What Would Madame Defarge Knit?: Creations Inspired By Classic Characters, edited by Heather Ordover, offers 21 patterns/projects and accompanying essays, with something for everyone, including 4 crocheted patterns, detailed directions for two types of dyeing, and even directions for light-up pattern pieces using e-textiles. Jen Minnis, who created all the art for the book, also contributed a one-of-a-kind project that will allow you to make a Peter Pan-themed shadow puppet theatre at home.
WWMDfK? is unusual in a number of ways. First, the book has its own website, which will contain live links to additional material that can't be contained in a print book, such as video tutorials, additional images, and more.
Second, the designers and contributors will be earning royalties from every sale not a single, low, one-time-only payment for their work.
And third, by designing the book as a black-and-white Victorian era pastiche, complete with "woodcuts" and hand-drawn illustrations, we've kept production costs down, which means a lower price for you and better royalties for the contributors.
Cooperative Press is an innovative independent crafts publisher with a business model that pays our authors fairly and offers them considerably more control over their books. You can find us in many places online, including Twitter (@CoopPress), Facebook and Ravelry. Thank you for supporting independent publishing!