that most makers experience. In today’s podcast episode I got the chance to chat about this with one of my favorite amigurumi makers, Anna, from The Knotty Boss. The two of us struggle with overthinking and comparison a lot, so we were both super happy…

My Crochet Maker Journey: E’Claire Makery Podcast Episode 1

It’s here! The very first episode of the E’Claire Makery Podcast is finally here! I am so excited about it and can hardly believe it. If you’ve followed me on Instagram you’ll have heard me talk about wanting to do a video podcast on my Youtube channel. I recently became obsessed with podcasts, and while listening to them I thought, “Hey, I think I could do this, and have it geared towards makers.” I’ve found it so hard to know how to navigate through all of the different aspects of being a maker from the business side of things, to getting a following on Instagram, to knowing how to promote your patterns, it has been a road of hard work and learning as I go. I wanted to create something where other makers could come together as we…