Weaving Un-Loomed: a Crafty Ebook

08 Jul 2009

All I can say is, WHEW.

I've been working on a crafty ebook for, oh, a hundred years, and am happy to report that it's finally launched!


Woven Appliques!

This one's called Weaving Un-Loomed, and it's all about - you guessed it - alternative ways to weave. You don't need any prior experience, or any special equipment. It's a collection of five projects, which are pictured all over this post.


Twill Tape Placemat

This was such a fun project to do, because I was able to make it exactly the kind of craft book I like best - lots of step-by-step photos, really detailed instructions, and diverse projects. It ended up being a far huger project than I'd thought, but what a great learning experience!


Burlap & Ribbon Tote

...And then, because it's digital and I'm the boss of me, I also set it up iTunes-style, as my dear friend Rachel would call it. So each project is available as a separate tutorial, or you can get the whole ebook.


Magazine Page Jewelry

It's really interesting, thinking about the ways a digital craft book can actually be more useful than a print one. I'll always love real paper craft books, of course, but it's also great to have the flexibility to print out just the pages I need, and keep them with the project-in-progress.

I don't have to fumble to hold a craft book open on my lap, and if I spill glue on the pages, no worries - I can reprint them.

One of these days, I'll do a podcast about the differences between print and digital craft-book-publishing.

Although, to help people conserve toner, I included a printer-friendly instruction sheet with each projects. So you can enjoy the colorful photo instructions on the screen, and then print a set of simple text instructions to carry with you for crafting.

I'm dying to know what you all think of this bad boy!

You can find everything in my shop. And I hope you won't mind my saying this: if you enjoy this blog and podcast, and want to support them, your purchase of a tutorial or ebook is absolutely huge, and deeply appreciated.


A Freebie! Woven Wall Art!

Plus, I set up one project as a free download for y'all. Come and get it!

Comments

Hooray! It's awesome!!


Wow. Those are awesome. And such wonderful photos. Well done!


This is fantastic! I'm so amazed at the amount of creative how-to's you put out into the world! I love the per-project format on this one too!


Diane, you are so inspiring! These projects look like so much fun!


I was just going to ask you how it was going, and here it is!

Please send a box of these as soon as you can. They are going to be classic SisterDiane brilliance!

Chris

p.s. Oh. eBook. hmm...

I'll open up a gross of new email accounts, because I need at LEAST 144 copies!


I love it all...but am totally crazy about the bracelet! Congratulations!


Wow! I just adore the idea that people can choose to download one project or you entire book AND the fact that they will be able to print just the instruction part they need. You are -so- up-to-date! :-D

And I'd defenetely be interested in hearing your take on the differences between publishing a book and an e-book.

Congratulations! Bravo! :-D


OMG!! This looks GREAT! After the big Artmaking as Playful Prayer book push this fall, I'm looking at doing some smaller e-book things, too! What a wonderful world that has multiple self-publishing modes in it . . .


Congrats! That's amazing. Is it a PDF? What a great idea.


loooove love love love LOVE love!


After seeing a working draft, I couldn't wait until you opened shop so I could order my own copy. And now I have and I love it! I definitely will be trying out woven applique and the tote and the place mats and....

What I think is especially useful - the secrets of weaving chapter which gives the reader tools that can be applied to almost any kind of weaving project they are interested in trying.

The instructions are very clearly written, photography beautiful, and the layout is not only pleasing to the eye, it enhances the whole presentation of the projects.

I can't wait for the next one!


Brilliant! I just read your Woven Wall Art tutorial pdf and it's wonderful. :) What do you use to make your PDFs? My $15 converter doesn't allow me to make web links, and that's a GREAT feature. It's so helpful that you have links to things in your tutorials. Yay!


Great instructions! I especially love the printer-friendly page. My favorite is the burlap and ribbon tote -- adorable. I really enjoy your blog.


Diane - Love it! The woven applique looks awesome-town! Can't wait to try it.


OMG!! This looks GREAT! After the big Artmaking as Playful Prayer book push this fall, I'm looking at doing some smaller e-book things, too! What a wonderful world that has multiple self-publishing modes in it . . .


Hooray! It's awesome!!


I was just going to ask you how it was going, and here it is!

Please send a box of these as soon as you can. They are going to be classic SisterDiane brilliance!

Chris

p.s. Oh. eBook. hmm...

I'll open up a gross of new email accounts, because I need at LEAST 144 copies!


I love it all...but am totally crazy about the bracelet! Congratulations!


Congrats! That's amazing. Is it a PDF? What a great idea.


After seeing a working draft, I couldn't wait until you opened shop so I could order my own copy. And now I have and I love it! I definitely will be trying out woven applique and the tote and the place mats and....

What I think is especially useful - the secrets of weaving chapter which gives the reader tools that can be applied to almost any kind of weaving project they are interested in trying.

The instructions are very clearly written, photography beautiful, and the layout is not only pleasing to the eye, it enhances the whole presentation of the projects.

I can't wait for the next one!


Brilliant! I just read your Woven Wall Art tutorial pdf and it's wonderful. :) What do you use to make your PDFs? My $15 converter doesn't allow me to make web links, and that's a GREAT feature. It's so helpful that you have links to things in your tutorials. Yay!


Great instructions! I especially love the printer-friendly page. My favorite is the burlap and ribbon tote -- adorable. I really enjoy your blog.


loooove love love love LOVE love!


Wow! I just adore the idea that people can choose to download one project or you entire book AND the fact that they will be able to print just the instruction part they need. You are -so- up-to-date! :-D

And I'd defenetely be interested in hearing your take on the differences between publishing a book and an e-book.

Congratulations! Bravo! :-D


Diane - Love it! The woven applique looks awesome-town! Can't wait to try it.


Diane, you are so inspiring! These projects look like so much fun!


This is fantastic! I'm so amazed at the amount of creative how-to's you put out into the world! I love the per-project format on this one too!


Wow. Those are awesome. And such wonderful photos. Well done!