The Ram Wools Yarn Cooperative in Winnipeg has launched a Kickstarter to raise funding for what it calls KnitTV, which would be an open-source, free collection of knitting and crochet tutorials made with the learner in mind.
The yarn shop owners have talked to their customers about what they like and don’t like about videos that are out there now and plan to make their videos different in that they won’t have introductory materials before diving into the tutorial, they will include tight shots of only hands with lots of repetition and they’ll go slow for ease in learning. They also plan to include written materials on the site so you can print out instructions to take with you.
The company is seeking $4,633 (a strangely specific amount) to help pay for setting up a studio and purchase equipment, as well as for the labor needed to set up and maintain the website. The hope is that it will be able to launch in January.
The Kickstarter runs through Aug. 18, and rewards include hand lotion, tote bags, yarn and other goodies. Check it out if this sounds interesting to you!