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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 ...
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!View all patterns by designer (76) »
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.