New ebooks, two new ebooks have launched today in addition to my long list of ebooks already on the website. I had been writing my new quilting ebook for some months, dipping in and out, adding more quilts. This wonderful new ebook includes all the quilts I have made from 2015 when I made tentative steps in quilting, to 2019 as a fully fledged quilt designer.
However it is not just a pictorial book of my quilts, it is much more than that. It is a book to help quilters design their own quilts. It has over 130 images of inspiration, notes and guidelines on design and the finished quilt plus a critique of each quilt. Each of these areas are important if you are to become a successful quilt designer. It shows quilts of many kinds and how to design them.
So I hope that you will join me in my new project, the quilting ebook can be purchased here
It’s a great achievement to finish one new ebook, but I actually finished two! The second new ebook is my book of my journey to Marseille. It’s a step by step guide to where I went, what I saw, and how I felt about it all. Follow me and discover Marseille, not just the city but the coast and museums. This new ebook contains over 300 photos. So even if you are not planning a trip, but enjoy armchair travel, you can sit back and enjoy the photos. I spent a week in France’s second city and discovered all it has to offer. I now want to share this with you. This ebook can be purchased here
Next week I hope to show you some quilting, if I can stand on my leg to cut and sew, but that’s another story. If not, it’s knitting and writing, I might just finish the Improve Your Quilting ecourse x
Best of 2018 Review. Yes there were good things about 2018 but it was more of a year that did not go according to plan.
What was the plan? With the ugly three-headed monster known as Brexit looming, I planned to travel. Big time. Travel like I had never travelled before. See as many places as I could. Workwise I had travel plans – travel means inspiration.
What went wrong? Through no fault of my own, I had next to no travel money, so I made it to the one place I had pre-booked – Lisbon. I for one am sincerely hoping that Brexit can still be blown away and I retain my freedom of movement.
I introduced so many new ecourses, tutorials and even quilt patterns that I began to feel like a one-woman factory churning out inspiration by the bucket load to an audience that is increasing day by day. I am feeling a positive flow of energy to my work.
My new website launched this year and an Instagram account. Both looking good and receptive people building daily. Phew – but this is like a job within a job. I want to design and I find myself wrapped up in social media. It’s tricky.
So let’s look at a few highlights. The current New In page of the website is looking fantastic with my new range of quilting fabrics. There are now seven inspirations ebooks. There are now several quilts and patterns for sale. I have just launched the Colour For Quilters ecourse. This extends my work done between 1996 – 2018 on colour in gardening. Colour is my thing. I am still dyeing and now printing my own fabrics.
Do I have plans for 2019? It’s more work for little miss workaholic and I aim to build that audience and get positive vibes and sales with new products. There’s everything to play for. See you on the other side. Stay tuned for more exciting textiles and quilts.
Words, work and images copyright Karen Platt 2018 (just!)
New products – a look back at the last six months. I have worked so hard on my core skills of writing, teaching and publishing. Here are the new products:
The last six months have seen me create a brand new website of new products
In the last six months, I have launched six new ebooks providing inspiration for artists in every field. These include numerous photos you can use to create your own work, no matter what kind of artist you are. The ebooks also include examples of my work (these cannot be used but can inspire). The six titles are
6. Stone and Strata
They can all be viewed here
The next title in preparation is Desert.
My digital work receives a lot of interest. The question I am most asked is ‘How did you do that?’. To answer that I created an Advanced Photoshop ecourse. It is Advanced in that it takes a few processes but is still simple to use and produce the effects I do. You can purchase it here.
As my main focus is now quilting, there are many ecourses and tutorials I have created for quilters. I am still finishing the writing of two ecourses for hand quilting, which will be launched shortly together with a beginner’s quilting course. I have been busy hand dyeing and rust dyeing fabric too. I intend to expand the range further. These are found under the supplies section of the website.
A future focus will be an ecourse in colour and themed work.
My main focus for the next two months is getting ready to take part in the Festival of Quilts for the first time and to showcase my ecourses and quilt kits. You will find me on Stand C5, come and say hello.