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Goal Setting Sesh!

Okay it’s only the end of September, but let’s face it, Father Time has one foot in 2018 already at this point, and we all know it. At this time of year, I always get this itchy feeling to evaluate the 3 Big Goals I set for 2017 and start laying out new ones for next year. {Cotton 8 yarn} 2017 Goals Update 1 “old” paid pattern per month, beginning with oldest patterns first. Yikes! I only updated 2 patterns this year.. (Desert Bloom and Wildflower) But the year isn’t over and I have plans to update 1 more.. 3/12 is a terrible grade! Launch “Shade Tree” – a new artist collaboration mini-zine, to release twice yearly It’s been in the works for almost 2 years! Determined to release the ShadeTree pattern collection this year 🙂 Begin page on Patreon.com filled with goodies for followers, including much requested video tutorials Done! Patreon page up and running – become a patron to support my crafty endeavor and get in on the inside scoop. Yummy sneak peek posts …

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Support my free content via Patreon

I have two words: Exclusive Content!! I cannot wait to give y’all a huge collective hug and share this secret content with you. Join Patreon and become a patron for fun rewards at any level from $1 to $5 to $10 a month.  Rewards The rewards were so fun to come up with! Now that I have a YouTube channel, I can make behind-the-scenes videos private and upload them for patron eyes only. Check out what I came up with, and leave me a comment if you have a suggestion for other rewards.  How does it work?  When you become a patron, you scroll the CypressTextiles Patreon blog where I will be posting all the fun secret content. Each post will show who is able to view it! Some general posts will be made “public”, and everyone can see them, and others that include rewards for patrons will have a little lock in the corner with the applicable patron level. So if you’re a “Fan!” you’ll automatically see all the $1 level posts with design …

Featured Artist: Bernadette Ambergen

Bernaette Ambergen is a textile artist who designs and creates some absolutely beautiful wearable art. Find her as “Berniolie” on Facebook (profile pictured above) and Instagram, and shop her stunning patterns on Etsy and Ravelry. I just have to start this feature with a snapshot of my favorite WIP project of hers: a scrappy hexagon piece that caught my eye on Instagram. She is using Scheepjes Invicta Colour yarn, and I love how the color changes are shown off in the pattern. Of course a colorful scrappy hexagon would easily draw my attention! It speaks my language! Color + Geometry = LOVE Then, when I started to follow Bernadette on Instagram, I quickly noticed that she seems to churn our these breathtaking shawls and other wearables, with beautiful lace patterns, each one so unique. Lace has never been my strong suit, and I think that’s what really makes me admire her work. Just check out her Ravelry page. I had to take a screenshot of her designs… What a brilliant collection of shawls! So many patterns to …

It’s official: I’m a Scheepjes Blogger!

Yep, that’s right! After putting a LOT of thought into it, I made the commitment to partner up with Scheepjes – makers of *stunning* yarns – and I’m just so excited to see what comes of our budding relationship! What does that mean for you guys and gals? It means more variety on CypressTextiles.net – you’ll see I now have an entire section of my site dedicated to blogging my crafty Scheepjes endeavors.. And it also means I’ll be writing more patterns for pretty things along the way. 🙂 For now I think I’ll post a little yarny eye candy…  Just loooooook at some saturated rainbow-like gorgeousness: Linen Soft, Merino Soft, and Colour Crafter  And wowzers this pastelly heathery goodness – I’m swooning!! Softfun Aquarel, Stone Washed, and Catona (25gr) – peep how teensy these li’l candies are! 2 are the length of one Colour Crafter!! 😍😍😍 Colorwork will be so fun and granny squares – oh I can’t wait until I have a spare minute! I’ll be spending some time on www.scheepjeswol.com – brb …