Tuesday, April 10, 2018

That's a Wrap, but Only for the Kickstarter

Today, Episode 35 of Dyepot Weekly came out!  Where has time gone?  How has it been over 6 months since the launch of this video series?  With the release of Dyepot Weekly #35, I have officially completed my Kickstarter Campaign.  I initially hoped to fund the first 25 episodes of Dyepot Weekly but everyone's support helped SMASH all of the stretch goals I could come up with.

Dyepot Weekly #35 was super special for me, because I took a trip back through memory lane to look back at the first ever colorway I handpainted with KoolAid and food coloring.  It was fitting to close off this Kickstarter by taking a look back and replicating one of my first ever yarns.  Because I always do everything with a twist, I dyed both the Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn I used in the past and KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Worsted weight yarn to show how these two different fibers take up color. (Affiliate Links)

If you've missed some episodes of Dyepot Weekly along the way, don't worry!  I have a playlist on the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube channel so you can catch up on the whole series:

Don't worry, Dyepot Weekly isn't over.  I just about to schedule episodes #42 and #43 and I'm in various stages of filming through #50!

What's Next for ChemKnits?

Many of you have asked me if I would do another Kickstarter campaign.  The honest answer is maybe.  I think that it could be fun to participate in a Make 100 campaign, or to do another campaign if I needed the capital to launch a special series.  However, I do not have plans to do another Kickstarter at this time.  There are, however, other ways that you can support ChemKnits. 

One way you can support me right now is through Patreon.  To become a ChemKnits Patron, you subscribe to a reward tier and contribute to ChemKnits on a monthly basis.  As a Patron, you have access to some fantastic perks that can include early access to new dyeing videos, behind the scenes sneak peeks, advance notice of yarn destash sales and more.  I think my favorite part is the monthly Patron only poll where they provide input into the next early access video.

Another way you can support ChemKnits is by interacting with my videos and other content.  Subscribe to the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube channel, share videos via social media, like videos, comment on videos.  All of this helps more people discover my content which in turn gives me the resources to create more videos. 

Speaking of destash sales... one is coming.  I am currently at the beginning stages of opening up an Etsy shop!  My stash of hand dyed yarn is rather large, and I need to make some more space in my closet so I can create more yarn dyeing videos. 

What else is next?  I have a whole backlog of crafting projects that I want to write up here.  The only real thing that is holding me back is the need to edit some of the pictures first, and then I can start sharing more of my fun crafting adventures.

Thank you for being a part of this journey.  I look forward to many more years of creative adventures with you.