fall symposium: for designers

november 5-8, 2020

designer basics

a weekend in the north carolina mountains full of information for knitting designers.

about this event:

The designer basics symposium is a great way for hand knitting designers to be introduced to a number of topics that are an important part of creating knitting designs. From design concept to pattern writing, from finding your customer to helping your customer find you, this symposium will give you a look into what every designer should know. 

The symposium will meet in Asheville, NC at the Cambria Hotel. This is an "info only" event which means you will be on your own for lodging and meals. No worries. In addition to a block of rooms at a special rate at the lovely Haywood Park Hotel, there are plenty of wonderful choices in Asheville. 

The Haywood Park  Hotel conference rate$199 for Thursday night, $249 for Friday and Saturday nights.

Includes valet parking and complimentary breakfast. Rate is available until August 4, 2020. 

Originally designed as a department store, the rooms at the Haywood Park are large enough to sleep 2-4 people comfortably.

instructors & topics:

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edie eckman

designer, author, instructor, tech editor. 

Edie is presenting three skills needed for a well-rounded designer.

concept - identify the skills needed to take ideas from thoughts to action.

execution - Take the mystery out of math calculations needed for designing.

communication - learn how to craft a well-written pattern.

Edie will also be available for 1:1 consultations. Contact her for more information and scheduling. 

tara swiger

podcaster, author, instructor 

Tara is presenting a series of talks and exercises to help the knitting designer develop a craft business.

getting out of your own way - examine the 3 most common mistakes designers make that can hold you back.

your customer path - how to go from"hi" to "buy".

using Instagram to effectively market your design business


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